Courses Catalogue

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ii

COURSE CODE: BPH 4104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course is both theoretical and practical, consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorial and self-directed learning sessions. The topics covered include synthesis, analysis, and structure-activity relationships (SARs) of various organic pharmaceuticals.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

This course equips the student with knowledge and skills of how medicines work, relating their chemical structures and their pharmacological activities. The knowledge gained enables the student to design new medicines or to modify existing ones for better efficacy/potency and safety. The student also understands how medicines work when administered to a patient.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES 

At the end of this course, the student is expected to:

1.    Explain the concept of isosteric replacement as applied to drug design and discovery.

2.    Describe the structure, synthesis and structure activity relationships (SARs) of selected organic pharmaceutical drugs

3.    Describe identification, assay and storage requirements of the above organic pharmaceutical drugs.