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This course will provide students with an understanding of what medicinal chemistry is and how it is carried out. It will describe the interdisciplinary process of how pharmaceutical drugs are designed and developed. 

The course is based on a series of lectures, tutorials, workshops and colloquia given by academic staff from the Faculties of Science and Medicine plus visiting specialists, on topics of relevance to medicinal chemistry.  Students will have the opportunity to visit some of the biomedical facilities located on the UNSW campus.

The course is only available to students enrolled in program 3992, 3999 and 4755 and cannot be used as a general education course.

Note: Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 12 chemistry.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Enrolment in Medicinal Chemistry (3992) or (3999) or 4755

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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