MEDICINAL AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHE2MOC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an elective second year chemistry subject, which is taken in conjunction with CHE2FCA and involves lectures and a laboratory component. This subject will introduce the fundamental concepts of medicinal chemistry, including the definition and classifications of drugs, drug discovery and the role of the medicinal chemistry today. The organic chemistry, reactivity and properties of aromatic compounds will be introduced and the use of infra-red and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the identification and characterisation of organic compounds.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Either CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN, and CHE1APL

Co-requisites CHE2FCA

Incompatible subjects CHE2MEC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Medicinal Chemistry, 4rd editionPrescribedPatrick, G.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009.
ReadingsOrganic Chemistry, 8th edition, 2008PrescribedMcMurry, J.THOMSON-BROOKS/COLE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
LMS quiz10
Three written laboratory reports (300 words each) and three short laboratory reports,20
Topic assignment: length ~ 500 words.10
Topic exam for each of the 2 lecture topics during the end of semester exams (2 x 1.5-hr exam)60