With the drug in focus, pharmaceutical chemistry combines chemistry, biology, medicine and pharmacy. As a teaching subject, pharmaceutical chemistry clarifies the foundations and invention of new drugs and the chemical background of the biological and pharmacological properties of the drugs.
Teaching in pharmaceutical chemistry includes the identification, design, synthesis and analysis of biologically active compounds as well as understanding how they interact with biological targets. In addition, the relationship between the chemical and physico-chemical properties of drugs and drug preparations is studied and their fate in the body.
The courses in pharmaceutical chemistry provide excellent knowledge and skills for students interested in the invention of new drugs, pharmaceutical research and work in the pharmaceutical industry and public authorities. But this also applies to those who are interested in basic knowledge of chemistry for work in related fields such as biology and medicine.