Medicines Design & Application

Unit code: PHAR41111
Credit Rating: 20
Unit level: Level 6
Teaching period(s): Semester 1
Offered by Manchester Pharmacy School
Available as a free choice unit?: N




The unit aims to:

  • provide specialist knowledge in the design of therapeutics and consider the basis of specific diseases and their treatment.
  • encourage students to integrate their knowledge in medicinal chemistry in selected areas of disease therapy


Learning outcomes


Category of outcome

Students should/will (please delete as appropriate) be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

Demonstrate how the advanced approaches in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences can be used for the design, development and clinical applications of effective medicines and diagnostic tools in various disease areas’

Intellectual skills

Relate specialist knowledge and skills gained in basic science disciplines to a range of challenging clinical problems by integrating drug discovery and nanomedicine concepts to specific disease areas.

Practical skills





Transferable skills and personal qualities

Contribute to the education and training of other members of the team via drop-in tutorial sessions.


Assessment methods

  • Written exam - 75%
  • Written assignment (inc essay) - 25%

Study hours

  • Assessment written exam - 20 hours
  • Lectures - 48 hours
  • Tutorials - 12 hours
  • Independent study hours - 120 hours

Teaching staff

Elena Bichenkova - Unit coordinator

Richard Bryce - Unit coordinator

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