MEDICINAL AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Either CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN, and CHE1APL
Incompatible subjects CHE2MEC
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, 4rd edition||Prescribed||Patrick, G.||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009.|
|Readings||Organic Chemistry, 8th edition, 2008||Prescribed||McMurry, J.||THOMSON-BROOKS/COLE|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard
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.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|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|