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.
Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Trimester 1 - 2014
On completion of this course the students will:
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. Develop an appreciation of the process of structure analysis and the quantification of drug concentrations.
7. Describe how chemical changes in the chemical structure of drugs affect efficacy.
8. Develop an appreciation of a variety of drug classes.
- pH and ionisation of pharmaceutical compounds
- Chemical nomenclature
- Stereochemistry of drugs
- Drug discovery
- Analysis of drugs
- Medicinal Chemistry
||Replacing PHAR6016 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 10 Units.
||There are no students requiring transition arrangements
||Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
|Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
- Examination: Class - Mid trimester
- Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment during trimester
- Examination: Formal - End of trimester.
- Other: (please specify) - Students must achieve a passing grade in the combined examination assessment (mid-term and final examination) and pass all other assessment to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist
- Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
- Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
- Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
- Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
2014 Course Timetables for PHAR6114