Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (PMMP)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
PMMP 300 Undergraduate Research Experience in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 1 TO 3 hours. Course is being developed to support the academic environment for undergraduate students at UIC.  The research experience will be under the guidance of a faculty member who will act as a research supervisor. Satisfactory/Unstatisfatory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor supervising the research experience. Open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
PMMP 365 Contemporary Pharmacognosy 2 hours. Importance of plants in American Health Care and as a potential source of new drugs. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. 
PMMP 380 Undergraduate Research in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 1 TO 3 hours. Investigation, under the direction of one or more faculty members, of a problem of limited scope. May require literature research related to the research project. May be repeated. A maximum of 6 hours of credit is allowed per department. A total of not more than 8 hours of 380 and 390 numbered courses in the college may be applied toward the 12 hours of PharmD professional electives.  Prerequisite(s): Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and consent of the instructor, department head, and associate dean for student affairs. 
PMMP 381 Professional Development Seminar I 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for second professional year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Credit is not given for PMMP 381 if the student has credit for BPS 381 or PMAD 381 or PMPR 371. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
PMMP 382 Professional Development Seminar II 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for second year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore pharmacy career opportunities through exposure to distinguished guests. Credit is not given for PMMP 382 if the student has credit for BPS 382 or PMAD 382. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
PMMP 383 Professional Development Seminar III 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for third professional year pharmacy students.  Discusses relevant educational and professional issues.  Update CV/Resume and Portfolio.  Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Credit is not given for PMMP 383 if the student has credit for BPS 383 or PMAD 383. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
PMMP 384 Professional Development Seminar IV 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for third year pharmacy students. Discusses with advisees relevant educational and professional issues. Update Curriculum Vitae or Resume and Portfolio. Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Credit is not given for PMMP 384 if the student has credit for BPS 384 or PMAD 384. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
PMMP 385 Special Topics in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 1 TO 3 hours. Course offered by faculty or a visiting lecturer on a selected topic of current interest. Available on an experimental basis for one offering only. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing and consent of the instructor. 
PMMP 390 Special Projects in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 1 TO 2 hours. Special projects within the departmental discipline. Defined and terminal project goals are achieved through independent study. May be repeated. A maximum of 4 hours of 390 credit is allowed in all departments. A total of not more than 8 hours of 380 and 390 numbered courses in the college may be applied toward the 12 hours of PharmD professional electives.   Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor, department head, and associate dean for student affairs. 
PMMP 395 Biophysical Chemistry of Water 1 hour. The properties of water, its fundamental structure, behavior as a solvent, and importance in biological systems. Prerequisite(s): PHYB 301; or consent of the instructor and good academic standing. 
PMMP 412 Pharmaceutical Applications of Genomics and Bioinformatics 2 hours. Introduction to genomics and bioinformatics for advanced pharmacy students. Principles of gene expression, DNA sequencing in bacterial and human genomes, with emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Same as MDCH 412. Prerequisite(s): PHAR 331 or consent of the instructor. For graduate students: one or two semesters of basic molecular biology and/or biochemistry with a grade of B or better.
PMMP 460 Organic Medicinal Chemistry I 3 hours. Organic reactions in terms of their mechanisms and utility in the field of medicinal chemistry, particularly in the synthesis of medicinal agents. Upper division elective taught simultaneously with MDCH 560, however, does not meet the prerequisite requirement of the medicinal chemistry graduate program. Prerequisite(s): One year of organic chemistry with laboratory.