The year 1 ancillary options for the 2017-2018 academic year are listed below:

Ancillary Course Summaries

Medicinal Chemistry 1

This course is compulsory for students registered on the F124 and F125 degree programmes but may be taken by the following other programmes: F100, F101, F103, F104, F105, F1NF, FN11.

A minimum of AS-level knowledge of biology will be assumed throughout. It is therefore
recommended that all students coming on to the Medicinal Chemistry course have a good grade at AS-level (preferably A-level) biology. For those without AS-level biology or those wanting to brush-up on their biology, pre-course material will be made available on Blackboard prior to the start of the Medicinal Chemistry course.

The course comprises a series of lecture courses given by staff from the Chemistry Department covering the following topics:

  1. Protein structure and function. 
  2. Molecular cell biology underpinning drug discovery.
  3. Introduction to medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.
  4. Introduction to physiology and disease.
  5. Enzymes.

Course Coordinator: Dr David Mountford

Maths and Physics for Chemists Part 1 (MPC1)

This course is compulsory for students registered on the F1F3 and F1FH degree programmes but may be taken by the following other programmes: F100, F101, F103, F104, F105, F1NF, FN11.

A strong background in Mathematics is essential for this course.

The course comprises a series of lectures and tutorials given by staff from the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics covering the following topics:

  1.  Mathematics (AUTUMN TERM): review of concepts; series expansions; partial di fferentiation; ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and vector algebra. This provides a good mathemati cal backgro und to students with interests in the fundamental physical basis of chemistry.
  2. Physics (SPRING TERM): basic mechanics, vibrations and waves.

Course Coordinator: Dr. Joao Malhado

Imperial Horizons

Students may choose to take a language from those available via the Horizons programme as an ancillary. Please see the list available here:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/horizons/course-options/first-year-undergraduates/