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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:7 / 10.5
Course supervisor:Edita Romāne
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Pharmacy
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Pharmacy; Pharmacognosy

Objective

1. Promote the acquisition of knowledge about medicinal plants, crude drugs obtained from medicinal plants and animals and their biologically active substances.
2. Acquire basic theory and practical methods to determine herbal drug identity and purity.
3. Promote understanding of medicines obtained from medicinal plants and animals, their place in scientific medicine.

Prerequisites

Plant and Animal Biology, English, Latin, Organic Chemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Laboratory Technique, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Methods of Instrumental Analysis, Normal and Pathological Physiology, Drug Form Technology, Pharmacology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon completion of the course the students will know:
• criteria for the recognition of herbal drugs in the European Union;
• appearance of medicinal plants, their name in English and Latin, the most significant differences from their adulterants (similar plants);
• appearance of crude drugs and products obtained from medicinal plants and animals; their name in English and Latin; the most significant differences from their adulterants (similar drugs);
• the properties of biologically active herbal and animal substances;
• conditions of herbal drug preparation and storage;
• the use of crude drugs and products obtained from plant and animal in scientific medicine, their role in maintaining and/or recovering health.

Skills

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
• recognise medicinal plants and distinguish them from adulterants;
• recognise crude drugs and products obtained from plants and animals and distinguish from their adulterants;
• determine identity and purity of crude drugs obtained from plants and animals during macroscopic and microscopic examination, physical and chemical methods of analysis;
• explain usage of herbal and animal remedies in scientific medicine.

Competence

Upon combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the students will be able to:
• ensure qualitative process of preparing crude drug;
• evaluate identity and purity of plant and animal origin crude drugs and products;
• evaluate the importance of plant and animal origin crude drugs and products in scientific medicine.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF4Master’sRequiredEdita Romāne
Pharmacy, FFN4Master’sRequiredEdita Romāne
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF5Master’sRequired