Pharmacognosy/Phytotherapy 749

Module code BOT 749
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Basic concepts of toxicology. Systemic, developmental, genetic and organ-specific toxic effects. Hallucinogenic, allergenic, teratogenic and other toxic plants. Plant constituents, contradictions and interactions. Phytotoxicity unrelated to plant constituents. Safety and efficacy issues of commonly used Phyto-drugs with emphasis on pharmaceutical applications. Practical aspects related to the manufacture of good quality plant-based medicines. Phyto-drug formulation, standardisation and aspects concerning different dosage forms.

Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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