Plant biology and introduction to pharmacognosy

Course Code :1036FBDFAR
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:54.5
Credits:5
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Kris Vissenberg
Sabine Van Miert
Inge Van Dyck

3. Course contents *

A systematic evolutionary part will make the student familiar with with the world of plant organisms. Through the algae leads a trend line to the plants, mosses, the ferns and seed plants. The reigns of the fungi and mushrooms will be briefly discussed. The seed plants get the most attention because they are the main suppliers of medicinal substances. The ecological importance of plant parts that make a lot of drugs is hereby explained. A good part of the new medication is found through the investigation of plants used by indigenous peoples. This is the domain of ethnobotany. Seed plants are also important as food for humans and animals.