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This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Medicinal Chemistry. The course will consider how many drugs/pharmaceuticals work, correlating their precise molecular structure with that of their biological targets. The course will also introduce pharmacokinetics, and consider how Medicinal Chemists can optimize the molecular properties of a drug molecule to produce compounds that display enhanced biological effects in living organisms.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Jodie Johnston
Course Outline (PDF 361KB)
Domestic fee $910.00
International fee $4,438.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.