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SC03101254, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
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 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2020/21 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: basic properties of organic molecules (acidity/basicity, polarity, functional groups properties; chemistry and basic biochemistry: aminoacids and proteins (chemical and structural properties).
Target skills and knowledge: Learn how to couple Organic Chemistry-Biochemistry to Medicinal Chemistry.
Every year some the topics (drug-substate interaction, receptors,metabolism) are teached, while others (e.g. CNS, pain, antibiotics, cardiovascular drugs,...) are chosen by the students during the first lesson
Drug synthesis is also considered.
The student must be able to discuss the foundamental topics he asked by the examiner and also design a reasonable sinthetic pathway for the drugs involved.
Examination methods: Oral: two topics one chosen by the student the other by the examiner.
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)
  • Foye - Lemke - Zito - Roche - Williams, Principi di chimica farmaceutica - L'essenziale. Padova: Piccin, 2017. Testo consigliato Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. M. Beale e J. H. Block, Wilson&Gisvold - Chimica organica medica e farmaceutica. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Gasco, F. Gualtieri, C. Melchiorre, Chimica Farmaceutica. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo