CHEM246-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
30 Sep - 6 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Daniel Foley


Timothy Allison and Jodie Johnston


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Exam 40%
Test 1 30%
Test 2 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* 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 .

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  • CHEM246-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024