MEDICINAL AND BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Credit points: 15
In this subject, the chemical principles encountered in the prerequisite subjects will be applied to issues of biological relevance within themes of medicinal chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. In the medicinal chemistry topic you will learn about issues related to pharmaceutical concerns from a chemical perspective, including an overview of the process of bringing new medicinal compounds to market. Most molecules of pharmaceutical relevance comprise organic heterocyclic rings containing nitrogen and oxygen; the synthetic strategies to access these compounds will be expanded in the heterocyclic chemistry topic with application to real-world examples. In the bioinorganic topic you will focus on the interplay of metal elements with biology from a chemical perspective # both essential metal elements such as iron and zinc, as well as the chemical basis for which toxic metal elements (e.g. mercury) act on the body, and finally how metal containing compounds can act as therapeutics. In this subject you will also gain experience conducting and interpreting laboratory experiments related to organic and bioinorganic chemistry.
Subject Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must have completed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB or Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS
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Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
PublisherOxford University Press
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott
Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
Three 5.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
The laboratory program consists of 3 classes (5 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
SeminarWeek: 31 - 31
One 5.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Laboratory safety introduction will be held in the first week of semester.
2 hr written examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words)A 1.5 hour paper scheduled for 2 hours in the central examination period.
Tests (equivalent to 600 essay words)Two in class tests during semester.
Essay assignment (equivalent to 450 essay words)One essay during semester for the bioinorganic chemistry component.
Online quizzes (equivalent to 450 essay words)Two LMS quizzes during semester.
Laboratory work, written reports (equivalent to 1500 essay words)HURDLE for subject pass, from 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. Develops and assess competency in practical skills, and in data handling and reporting.
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