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Medicinal Chemistry

Honours

An Medicinal Chemistry honours year will further your knowledge, training and skills required for employment and research opportunities in drug discovery and development. 

The discovery of new drugs is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing fields of science, and there is a growing need for safer, more effective pharmaceuticals against diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, infection, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

Society also faces challenges ranging from antimicrobial resistance and dementia, with the latter of special significance in the context of the aging population. 

About this honours pathway

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Medicinal Chemistry: completion of 36 credit points of project work and 12 credit points of coursework. 

For further details about honours and who to contact for more information, please visit the Science honours page.

Career pathways

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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