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:
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.