You are here

Courses - Programmes

Basics of organic chemistry

In this subject students acquire a general knowledge of organic chemistry required for their further learning and work as a pharmacist.

A review of organic chemistry is done by functional groups order. Lectures include the chemistry of: saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, arenes, alcohols, ethers and their sulfur analogues, amines, phenols, carbonyl compounds and carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Then briefly outline the structure and reactions of amino acids, sugars, fats, terpenes and heterocyclic compounds. Students are introduced to different types of reactions, such as additions, substitutions, deletions, oxidations and reductions. The mechanisms of reactions as well as isomerism of molecules are discussed in great detail. Students are able to apply the concepts, principles and theories in which organic chemistry is based to solve problems and give a proper interpretation and evaluation of experimental facts.

Synthesis and identification of organic compounds

During laboratory exercises, students learn about laboratory equipment and glassware, acquire the necessary experience for the synthesis and purification of organic compounds, paying attention to the laboratory safety procedures and rules. Students identify unknown organic compounds using both chemical and spectroscopic methods. Finally, students learn how to use all the available literature resources.