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PA40155: Research topics in natural products

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To explore in depth current areas of research interest in the field of biologically active natural products and their derivatives.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this Unit the student should be able to evaluate critically the topics covered and be able to discuss, with appropriate examples, the scope and limitations of natural products as chemical and biological leads in drug discovery and as pharmacological tools. The student should be aware of the role of higher plants and animals in the causation of disease. The student should be able to interpret modern spectroscopic data in elucidation of the chemical structures of simple natural products.

Skills:
Study skills, information searching and evaluation; T/F/A.
Problem-solving skills in structure elucidation; T/F/A.

Content:
Selected topics such as poisonous plants, animal toxins and venoms, natural anti-oxidants, natural anticancer agents, diterpenoids of diverse structures and biological activity, modern techniques of structure elucidation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40155 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

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