Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

 

It is of paramount importance to have drugs that are efficient, selective and without serious side effects. The MSc Eng programme in Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry offers competences in medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis, and offers the opportunity to work in drug design and development.

The programme will teach you about the process of producing a pharmaceutical from the initial idea to the final drug used in the treatment of disease.

Designing and executing a short and efficient synthetic route to a desired chemical substance is vital to a drug- development programme. This requires an in-depth knowledge of theoretical and practical organic chemistry, which is a major part of the MSc Eng programme. You also gain experience in the important field of molecular modelling.

You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge in research and development projects relevant to drug-development and production. Some projects will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners from pharmaceutical companies.

Program Provisions

To complete the study line in Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points.
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points.
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS within Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS points of the entire study to 120 points.

Contact

Mads Hartvig Clausen

Mads Hartvig Clausen Professor Department of Chemistry Phone: +45 45252131

Study line Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

General Competence Courses
Mandatory:

 

All students should take one of the following three courses. (the course content of the three courses are identical, but the course are places in different 3-week periods).

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competences may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January

In addition the 5 points achieved in the above courses, all students need to obtain 5 points in other innovation courses. The student can choose between the following courses.

Only 5 points from these courses count as general competences and extra point obtained will count as technological specialization.

26620 Chemistry and Innovation 5 point June
28310 Chemical and Biochemical Product Design 10 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17) and January
28485 Biobusiness and Process Innovation 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38103 X-Tech Entrepreneurship 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17), Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)

Choose at least 20 points among the following courses:

26231 Physical Chemistry 3 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
26317 Instrumental chemical analysis 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
26422 Biomolecular Chemistry 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
26433 Organic Chemistry 3 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
28212 Polymer Chemistry 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
28315 Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
47339 Solid state and structural chemistry 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
or
26134 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 3) 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)

If the total General Competence Courses passed exceed 30 ECTS points, the surplus courses may be used in fulfilling the requirement for Technological Specialization Courses.

 

Technological Specialization Courses

The following courses are mandatory to fullfill the requirements of the studyline:

26416 Laboratory Course in Organic Synthesis 5 point January
26444 Organic Chemistry 4 10 point Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
26446 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

Choose at least 10 points among the following courses:

26245 Applied computational chemistry 5 point June
26426 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
26432 Advanced Biomolecular Chemistry 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
26438 NMR Spectroscopy 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
26455 Physical Organic Chemistry and Reaction Mechanisms 5 point June
27322 Immunology 10 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
27430 Eukaryotic cell biology 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)

Elective Courses

The following courses are proposals for the studyline:

02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22235 Drug delivery 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
22237 Preclinical drug development 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
26436 Pharmaceutical Drug Development 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
27423 Metabolomics and proteomics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
28316 Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point January

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Autumn start - proposed study plan

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
26422
Biomolecular Chemistry
5 point
26433
Organic Chemistry 3
5 point
26438
NMR Spectroscopy
5 point
27430
Eukaryotic cell biology
5 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
26416
Laboratory Course in Organic Synthesis
5 point
2.Semester
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
26444
Organic Chemistry 4
10 point
26446
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
5 point
26620
Chemistry and Innovation
5 point
3.Semester
Electives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
42500
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point

Spring start - proposed study plan

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
Electives
Electives
Shared
Electives
Electives
Shared
26620
Chemistry and Innovation
5 point
2.Semester
26422
Biomolecular Chemistry
5 point
26433
Organic Chemistry 3
5 point
27430
Eukaryotic cell biology
5 point
26438
NMR Spectroscopy
5 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
26416
Laboratory Course in Organic Synthesis
5 point
3.Semester
26444
Organic Chemistry 4
10 point
26446
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
5 point
Electrives
Electives
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
42501
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point