Module Catalogues

Higher Organic Chemistry

Module Title Higher Organic Chemistry
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the fundamental principles that underpin modern organic chemistry. Particular emphasis will be placed on relating each topic studied to examples of pharmacological significance.

Learning outcomes

A. Outline different spectroscopic methods
B. Define the importance of carbonyl compounds and chemistry associated with life events
C. Gain structural and basic chemistry reactivity knowledge using real biological molecules
D. Using acquired organic chemistry knowledge to describe bioactive compounds designed by the pharmaceutical industry
E. Demonstrate understanding of the textbook knowledge

Method of teaching and learning

This course will be taught by a series of lectures and lab practicals in Organic Chemistry mainly with Biological significance. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge by completing related quiz/assignments, and practical labs.