CHM4280 - Honours coursework in medicinal chemistry - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Science


Dr Cheow Yuen Lin

Unit guides



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


This unit provides advanced instruction in quantitative methods, thesis writing and current topics to students enrolled in the honours program in medicinal chemistry. Students will gain an understanding of advanced experimental design, data analysis and scientific writing that will assist them in completing their honours thesis. Further classes and coursework relating to current topics in medicinal chemistry will assist students in critical analysis of journal articles, providing further support for their academic development in research science.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Develop a realistic experimental plan, including a timeline, for the research project undertaken in CHM4180;
  2. Appreciate and outline the key principals in Intellectual Property as it relates to the discipline and the CHM4180 research project;
  3. Use and critically evaluate the extant OHS software;
  4. Efficiently and competently use appropriate bibliographic software (eg. EndNote);
  5. Explain the operation of, and where relevant and appropriate, competently use, the equipment discussed in the Workshops component of this course;
  6. Demonstrate an appropriate high level of understanding of the material presented in the selected lecture modules - this understanding is demonstrated through the relevant assessment tasks.


Essay: 50%

Statistics coursework: 30%

Examination: 20%

Workload requirements

One to three hours of lectures and/or tutorials per week over 12 weeks

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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 Biotechnology Honours year or for the Science (Honours)