Courses Catalogue

Pharmacognosy Iii

COURSE CODE: BPH 5103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course entails standards applicable to crude drug evaluation and quality control using herbal pharmacopoeia monographs. It also offers insights on plant nutraceuticals, toxic plants, and phytochemical interactions.

 COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Among the roles a pharmacist should play in the community are pharmacopoeial evaluation and standardization of crude drugs, drug discovery from natural sources, and chemical profiling of plants of medicinal or toxicological values. This course has been developed to address these desired areas of competence.

 AIM OF THE COURSE

To equip the students with knowledge and skills used in quality control of crude drugs and pharmaceutical aids. It also introduces to the students to Complimentary and Traditional systems of medicine.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course the students should be able to:

1.    Describe the general aspects of British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (BHP) and African Pharmacopoeia (AP).
2.    Carry out quality control tests on crude drugs according to monograph specifications.
3.    Outline discovery of drugs from natural sources.
4.    Learns poisonous plants and carcinogens. 
5.    Describe aspects of complimentary and traditional medicine.
6.    Compare the parallel, alternative and complimentary medicine.