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.
|Unit name||Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,701.00||010501|
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2-3 lectures per week
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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