CHM4180 - Medicinal chemistry research project - 2017

36 points, SCA Band 2, 0.750 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Science


Dr Cheow Yuen Lin

Unit guides



  • Full year 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 to First semester 2018 (Day)


Students will undertake a supervised research project. Candidates may commence the honours year at the beginning of either the first or second semester. Students will carry out a research project and present the results of their study in both written and oral form. Information about research projects will be available from the course coordinator towards the end of the preceding semester.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review the scientific literature in their discipline;
  2. Understand, discuss and actively participate in the design, development and implementation of a research project;
  3. Execute, analyse and evaluate a set of laboratory-based exercises, showing an improved ability to work with minimal supervision and to implement their own ideas;
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in computer-based literature searching word processing and other computer programs commonly used in their chosen chemistry discipline;
  5. Experience then discuss the breadth and diversity of the chemical sciences, specifically through, but not limited to, attendance at seminars;
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in safe work practices for a chemical laboratory, including the use of MSDS and the performance of risk assessments;
  7. Synthesise and present in a format suitable for the discipline, experimental results and data analysis associated with the research project;
  8. Present orally the scientific research findings to an appropriate expert audience;
  9. Integrate the research findings from the project into the larger context of research in that particular field, primarily through completion of the required thesis;
  10. Demonstrate the capability to learn new technical skills within the research project ambit and use these proficiently and safely.


Thesis: 93%

Final presentation: 7%

Hurdle requirement: To pass this unit a student must complete the proposal presentation.

Workload requirements

30 hours of self-guided and supervised study and research per week

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Completion of the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Honours)