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BMC2021 - Synthetic Chemistry A

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Professor Peter Scammells


Parkville First semester 2007 (Day)


Synthetic Chemistry A lays a foundation of knowledge about the structure and reactivity of the key functional groups found in pharmaceuticals. Participants in this unit will also be introduced to the art of designing and performing multi-step syntheses of bioactive compounds. Knowledge in this area will be further extended in the semester two unit, Synthetic Chemistry B.


At the completion of this unit the participant will:


Examination: 50% (2 hours); Mid-Semester Test (1 Hour) 20%; Practical Work 30%;

Contact hours

12 weeks of 2 Lectures per week, 1 week of 1 Lecture / 1 Tutorial, and 9 x 4hr Practicals.


CHM1011, CHM1022, BMC1021


BMC2032, BMC2042, BMC2071, BMC2050, BMC2080 and BMC2101.