CHEM10100 Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Academic Year 2024/2025

This is a module that will discuss aspects of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Case studies will be used throughout the module to exemplify chemical and biological aspects of drugs, natural products and vaccines. The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concepts that are at the bases of interdisciplinary subjects such as chemistry and biology, pharmacology and drug development. Workshops and tutorials will be impeded into the module. A basic chemistry knowledge is strongly recommended.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, the student will have a clearer understanding of the principles of the various disciplines that are encompassed by the degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A variety of teaching approaches will be used in this module, including group work and problem-solving. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

If any stage 2 chemistry modules has been taken already, the student will not be accepted into the module.

Learning Recommendations:

CHEM10040/CHEM00010 or Leaivng Cert Chemistry

CHEM00020 or Leaivng Cert Chemistry

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The feedback strategy will vary depending on the assessment. Individual feedback will be provided to students on all of their assessments. This may consist of annotated exam/test scripts; overall feedback to the class; annotated or comments on assignments.

Name Role
Dr Elaine O'Reilly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Marina Rubini Lecturer / Co-Lecturer