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CH269 - Introduction to Biological & Medicinal Chemistry

  • Module code: CH269
  • Module name: Introduction to Biological & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This is a core module for all Chemistry students, introducing the principles of biological chemistry, which is an important facet of a modern Chemistry degree, and is an active topic of research in the Chemistry Department at Warwick. The module covers three major topics in biological chemistry: carbohydrate chemistry; enzymes & enzyme catalysis; and an introduction to medicinal chemistry & drug discovery. The module is particularly relevant to BSc Biomedical Chemistry and MChem Chemical Biology joint degree students, and BSc/MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry students.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand and explain the structures, reactivity and synthesis of monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides; answer problem-based questions on these topics; Understand and explain the molecular basis for enzyme catalysis, enzyme structure, and Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics; answer problem-based questions on these topics; Understand the principles and practices of introductory medicinal chemistry, examples of drug action through enzyme inhibition and receptor binding; assess structure-activity data and answer problem-based questions on these topics.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 weeks, 18 contact hours (lectures - 3hrs a week, tutorials 2 hrs.)

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH269

Other essential notes

Pre-requisite: CH161

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: CH269-7.5)
B (Examination only) Introduction to Biological & Medicinal Chemistry 100%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessed work for visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry with Intercalated Year (B9F1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Industrial Training (F108) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F122) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Training (F128) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 2
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 2