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SC03101254, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge GIUSEPPE ZAGOTTO CHIM/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/08 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 15/01/2018 30/11/2020 ZAGOTTO GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
CHILIN ADRIANA (Membro Effettivo)
MORO STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic organic chemistry and basic biochemistry
Target skills and knowledge: Learn how to couple Organic Chemistry-Biochemistry to Medicinal Chemistry.
Drug synthesis
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: The acquisition of knowledge and skills described above will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: Introduction to medicinal chemistry. Pharmacology: Introduction to pharmacokinetics. Drug Metabolism, Phase I&II metabolic reactions. Computer Aided Drug Design, Combinatorial Chemistry and Drug Development and Production in Drug Discovery. Antitumor agents. Pain and related drugs: Anti-inflammatory (Steroids-glucocorticoids and NSAIDs)and Morphine derivatives in medicinal chemistry. Morphine, cocaine and drugs of abuse. Cardiovascular drugs. Antibiotics. CNS drugs.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lessons.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Recommended books and lecture notes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • THOMAS L. LEMKE DAVID A. WILLIAMS FOYE, Foye’s Principi di Chimica Farmaceutica. Padova: Piccin, 2011.
  • J. M. Beale e J. H. Block, Wilson&Gisvold - Chimica organica medica e farmaceutica. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2014.
  • A. Gasco, F. Gualtieri, C. Melchiorre, Chimica Farmaceutica. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo