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SLE318 - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SBC318

Unit chair:

Fred Pfeffer

Prerequisite:

SLE214 and at least four other level 2 units

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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