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SLE318 - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry

Unit details

Year2016 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


SLE318 will develop student abilities to predict the chemical properties of organic molecules and propose sensible mechanisms to account for transformations. The students will be introduced to medicinal chemistry with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals that target cell wall receptors and enzymes. Antibiotic function will also be explored, in particular agents that target bacterial cell walls. This unit is intended for students in forensic science, biotechnology, chemistry and biomedical science.


Three in-class tests (1 x 20%, 2 x 15% each) 50%, research paper 30%, poster presentation 20%

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