CHEM30260 Chemical Biology of Natural Products

Academic Year 2021/2022

Nature is the main expert in making molecules and in this module we will focus on understanding how from very few synthetic precursors it is possible to generate a vast amount of natural substances. This module is a core module for students in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. A good background in organic chemistry is expected as the module will focus on synthetic mechanisms occurring in the bio-synthesis of natural substances.Textbook:1. Paul. M. Dewick -Medicinal Natural Product: A biosynthetic Approach- Wiley- Interscience

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, the student should be able to understand and discuss structures, synthesis and biological activity of hormones and pheromones, prostaglandins, terpenes, alkaloids, antibiotics, aromatic polyketides and aromatic compounds.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Tutorial

4

Laboratories

24

Autonomous Student Learning

54

Total

106

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Traditional lectures will be used to cover the material. Lecturers will endeavour to make these sessions as interactive as possible. Graded continuous assessment work will aim to implant key concepts and the laboratory sessions with a focus on natural products will build synthetic chemistry experience. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

CHEM20040

Learning Exclusions:

none

Learning Recommendations:

CHEM30200, CHEM30210 and CHEM30220


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: Short written tests held during tutorials Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

10

Examination: Final written examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

60

Lab Report: Laboratory assessment including laboratory practice, report, data and sample quality (20%) Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

30


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback on the in-class assessed excercises will be provided.

Name Role
Assoc Professor James Sullivan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 23, 25 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 24, 28 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 23, 25 Wed 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 24, 28 Wed 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 23, 25 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 24, 28 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 23, 25 Wed 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 24, 28 Wed 15:00 - 17:50
Spring