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|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject builds upon the fundamental concepts of chemistry introduced in the first year subjects CH1001 and CH1002. It deals with the key chemical concepts of medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacology, including the mechanisms of drug action and metabolism. The subject also introduces the principles of drug stability and basic mechanisms of drug degradation. The importance of chemical analysis in relation to drug development, drug testing and quality control is examined. Specific topics to be covered include instrumental methods of analysis and structure determination of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), particularly titrations, mass spectrometry (MS) and UV spectroscopy (UV-Vis), chromatographic separation techniques (HPLC and GC), thermal analysis methods (DSC and TGA) and Vibrational Spectroscopic techniques (FTIR and Raman spectroscopy). Pharmaceutical case studies are also covered.
|First year chemistry|
|PC2002, PC2203 CH3403|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance|
|Census Date 23-Mar-2023|
|Face to face teaching (Guided Learning Sessions and Practicals on campus)|
|Coordinator:||Dr Mark Payne|
|Lecturers:||Dr Mark Barnes, Dr Mark Payne, Mr Andrew Wright, Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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