COURSE NAME PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
COURSE CODE: SCO3012
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PART TIMER
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This subject is aimed at chemistry student who are interested in a future career in the pharmaceutical industry. It attempts to convey something of the fascination of working in a field which overlaps the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and pharmacology.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VI / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE

TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT  LEARNING

L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

22

T

 

0

P

 

6

SCL

 

0

O

 

52

L + T + P + O = 80 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE:
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     Introducing the knowledge of biology such as the basics of cell structure, proteins, and nucleic acid.

2.     Designing an effective drug and also discussion on the difficulties faced by the pharmaceutical chemist in this task.

3.     Demonstrate the ability in performing basic biological science, synthesis of compound and application of various instrumentation techniques.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Demonstrate the basic knowledge of biology in designing drugs (LO1-C3)

2.     Outline the general strategies employed in developing an effective drug (LO4-C4)

3.     Explain knowledge on biological materials, chemical synthesis, techniques and instrumentation in pharmaceutical chemistry. (LO2 – P2)

4.     Perform mini project report in a professional manner. (LO6 – A2, EM2)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and group works.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and group work using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This subject is aimed at undergraduates who have a basic grounding in chemistry and are interested in a future career in the pharmaceutical industry. It attempts to convey something of the fascination of working in a field which overlaps the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and pharmacology. This course is divided into three major parts which are the basics of cell structure, proteins, and nucleic acids as applied to drug design; three particular areas of medicinal chemistry and the example of the rational approach such as development of  antiulcer drug.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, mini project etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
·  One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration -Pharmaceutical chemistry on Quranic Verses

·  Test

·  Mini project – Group work

10

30

20

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination – Structured and essay type questions 40%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1. Patric, G.L. 1995. An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry. Oxford University Press: USA

2. Cairns, D. 2007. Essentials of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. U.K: Pharmaceutical Press.

3. Chang, R. 2007. Chemistry. Ed. Ke-9. New York: McGraw-Hill.

4. Christian, G.D. 2004. Analytical Chemistry. Ed. Ke-5. New Jersey: Wiley.

5. Ebbing, D.D. & Gammon, S.D. 2009. General Chemistry. Ed. Ke-9. Boston: HoughtonMifflin.

6. Sarker, S. & Nahar, L. 2007. Chemistry for Pharmacy Student: General, Organic and Natural Product Chemistry. New York: John Wiley & Son.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING NIL