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Pharmacognosy

ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Bachelor/Master

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Objectives and Content

The course provides a brief introduction to plant systematics. Significant poisonous and medicinal plants, together with natural medicines, will be discussed. Important classes of compounds (secondary metabolites) in and from nature will be emphasised, and stress will be put on classification, nomenclature, structure, biosynthesis, occurrence, analysis and pharmaceutical perspectives. Practical exercises demonstrate different techniques within natural product chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course FARM238 the student will be able to:

  • provide an overview of the field of natural product chemistry.
  • identify different types of natural products, their occurrence, structure, biosynthesis and properties.
  • discuss the use of natural products as starting materials for medicines.
  • carry out independent investigations of plant materials and natural products.

Required Previous Knowledge

KJEM130/FARM130 or equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

None

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

KJEM238: 10 stp, KJEM332: 10 stp, K332: 9stp

Access to the Course

The course will be open to students on the Master's Programme in Pharmacy. The students also need to fulfill the prerequisites for the course.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course. Compulsory activity is valid for five semesters. The students must participate and pass a course on Health, Environment and Safety before they can start at the laboratory course.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4t). If few participants, the exam may be oral.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written test

    Date
    05.06.2018, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    22.05.2018
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location