SLE318 - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SBC318

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SLE214 

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 2 hour workshops per trimester, 5 x 6 hour practicals per trimester.

Content

SLE318 will develop the ability to predict the chemical properties of organic molecules and propose sensible mechanisms to account for their transformations. 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.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical component. 

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