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VCP1021 - Medicinal chemistry IA

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Dr Elizabeth Yuriev


Parkville First semester 2007 (Day)


Chemical structure, bonding and shape. Bioinorganic chemistry. Spectroscopy and pharmaceutical analysis. Chemical kinetics. Introduction to organic chemistry. Classes, functional groups and reactivity of drugs. Alkanes, stereochemistry, optical activity. Reaction mechanisms.


Students are expected to develop:

  1. Understanding of the key concepts in chemical structure and bonding including functional groups, pharmaceutical spectroscopy, reactions of organic molecules and the basic principles of medicinal chemistry.
  2. Abilities in the areas of techniques associated with medicinal chemistry.
  3. An appreciation of the role of molecular shapes and electronic distributions as the basis for drug-receptor interactions.


Examination: 80%, (3 hours): Practical work and other tests: 20%