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SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
A course of lectures and a workshop covering applications of chemistry in medicine, with emphasis on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The course will engender an appreciation of the importance of structure-activity relationships in modern day drug design and development, cover the design and synthesis of diverse compound libraries, compare rational design vs high throughput screening as routes to drug leads, show how a knowledge of modes and mechanisms of action allows screening and elaboration of leads, engender appreciation of how chemists contribute new molecular entities with applications in diagnostics, drug delivery, biomaterials and tissue engineering. Either the Level 10 or Level 11 version of this course version of this course (as specified in the degree programme tables) is a compulsory requirement for Year 4/5 students on degrees in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, but can be taken by Year 4/5 students on any Chemistry degree programme.
College of Science and Engineering
School of Chemistry
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012