Introduction to Drug Design (F1031)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Building on a solid understanding of chemical principles,you cover the fundamental knowledge required to critically analyse the structure of drug molecules and use the skills developed to design potential new, improved medicines.

The second part of the course is a practical introduction to the basic concepts of computational chemistry, molecular modelling and structure-based drug design.


44%: Lecture
56%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Computer-based examination)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 160 hours of work. This breaks down into 15 hours of contact time and 145 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.