Module Overview

Principles of Medicinal Chemistry

This module builds on pharmacology, organic and pharmaceutical chemistry and provides an introduction to
medicinal chemistry. The aim is to give the student an overview of the underlying principles of drug action, drug
design, and drug delivery.

Module Code

TFCH 4005

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Drugs classification.
Therapeutic index and drug safety.
The modern approach to drug discovery, including the role of combinatorial chemistry and serendipity
Principles of drug action and pharmacodynamics
Principles of pharmacokinetics and drug delivery.
Drug targets: enzymes, receptors, nucleic acids

This module would be taught through the media of lectures, reflection on case studies, problem based
learning in-class exercises, and self-directed learning exercises.Computer-based workshops.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40