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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 160 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 145 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: