BIOPHARMACEUTICS

CHE3BPH

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is concerned with the invention, discovery, design, identification and preparation of biologically active compounds, the study of their metabolism, the interpretation of their mode of action at the molecular level and the construction of structure activity relationships. The goal of this subject is to provide fundamental principles of Biopharmaceutics, qualitative and quantitative descriptions of factors which influence drug disposition.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE2MCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (Lemke Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry)RecommendedLemke, TLN/A
ReadingsWilson & Gisvold's Textbook of Organic Medicinal and Pharmaceutical ChemistryRecommendedBlock, J, Beale, J (eds)N/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and integrate key concepts of organic chemistry relevant to biological systems and drug formulations.

Activities:
The key concepts to be integrated are discussed in both lectures and workshops. Workshops are designed to be interactive.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Analyse functional groups present on drug molecules and their reactivity and interconversion in relation to biological activity and pharmacokinetics (therapeutic drug monitoring).

Activities:
Interactive workshops are where the functional groups, their reactivity and interconversion in relation to biological activity and pharmacokinetics are discussed following introduction in the lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Analyse structure-activity relationships and the reactivity and role of key biomolecules.

Activities:
Structure-activity relationships and biomolecules are introduced in lectures and their roles reinforced in workshop discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Collect, analyse and evaluate scientific information from various sources to prepare a clear and thorough scientific report.

Activities:
Students are expected to find these sources of information and evaluate them in relation to a given set of questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Select appropriate drug therapy based on structure-activity relationships for a particular disease or condition.

Activities:
Students are provided with a set of options from which they need to choose the appropriate therapy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

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.
"Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,500 words)40 04, 05

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

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.
"Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,500 words)40 04, 05

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,500 words)40 04, 05

Singapore, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 24.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 24.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24-hours of Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 05, 03, 01, 02
Assignment (1,500 words)40 04, 05