Medicinal and Organic Chemistry

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medicinal and Organic Chemistry

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Either CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN, and CHE1APL

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    CHE2MOC is an elective second year chemistry subject, which is taken in conjunction with CHE2FCA. This subject introduces students to medicinal chemistry, with an emphasis on how drugs interact with their molecular targets of lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins. The organic chemistry component is focused on the properties, nomenclature, reactions and mechanisms of key functional groups used in organic synthesis, including the effects observed on stereochemistry. Learning activities include lectures, tutorials, online learning activities, workshops and laboratory classes.

    Course typically offered during the Spring Semester

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.