Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry KIM470 8 2 + 0 3

Prerequisites non

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. BURAK ÇOBAN
Instructors Assist.Prof. BURAK ÇOBAN
Goals aimed to explain the importance of drug in our life and how they interact with the target biomolecules in our body
Contents definition, targets and interaction processes of drugs, design processes.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 use of the knowledge in chemistry especially biochemistry area in the pharmacology applications

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods lectures
Assessment Methods mid term and final written exams

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 cell structure follow the biochemistry topics on cell
2 organisation of cell and communication read about the nerves system and endocrine system
3 lipids as drug targets read about lipids
4 nucleic acids as drug targets read about nucleic acids
5 proteins as drug targets read about proteins
6 enzymes as drug targets read about enzymes
7 mid term exam
8 receptors as drug targets read about last two week's topics
9 receptors as drug targets repeat
10 nerve signal transmission and secondary messengers read about nervous system
11 drug design techniques repeat all the topics
12 drug design techniques repeat
13 drug design techniques repeat
14 examples repeat all

Textbook notes will be given weekly
Additional Resources An Introduction To Medicinal Chemistry, Graham L. Patrick, Oxford University Press, 1998. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox, W. H. Freeman, 2004.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach. x
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education. x
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the field. x
4 Updates the information on daily conditions. x
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence. x
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques.
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results.
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields. x
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically. x
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective. x
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process. x
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. x
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously.
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends. x
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 86
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2.87
ECTS Credit of the Course 3