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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:9 / 13.5
Course supervisor:Māra Plotniece
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Pharmacy
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Pharmacy

Objective

Learn basic course of organic chemistry for further understanding of biochemistry, medical chemistry and pharmaceutical science.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of organic chemistry within the programme of secondary school, inorganic chemistry, laboratory techniques.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On successful course completion students will:
• identify functional groups of organic compounds and explain their properties and possibilities of mutual conversions;
• interpret relations of special structures of molecules with their properties;
• identify structures of heterocyclic compounds and their properties;
• interpret reactions of organic compounds on the bases of the main principles of reaction mechanisms.

Skills

On successful course completion students will:
• recognize functional groups in drug molecules, name them, know the chemical properties and identification reactions of the group;
• select and apply correct methods for isolation and purification of organic compounds;
• evaluate chemical structures of drug substances in connection with their pharmacological actions.

Competence

On successful course completion students will choose and interpret chemical and physical methods of identification and functional analysis of organic compounds.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF2Master’sRequiredMāra Plotniece
Pharmacy, ĀSNFF2Master’sRequired
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF3Master’sRequired