CHEM07005 2020 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

General Details

Full Title
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
Transcript Title
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
Code
CHEM07005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Aodhmar Cadogan, Yvonne Lang
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAD_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science
Description

This module provides the student with an understanding of  the chemistry behind (i) the structure of some selected groups of organic chemical molecules relevant to pharmaceutical and chemical industry and (ii) the intermolecular forces and chemistry behind liquid / solid / gas interfaces that give rise to their characteristic properties.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Name, identify and recognise the structure of a range of selected organic groups of molecules that are relevant to the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including their structure, stereochemistry and synthesis.

2.

Demonstrate knowledge of interfacial chemistry at the liquid / gas / solid boundaries.  

3.

Relate the concepts of interfacial chemistry and the functions of the organic groups covered in the module to their role in pharmaceutical and chemistry related applications.

4.

Demonstrate numerical and problem solving skills to examine properties and illustrate examples relevant to the content of the module.  

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered Part Time / Online.  It will include lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning.  Moodle will be used as a depository of education resources and as a means of assessment e.g. moodle quizzes.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 40% continuous assessment and 60% final exam. Students will be assessed using a blend of essay / short answer questions, reinforced with a final written examination.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous assessment and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Stereochemistry - optical activity, specific rotation, chirality, enantiomerism, configuration of stereoisomers; rules for the specification of R & S configuration of optically active compounds; racemic modifications and distereoisomers.

Recognise the structure and understand the nomenclature of a variety of organic molecules such as simple carbohydrates, Terpenes, Lipids, Fats, Fatty Acids and steroids.

Interfacial phenomena, surface tension, spreading coefficients, Youngs equation, capillary action, Laplace equation and curved surfaces.

Definition and classification of surface active agents (soluble and insoluble), surface excess concentration, LB instrument and curves.

Gas / Solid Adsorption characteristics, isotherms, Langmuir behaviour.  Fundamental chemical properties pH, pKa, Log P and partition coefficients.

The application of all of the above to pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written assessment
Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 MCQ and short answer questions Formative Open Book Exam - % OnGoing
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Two Hour Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term  
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self directed study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-02-09 Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 1edition Churchill Livingstone
ISBN 0443072329 ISBN-13 9780443072321
Recommended Reading
2011-04-01 Interfacial Science: An Introduction Oxford University Press
ISBN 019957118X ISBN-13 9780199571185
Recommended Reading
2014-01-30 Chemistry for the Biosciences: The Essential Concepts OUP Oxford
ISBN 0199662886 ISBN-13 9780199662883

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Remingtons Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmaceutical Codex

Journal Resources

N/A

Other Resources

N/A