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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 22 February 2021)



Theoretical Medicinal Chemistry

Welcome to Theoretical Medicinal Chemistry

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to follow the course and to get your re­sults registered during the course. Online registration is open between 26-08-2019 and 02-09-2019. If you do not register by September 2nd at the latest, you risk losing your place (seat).

    To be able to sign in at the student website and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.

     If you are unable to attend during the registration and introduction, you need to contact the course coordinator or study counselor in advance, or else you risk losing your place (seat) at the course.

  • 3. Course start


    Time: 10:00

    Location: Aktern, KE.C3.01, KBC-building


About the course

  • Programme/course information

    Course outline

    The course literature (“An introduction to medicinal chemistry” by Graham L. Patrick, fifth edition) is absolutely central to the course. On the course web site, Cambro (see below) you will find short video lectures that introduce the most important areas and concepts in the textbook. These are intended as pre-reading introductions. On the first day of the course you will get one assignments; a written report on a specific medicinal chemistry topic that will require literature searches on the topic and preparation of a written report. The report should be exchanged with another student so that you correct each other’s reports before finally being handed in to the course coordinator. The written report should also be summarized in a 15-min oral presentation with opposition, which also means that you will oppose to one of your fellow student’s presentations.

    The course also involves compulsory workshops that will help you with the written reports and give you hands-on experience in the use of computers in medicinal chemistry. In addition to this, the course also includes group exercises connected to the text book chapters, invited lecturers, and a final written exam. The details for all these parts will be given to you on the course introduction and will also be available on Cambro.


    In this course, we use the learning platform Cambro. There you will find for example course schedule, instructions for exercises during the course and messages from the teachers. Examination tasks will be published there, and when you have written an examination you shall up­load it to the platform. In order to get access to the learning platform, you sign in using your UmU-id that we will send to you in a separate letter/e-mail. The link to the learning platform is  

  • More information 1

    Course coordinator:

    Erik Chorell
    Phone: +46 90-786 9329

    Study counselor/administrator:

    Maria Jansson
    Phone: +46 90-786 52 62


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