Pharmacognosy, case studies

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Pharmacognosy, case studies
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
15.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Bibliographical review and critical evaluation of literature collected on chosen medicinal plants: composition, active molecules (known or potential), critical evaluation of activities in relation with their composition and pharmacological tests described, proposition of a quality control method.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


After this course, students should be able to apply data given in the pharmacognosy course to perform a critical scientific and non scientific bibliographical review on medicinal plants. The aim is to help the student to take an appropriate position on this literature, particularly on active molecules and given indications. They should also be able to propose at least theoretically a quality control monograph.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
On the basis of a literature review, the student, alone or in small groups, will perform a critical study of a document on a medicinal plant and will propose a monograph to control its quality. A written document should be prepared and will be discussed with the teacher.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

personal or group critical work
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Evaluation: on the basis of the written document and oral discussion with the teacher
Online resources
on Moodle platform
Teaching materials
  • accès à bases de données
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy

Additionnal module in Pharmacy