Free course

Pain and Aspirin

Free statement of participation on completion

What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain chemicals and as a result feels pain. Pain can be reduced by inhibiting the formation of such chemicals and you will learn how the molecular structure of aspirin has been formulated to help in this process.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts, concepts and principles relating to the development of medicines
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science behind the development of some drugs to achieve particular tasks
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how chemical bonding determines the properties of compounds and provides an explanation for the mode of action of drugs
  • apply this knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • express unit concepts in an objective and factually correct way.