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SLE318 - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Fred Pfeffer


SLE214 and at least four other level 2 units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 6 hour practical class per trimester


Predicting the chemical properties of organic molecules and proposing sensible mechanisms to account for transformations.  Amino acid and peptide synthesis including the role of protecting groups and modern solid phase synthesis.  Introductory medicinal chemistry with emphasis on pharmaceuticals that target cell wall receptors and enzymes.  Antibiotic function, in particular agents that target bacterial cell walls. This unit is intended for students in forensic science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, chemistry and related programs.


Three class tests (20% each) 60%, practical work 30%, literature-based poster presentation 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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