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VPS1021 - Chemistry I A

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Elizabeth Yuriev


Parkville First semester 2007 (Day)


Chemical structure, bonding and shape. Bioinorganic chemistry. Spectroscopy and analysis. Introduction to organic chemistry. Alkanes, stereochemistry, optical activity. Chemical kinetics. Organic reaction mechanisms.


Students will develop: - An understanding of the key concepts in chemical stucture and bonding including functional groups, pharmaceutical spectroscopy, reactions of organic molecules and the basic principles of medicinal chemistry. - Abilities in the areas of techniques associated with medicinal chemistry relevant to formulation science. - An appreciation of the role of molecular shapes and electronic distributions as the basis for drug-receptor interactions.


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