Courses & Units

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development CSA226

Introduction

This unit covers fundamental features and current methods involved in the medicinal chemistry and drug development process. The unit emphasises on lead identification, lead optimisation and the introduction of new drugs into clinical practice. It deals with specific case studies that examine real life drug discovery projects and how a range of drug design techniques are applied in each case and how the method used would impact on the success of the project(s). In addition, novel drug delivery systems (eg recombinant DNA technology, liposome) are also covered in detail.

Summary

Unit name Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development
Unit code CSA226
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy
Teaching staff

Dr R Patel (Coordinator)

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 010501

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-3  lectures per week

Assessment

Three in-class written assessments (100%),

Assessment 1 (30%): The assessment will consist of short- and long-style questions and well as multiple choice questions. Questions will be on all lecture topics presented in Weeks 1 to 3.

Assessments 2 (35%): The assessment will consist of short- and long-style questions, multiple choice questions as well as discussion and interpretation of graphs. Questions will be on all lecture topics presented in Weeks 4 to 8.

Assessments 3 (35%): The assessement will consist of short- and long-style questions, multiple choice questions as well as discussion and interpretation of graphs. Questions will be on all lecture topics presented in Weeks 9 to 12.

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Textbooks

Required

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