wfarm1324  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

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).
3 credits
22.5 h + 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
- Plant drugs in modern therapy - Main usage forms of plants and plant extracts - Quality criteria for medicinal plants and plant extracts - Classes of active compounds from plants and their properties - Toxic plants and plants used in pharmacy as crude drugs, extracts or for extraction of active compounds

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

1 At the end of this course, the students should: - Know the main raw materials from natural origin to give the best advice and the right information to patients - Know the main types of natural active molecules, their chemical, physical and pharmacological properties - Know the principles and the handling of analytical techniques used to determine the quality of plant drugs The course also explains: - The uses of medicines from plants, interactions and side effects

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”.
- Generalities on uses, advantages and drawbacks of phytotherapy, differences with homeopathy, risks of plant uses 
- Phytochemistry: - Biosynthesis, physico-chemical and pharmacological properties of the main natural active compounds,
- Quality control of plant and plant extracts, particular analytical methods and resolution of problems (case studies) -
- Practical part: Chemical analysis of a drug according to the European Pharmacopea
Teaching methods

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

ex cathedra courses if sanitary situation allows it
Evaluation methods

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

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated for the theoretic part by a written exam (evaluating memory but also logical and critical thinking as well as integration of data) comprising a practical problem
A continuous evaluation will be organised for the practical part, on the basis of a report wrtitten by the students and a wrtitten test
Other information
Participation to the practical training is mandatory except special sanitary measures
Online resources
European Pharmacopea and HMPC and ESCOP monographs
Support: livres de référence disponibles à la bibliothèque ou sur le net.
Teaching materials
  • plan du cours sur Moodle
  • copie des diapositives sur moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelier en sciences pharmaceutiques

Mineure en sciences pharmaceutiques pour les étudiants SBIM