Medical Chemistry

Medical Chemistry gives a comprehensive description and understanding of chemical structures and processes important in human body. These principles are necessary for the medical practice and for understanding biochemistry. The informations also contribute to the understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, pharmacology, numerous clinical topics and laboratory diagnostics.

The main topics of this semester's course are the general, inorganic and organic chemistry. General chemistry includes atomic and molecular structures, solutions, electrolytes, ionization, pH, buffers, principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, oxidation-reduction processes and complexes.

Organic chemistry includes isomerism, stereochemistry, the structures and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and sulfur containing compounds. Structures of biologically important organic molecules are discussed in details. Inorganic chemistry includes metals and non-metals, focused only on their medical importance. Special emphasis is given to medical aspects. Skills in experimental work are also developed during laboratory programs.



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