MEDICINAL AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHE2MOC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to medicinal chemistry, with an emphasis on how drugs interact with their molecular targets of lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins. A key aspect is to develop understanding of organic chemistry, where you will focus on the properties, nomenclature, reactions and mechanisms of key functional groups used in organic synthesis, including the critical concept of stereochemistry. You will gain experience conducting and interpreting laboratory experiments related to the synthesis of organic and molecules with a focus on medicinal drug design.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYuning Hong

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHE1APL AND (CHE1GEN OR CHE1CHF)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Organic Chemistry

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorMcMurry, J.

Year2016

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PublisherThomson-Brooks/Cole

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Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorPatrick, G.

Year2013

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the fundamental concepts of medicinal chemistry.
02. Illustrate understanding of the ways drugs interact with their molecular targets.
03. Employ concepts of bonding to explain the properties of organic compounds.
04. Design synthetic schemes for the preparation of organic compounds showing understanding of reaction mechanisms.
05. Demonstrate practical skills needed to conduct chemical synthesis, chemical analysis and be able to interpret and report the results of spectroscopic measurements.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYuning Hong

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 13
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
The laboratory program consists of 6 classes and additional learning activities (3 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
The laboratory program consists of 6 classes and additional learning activities (3 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 10
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Laboratory safety introduction will be held in the first week of semester.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quizzes (500 words equiv) Two LMS quizzes during semester.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
Laboratory work and reports (1500 words equivalent) Hurdle for accreditation with RACI. Students must complete a minimum 75% of lab assessment, and must obtain a score of at least 50% for the laboratory component of the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Test (500 words equivalent) One in class test during semesterN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4
Examinations (2 x 1 hour exams) or equivalent assessment tasks during semester Two 1 hour papers in the central examination period or equivalent assessment tasks during semester. Students can select either option.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4