CEMDC, Semmelweis University

Module 1a (Int): Introductory Programme, Module 1b: Principles of Discovery of Medicines and Development Planning

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
Budapest Hungary

Teaching Methodology:
Blended Learning
Credits :
Short courses (CPD): 15 ECTS

European Fees:
1000 Euro (EUR)
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

CEMDC, Semmelweis University

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence


INTRODUCTORY MODULE - under discussion The introductory module section provides an introductory overview of medicine development in general and its place in healthcare PRINCIPLES OF DISCOVERY OF MEDICINE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANING Module Leaders: P. Arányi, Hungary and M. Gottwald, Germany The general introductory section is followed by the detailed discussion of the drug discovery process.


INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMME Process of drug development and identity of critical factors and decision points Importance of the patient in drug development Background to the development of the regulation of medicines and the role of the competent authorities Monitoring of drug safety PRINCIPLES OF DISCOVERY OF MEDICINES AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING Principles and practice of medical marketing Role of pathophysiology and molecular biology-based pharmacology in drug development Principal steps in discovering, modifying, assessing and patenting new chemical and biological compounds (including advanced therapies) according to their therapeutic indication Resource planning (in terms of project management, budgeting and cost-control) involved in the management of a drug development programme Principles of translational research and its role in drug development Functions and elements (including business aspects) involved in the integrated development of a new drug

Covered Areas

Scientific Areas

- PK/PD modelling - Stem cells and regenerative medicine - Target discovery and lead selection

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