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Lismore
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Unit description

Examines the fundamentals of botanical medicine, including plant morphology, botanical taxonomy and herbal pharmacognosy and pharmacology, and applies this knowledge to herbal therapeutics and herbal medicine manufacturing.

Unit content

  1. Botany and plant classification
  2. Pharmacognosy fundamentals
  3. Herbal therapeutics 1
  4. Herbal therapeutics 2
  5. Herbal therapeutics 3
  6. Herbal therapeutics 4

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1recognise plant morphology and botanical taxonomy
2recognise chemical complexity, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medicinal plants
3identify specific therapeutic actions and clinical indications of medicinal plants
4apply knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice to medicinal plants

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise plant morphology and botanical taxonomy
  2. recognise chemical complexity, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medicinal plants
  3. identify specific therapeutic actions and clinical indications of medicinal plants
  4. apply knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice to medicinal plants

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Plant press15%
Quiz25%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Plant press15%
Quiz25%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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Fee information

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