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Theoretical Medicinal Chemistry

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2020

About the course

The goal of the course is to give basic theoretical knowledge in the area of medicinal chemistry. This includes knowledge in interactions between low molecular weight compounds and proteins, DNA, and RNA, and methods for identification, design, synthesis, and evaluation of drug candidates. After completion of the course the students shall be familiar with the processes involved in the development of a drug, have a detailed understanding of the concept of ligand-receptor interaction, possess basic knowledge in methods for medicinal and combinatorial chemistry, have a broad overview of drug uptake, metabolism, and secretion, and by oneself be able to retrieve chemical, biological, and medical information from databases.

The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.

Application and eligibility

Theoretical Medicinal Chemistry, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


31 August 2020


29 September 2020

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits including courses in Bioorganic Chemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE011) and Biochemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE020), or the equivalent. English B/6. The course can not be combined with Medicinal Chemistry (15 ECTS credits, 5KE059/60) or Medicinal Chemistry (7,5 ECTS credits, 5KE066/5KE178).


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2020.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry
Contact person for the course is:
Erik Chorell