This is a 2-credit course.
This 1-credit course involves the completion of a term paper on a relevant topic of drug chemistry. Students will research scientific literature available to them online, through the UF e-journals, and other relevant sources on one of the drug chemistry topics approved by the instructor. Students will prepare a fully referenced term paper in no less than 3500 words.
Please review our recommended course order.
Term Paper Topics
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Research a drug of abuse and discuss its synthesis, use, pharmacological effect, metabolism, and analysis.
- Research the synthesis of amphetamine analogs by clandestine laboratories. How is the examination of such a lab conducted?
- What are trace contaminants and how are they used to monitor the manufacture and supply of illicit drugs?
You can also choose your own drug chemistry-related subject and have it approved by the course instructor.
No required materials
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