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Medicinal Chemistry Interdisciplinary Project - MCHM3888

Year - 2020

In this unit, you will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to solve a real-world problem based around treating a disease relevant to our society, such as cancer, heart disease, infection or neurological conditions. You will apply your discipline expertise in medicinal chemistry to understand the challenge, then design potential solutions to the problem, and then work collaboratively with students in other disciplines (science, government, business, law, marketing, engineering) to consider solutions to the problem from a broader perspective and how these could positively impact on the community. This unit will allow you to understand the disease through stories of scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of first-generation drugs, then extend that knowledge through collecting and analysing data on new treatment solutions that can help you move towards designing innovative approaches. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate your findings to a broad audience. You will build key skills in problem solving, team work and written/oral communication that will equip you for many future research or professional pathways in one or more of: science, technology, health, business and public policy.

Lectures/tutorials/presentations: 2 x 1 hr per week for 13 weeks.

Component 1 - Discipline Project Written Report (10%) Component 2 - Proposal Report (30%) Component 2 - Proposal Presentation (10%) Component 3 - Interdisciplinary Report (30%) Component 3 - Interdisciplinary Presentation (10%)Teamwork participation and evaluation (10%)


(CHEM2401 or CHEM2521 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915 or CHEM2921 or CHEM2991) and [(PCOL2011 or PCOL2021 or MEDS2002) or (BMED2401 and {BMED2402 or BMED2405})]


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Chemistry Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Matthew Todd
HECS Band: 2
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