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MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Medicines Design & Application

Unit code PHAR41111
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 6
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No


  • provide specialist knowledge in the design of therapeutics
  • consider the basis of specific diseases and their treatment



Teaching and learning methods

Each subunit is structured around a core of 16h of lectures, together with support materials and activities delivered online by Blackboard.

Total contact time: 32h

Private study: 32h x 1.5 = 48h

Directed study: 120h

Total: 200h



Knowledge and understanding

Demonstrate how the advanced approaches in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences can be used for the design, development and clinical applications of effective medicines and diagnostic tools in various disease areas.

Intellectual skills

Relate specialist knowledge and skills gained in basic science disciplines to a range of challenging clinical problems by integrating drug discovery concepts to a specific disease area.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Develop critical evaluation skills by application of principles to specific problems in medicinal chemistry.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 120

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Richard Bryce Unit coordinator

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