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Course unit
FA01106705, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IF1839, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ADRIANA CHILIN CHIM/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/08 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 7.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of general chemistry and organic chemistry, biochemistry
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of:
- drug discovery and development;
- mechanism of action of drugs;
- types of bonds and other factors involved in drug-target interactions;
- structure-activity relationships.
Examination methods: Written examination (multiple choice quizzes) and oral presentation on self-selected topics
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of the ability to apply the acquired knowledge
Course unit contents: Drug design and development
Targets for drug action
Types of drug-target interaction
Structure-activity relationship,
Molecular basis of drug action
Macromolecules as drugs
Macromolecules as drug targets
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures with slide and video projections.
Learning games to evaluate the acquired knowledge.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slide of lectures disposable on Moodle platform
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G.L. Patrick, Chimica Farmaceutica. Napoli: Edises, 2015. testo di consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • T. L. Lemke, D.A. Williams, FOYE's Principi di Chimica Farmaceutica. Padova: Piccin, 2015. testo di consultazione Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Flipped classroom
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used

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