Specialisation

Major - Medicinal Chemistry

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3029.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

3755.1 Bachelor of Medical Science
3758.1 Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science
6042.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This degree will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the basic sciences underpinning human health, wellbeing and its application to human disease. Medicinal chemistry lies at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine. This major will give you a solid background in physiology, anatomy and pharmacology and will show you how chemistry and chemical design can lead to therapeutics and diagnostics that improve human health. You will learn how the natural world is a rich source of novel compounds and drug leads. A Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry) degree will equip you with the multidisciplinary tools to succeed in careers as diverse as pharmaceutical development, biotechnology and quality assurance.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Hayley Green
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Hayley Green

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Medicinal Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
301254 Concepts in Human Physiology

Spring session

301126 Concepts in Human Anatomy

Choose one of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300832 Analytical Chemistry

Choose one of

300899 Inorganic Chemistry
300876 Organic Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300884 Pharmacology

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science
300891 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry

And two electives

Spring session

300920 Pharmacological Chemistry
301260 Pathological Basis of Human Disease

And two electives

Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science with a major in Medicinal Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
301254 Concepts in Human Physiology

Spring session

301126 Concepts in Human Anatomy

Choose one of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300832 Analytical Chemistry
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose one of

300899 Inorganic Chemistry
300876 Organic Chemistry

Spring session

300884 Pharmacology
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science
300891 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

300920 Pharmacological Chemistry
301260 Pathological Basis of Human Disease
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective



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