Medicinal Chemistry

Module Description

Module Goals

This module aims to enable students to:

  • Describe the existing drugs in terms of their biological properties and explain the relationship between structure and effect.
  • Understand the mechanisms and methods used to identify the effective pharmaceutical substances.
  • Describes various standards and principles including the design, synthesis and development of pharmaceutical drugs.

Assessment Methods

  • Individual questions, quizzes, evaluation of external activities, theoretical and practical tests. These constitute 40% of total mark of the
  • A final exam constituting 60% of total mark.

Module Syllabus

This module introduces students to all various standards that ensure the design and development of pharmaceutical drugs. It also enables the student to understand the relation between structure and effect as well as the mechanisms of action, pharmacological doses and side effects.