Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1A (PHAR5513)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will explore the physicochemical properties of drugs and how this determines the interactions of small molecules (drugs) with biological macromolecules (enzymes and receptors). All stages in the process of drug design and development will be investigated, including computational drug design, structure activity studies, synthesis and activity assays. Students will also gain experience in a variety of experimental techniques related to drug design. In addition, students will develop skills including critical thinking, the use of information technology and report writing.

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Classes

2 x lectures/wk, 5 x 2hr tutorials, 4 x 4hr workshops and self-directed learning

Assessment

Exam (60%), laboratories (20%), and molecular modeling (20%)

Textbooks

Patrick GL. An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (4th ed). Oxford University Press, 2009

Practical work

3 x 4hr labs

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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