MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY D

CHE3MCD

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

CHE3MCD is a core 3rd year subject required for a Medicinal Chemistry major, along with CHE3MCC. Learning activities within the subject include lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes. Core topics address the areas of 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 heterocyclic chemistry, sensors and electrochemistry and surface chemistry.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE2FCA, CHE2FCB and CHE2MOC. Admission into SBMC.

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 Chemistry, 4th edPrescribedHousecroft & Sharp, 2012Pearson.
ReadingsPhysical Chemistry, 9th edPrescribedAtkins, P.W. and de Paula, J., 2010OXFORD, 2010.
ReadingsQuantitative Chemical Analysis, 7th edPrescribedHarris, D.C., 2011FREEMAN.
ReadingsOrganic ChemistryPrescribedMcMurray, 2012Thomson-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 GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

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:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)

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:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Note that 7 lecture slots and 1 tutorial slot per week is required in the timetable due to the subject structure!"

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 5.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignments (equivalent to 3000 words total).A hurdle requirement of 50% applies to laboratory assessment, and also to the overall exam component comprised of core and optional topic exams.30 01, 03, 04, 05
Laboratory exercises and written reports. The results from one experiment are presented orally.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two exams (total 4 hrs). Subject matter from 28 lectures with written answers & problem solving.40 01, 03, 04, 05