Drug stereochemistry; aromaticity; modulation of reactivity and acid-base properties of drugs; functional group properties and stability in formulation; heterocyclic chemistry; carbohydrates in drugs.
|Paper title||Biopharmaceutical Chemistry|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$745.37|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,467.50|
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
- Mr David Schmierer, Dr Andrea Vernall and Associate Professor Joel Tyndall
- Paper Structure
- Six 2-week modules
- Internal 30%
- Final 70%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures, laboratories and tutorials
- Bruice, PY (2016) Essential Organic Chemistry, 3rd edition, Pearson
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Identify commonly encountered functional groups
- Predict the acid-base, solubility and stability properties of pharmaceuticals based on structural elements and functional groups
- Identify and specify stereocentres in pharmaceuticals
- Identify and specify geometric isomers.
- Incorporate this stereochemical information as a part of IUPAC nomenclature
- Identify enantiomers, diastereomers and meso-compounds
- Predict the presence of aromaticity and any effects this and aromatic substituents may have on pharmaceutical acid-base properties, reactivity and stability
- Discuss carbohydrates: their stereochemistry, stability and use in Pharmacy