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CH414 - Advanced Molecular Pharmacology

  • Module code: CH414
  • Module name: Advanced Molecular Pharmacology
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of the module is to describe current developments, methods and techniques in drug design and drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. The module is given by representatives of major pharmaceutical companies, who present case studies and techniques in modern drug discovery and drug development. The module also aims to develop transferable skills. This module is assessed by 100% assessed work via team presentation of an assigned topic in medicinal chemistry, an oral presentation, and an individual written assignment on current medicinal chemistry.

Principal learning outcomes

1. Students will be able to describe and present current advances in drug design, drug discovery and drug development. 2. Make an effective written presentation of current medicinal chemistry literature work. 3. Work effectively in a team in order to research and present a report and oral presentation in the area of current drug discovery

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hr oral presentation session 60 hr student self-study for individual assignment 15 hr student group meetings for group project 60 hr student self-study for group project

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CH414-15)
A (Assessed work only) Team-based assignment (12,500 words) 40%
  Individual assignment (3000 words) 40%
  Assessment of oral presentation 16%
  Management report of team-based assignment 4%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed for visiting exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Industrial Placement) (F112) - Year 4
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