Phytopharmacology 748

Module code BOT 748
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Pharmacological action of low molecular plant constituents and high molecular weight compounds. Plant constituents as anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, hypoglycaemic, freeradical scavengers, hypotensive and as anti-inflammatory agents. Cell culturing, cell growth and apoptosis, cell mediated immune responses. Drug development in TB as models for research. Enzymes, receptors and plant constituents. The unique challenges of plant-based medicines.

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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