Credit points: 30

Subject outline

CHE3MCC is a core 3rd year subject required for a Medicinal Chemistry major, along with CHE3MCD. Learning activities within the subject include lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes. Core topics address the areas of bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis and techniques for chemical analysis (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, separation science, atomic spectroscopy). One optional topic must also be selected, from areas such as bonding, sustainability and chemistry, polymer chemistry.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBMC and either (CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB and CHE2MOC) or CHE2MEC.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to Medicinal ChemistryPrescribedPatrick, G.4TH EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009.
ReadingsOrganic Chemistry, 8th ed.PrescribedMcMurry, J.THOMSONĀ]BROOKS/COLE, 2011.
ReadingsQuantitative Chemical Analysis, 8th edPrescribedHarris, D.C.FREEMAN, 2010.
ReadingsSpectrometric Identification of Organic CompoundsPrescribedSilverstein, Webster & KiemleWILEY, 7TH ED, 2005.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 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
Four 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
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Assignments (2500 words total). These are formative assessment tasks completed during semester.A hurdle requirement of 50% applies to laboratory assessment, and also to the overall exam component comprised of core and optional topic exams.25
Laboratory exercises and written reports. The results from one experiment are presented orally.30
Two exams (total 4.5 hrs). Subject matter from 38 lectures with written answers & problem solving.45