Study of the chemistry of medicinal compounds: The chemistry, nomenclature, physico-chemical properties, stereochemistry synthesis (where necessary), structure-activity relationship, metabolism and uses of the following groups of drugs:

 (i)           Antihypertensive, diuretics, steroids including steroidal hormones, chemotherapeutic agents such as sulphonamides, anti-malarials, antibiotic, anthelmintics, trypanocides, schistosomicides, amoebicides, anticancer and antiviral agents.

             Photochemistry: general principles, characteristics of photochemical reactions and application both in the synthesis and spoilage of drugs.


Level of Study: 500 Level