Courses & Units

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development CSA225

Hobart

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. Novel drug delivery systems (e.g. recombinant DNA technology, liposome, gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies etc.) are also covered in detail. In addition, the study of chemical structure as a determinant of both the physicochemical properties and biological activity (including metabolic fate) of drug molecules of both synthetic and natural origin are also covered in detail.

Summary

Unit name Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development
Unit code CSA225
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator

Dr R Patel

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010501 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,701.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

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 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 9 to 12.

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Textbooks

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