The Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry is a professionally oriented, truly interdisciplinary program taught as a joint initiative between the School of Chemistry (Faculty of Science), and the Pharmacology section of the School of Medical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine). This four year degree program leads to the award of Honours based on successful completion of the program including a medicinal chemistry oriented research project in the fourth year.
Medicinal Chemistry is an exciting, rapidly-expanding area within the broad discipline of Chemistry that is rapidly growing within Australia and globally. The program studies all stages involved with the development of new pharmaceutical agents from concept to clinic, including the design and synthesis of novel drug candidates, to their biochemical effects, testing regimes and regulatory and ethical considerations.
The Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) program is designed to ensure that graduates have a strong background in contemporary biology, biochemistry and pharmacology, based upon a solid foundation of essential chemistry.