CHEM246-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Medicinal Chemistry. The course will consider how many drugs/pharmaceuticals work, correlating their precise molecular structure with that of their biological targets. The course will also introduce pharmacokinetics, and consider how Medicinal Chemists can optimize the molecular properties of a drug molecule to produce compounds that display enhanced biological effects in living organisms.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Daniel Foley


Timothy Allison and Jodie Johnston


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments 20%
Exam 60%
Test 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

All CHEM246 Occurrences

  • CHEM246-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020