MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY D

CHE3MCD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Core topics address the areas of medicinal chemistry, inorganic synthesis, physical chemistry (spectroscopy), and molecular design. One additional topic must also be selected, from areas such as heterocyclic chemistry, sensors and electrochemistry and surface chemistry. Learning activities within the subject include lectures, tutorials, computer-based classes, workshops and laboratory classes.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBMC and have passed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB and CHE2MOC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE3ADB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to Medicinal ChemistryPrescribedPatrick, G. 2013OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009.
ReadingsInorganic ChemistryPrescribedHousecroft & Sharp, 2012Pearson.
ReadingsPhysical ChemistryPrescribedAtkins, P.W. and de Paula, J., 2014OXFORD, 2010.
ReadingsQuantitative Chemical AnalysisPrescribedHarris, D.C., 2015FREEMAN.
ReadingsOrganic ChemistryRecommendedMcMurray, 2016Thomson-Brooks/Cole

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate thorough understanding of "Key Principles of Chemistry" as defined by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and employ experimental methods of investigation of the defined principles.

Activities:
During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups, reinforcing lecture material. In tutorials and in their own time students will apply these concepts to solve a variety of problems, some of which are assessed via quizzes or assignments and others which are provided as optional problem sets for exam preparation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, colecting data and reporting results, in order to satisfy the professional accreditation requirements of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Activities:
Working individually or in small groups students will aquire practical skills required for the manipulation of chemicals for chemical synthesis and learn how to use modern instrumentation to perform chemical analyses. Student laboratory reports and assignments are compared to ensure authenticity and mark allocation or penalty applied.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply relevant mathematical, graphical and computational methods to acquire, manipulate, interpret and evaluate chemical data and summarise results using appropriate significant figures and units.

Activities:
Student calculations are submitted in subject assignments, laboratory reports and exams and are assessed for accuracy of result and logical structure. The evaluation and reporting of errors and uncertainties is particularly dealt with in the laboratory assessment. The molecular design topic also involves an extensive set of computer-based tutorials in the place of lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Write coherent descriptions of chemical principles and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.

Activities:
Laboratory reports: students submit laboratory reports throughout the semester that are marked against a rubric for professional presentation. Reports returned in a timely manner and annotated with helpful comments to aid improvement. Topic assignments: students submit topic assignments throughout the semester that are marked against a rubric for professional prose and accurate description of information including references where appropriate. Assignments returned and annotated with helpful comments to aid improvement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Solve abstract, routine and real-world problems of chemical relevance by sourcing, collating and summarising legitimate scientific information.

Activities:
In tutorial problem classes and assignments students must apply chemical concepts to solve a variety of problems and draw from appropriate chemical data sources to do so. An extended lab-based project will be introduced that involves group work, and has aspects of experiment planning, task allocation, research and reporting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Orally present chemistry matters, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals.

Activities:
Students will be expected to orally explain their answers and participate in tutorial discussions on a regular basis. In the laboratory, students present one of their experiments as a poster, including a short oral introduction.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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