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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Building on concepts covered in PC1103, this subject introduces new topics in the area of pharmaceutical chemistry. There is a focus on the application of the chemistry to both the dosage form and the patient, highlighting conceptualisation of the chemistry, showing integration with pharmacy practice. Inorganic / physical and analytical chemistry:Acids and bases / buffers, the properties of solids and their characterisation and analytical techniques - chromatography and ultraviolet spectrophotometry. Organic Medicinal Chemistry: general principles including functional groups (electron donating/withdrawing) stereochemistry in relation to drug activity. Included will be the principles of structure activity relationships with application to selected drug classes. Elucidation of chemical structure will follow on from PC1103 to include the practical techniques such as Infrared and Mass Spectrometry and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in determining the identity of drug molecules.
|As this is a core level 2 subject in the BPharm(Hons)/MPharm pathway, students will be expected to have completed CH1001 and PC1103.|
|Prerequisites:||CH1001 AND PC1103|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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