The student is expected to acquire, by attending lessons and through individual study, the following competences.
Knowledge and understanding: the student should demonstrate to know the physico-chemical bases which underlie the drug's action and to understand how small chemical modifications over a common scaffold result into corresponding variations in the biological activity.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the student should demonstrte to be able to make use of his/her knowledge, ability of analysis and understanding of the structure-activity relationship for series of drugs ro reach personal interpretation criteria.
Furthrmore, attending the lessons has the objective to increase the 'making judgment' ability and to increase the communication skills.
Making Judgment: the student should be able to interact with the topics and themes proposed by the teacher and be able to make autonomous judgments.
Communication skills: the student should be able to communicate in a clear and critical form the results of his/her individual elaboration, thus demonstrating the appropriate knowledge of the topics covered in the course.