Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Description

Provides students with knowledge of the chemistry relevant to the study of pharmaceutical drugs; an overview of the structure-activity relationships of a variety of drug classes; introduces the process of drug discovery; and the methodologies of rational drug design.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the importance of chemistry in the development and application of therapeutic drugs.

2. Develop an understanding of the physico-chemical properties of drugs.

3. Obtain a working knowledge of chemical structures and nomenclature.

4. Gain an appreciation of the importance of ionisation of drug with respect to the partitioning,solubility and efficacy of drugs;

5. Understand how current drugs were developed and how new scientific techniques will provide future drugs.

6. Understand how changes in the chemical structure of drugs affect efficacy;

7. Have been introduced to a variety of drug classes and some pharmacological proprties;

8. Develop an understanding of the principles of analytical techniques.

Content

  1. Drug discovery
  2. Stereochemistry and drug-target interactions
  3. Medicinal chemistry of selected drug classes
  4. Ionisation of pharmaceutical compounds
  5. Chemical nomenclature
  6. Techniques for drug analysis

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.

Assumed Knowledge

Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid-Tri Exam *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

Formal Examination: Formal Exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a passing grade in the combined examination assessment (mid-term and final examination)
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a passing grade in the combined examination assessment (mid-term and final examination)

Contact Hours

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks