Medicinal Chemistry 4M CHEM5020

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course covers various topics in medicinal chemistry


32 lectures and 5 tutorials at times to be arranged

Requirements of Entry

Normally successful completion of associated Work or European Placement or admission to the MSc degree programme in Chemistry with medicinal chemistry


135-minute examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide a broadly-based education and training in medicinal chemistry appropriate for those who will become professional chemists working probably in a research environment, together with specialisations in areas of the subject where significant advances and developments are currently being made, with enhancement of professional skills..

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and thorough understanding of the central facts and the experimental basis of advanced medicinal chemistry and aspects of pharmacology. They should be able to solve problems of a numerical or logical nature in the context of this understanding. In addition students will be expected to obtain information from written and electronic archived material, to interpret critically this information and show ability in both written and oral skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable