PC1103 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Pharmaceutical Chemistry is integral to the practice of pharmacy, providing knowledge
of the chemistry relevant to the study of pharmaceutical drugs. Relevant basic principles
of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, will be contextualised through application
to the patient. Inorganic chemistry: Introduction to transition metals and the application
to bio inorganics and drug molecules. Analytical chemistry: Introduction to analytical
techniques. and the elucidation of chemical structure. Physical Chemistry: Reaction
kinetics and mechanisms of reaction, physical pharmacy concepts including colligative
properties, phase equilibria and chemical partitioning. Organic chemistry; A general
introduction to functional groups, general features of organic reactions and relevant
reaction mechanisms, including the spectroscopy applied to the elucidation of chemical
structure. Concepts of medicinal chemistry will also be introduced.
- Develop competence in appropriate laboratory techniques, especially those relevant
to the determination of drug structure and activity;
- Describe the inorganic concepts, which can be applied to drug molecules and the analytical
techniques used to determine quality of drug products;
- Describe the physical chemistry concepts which underpin the understanding of pharmaceutics
and the dosage form e.g. reaction kinetics, phase equilibria and colligative properties;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic organic chemistry concepts e.g. functional
groups, chemical reactions and the mechanisms where by which they occur;
- Apply these organic chemistry concepts to pharmaceutical drugs.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (60%)
- Laboratory work and reports - (30%)
- Assignments - (10%).
|As this is a level 1 subject in the BPharm(Hons)/MPharm pathway, students will be
expected to have the standard entry requirements for the degree pathway.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller
||Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr Mark Barnes.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 20 hours tutorials
- 30 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest