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Course Code: 
PHAR 234
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
3
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
Turkish
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to teach the main concepts, definitions, terminology in botany and to convey infıormation on the main features of the medicinally important plants.
Course Content: 
  1. Terminology in botany, introduction of common characteristics of the medicinally important plants from simple microbiological to the most developed plants of Asteraceae in phylogenetic classification, their main contents and biological effects.

2.In practical courses essential botanical features of the plants will be practised on the fresh or dried plant materials in order to learn how to identify a plant material in scientific terms.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Presentation, 5:Simulation, 6: Video, 7: Applications, 8:Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A:Written exam, B: multiple chose , C:Filing the blank D:False and troth, E: Oral Exam F: Portfolio, G: Contrabution of course activities H:Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Learn the main concepts and essential terminology in Botany.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14

1,2,3,4

A,B,C,D,G,H

2) Learn how to identify a plant in scientific terms.  

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14

1,2,3,4

A,B,C,D,G,H

3) Learn microscopic plants and their importance in pharmaceutical applications.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14

1,2,3,4

A,B,C,D,G,H

4) Learn the importance of Algae, Lichenes, Pteridophyta, Spermatophyta plants in pharmaceutical applications.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14

1,2,3,4

A,B,C,D,G,H

5) Learn the importance of Gymnospermae and Angiospermae in pharmaceutical applications. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14

1,2,3,4

A,B,C,D,G,H

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics (Theoretical)

Practical

Study Materials

1

Introduction to Botany, main concepts and definitions

Demonstration

 

2

Botanical Nomenclature; roots, stems, barks.

Fungi, ferns, Lichenes

 

3

Botanical Nomenclature; leaves.

Microscopical plants

 

4

Botanical Nomenclature; flowers and fruits

Coniferae

 

5

Plant Kingdom: Bacteriophyta, Mycophyta and Lichenes

Underground organs

 

6

Pteridophyta, Spermatophyta, Gymnospermae

Leaf shapes

 

7

Angiospermae; Monocotyledonae

Fruits

 

8

Midterm Exam

Plant examination

 

9

Angiospermae; Dicotyledonae

Midterm exam

 

10

Angiospermae; Dicotyledonae

Plant examination

 

11

Angiospermae; Dicotyledonae

Plant identification and  examination

 

12

Angiospermae; Dicotyledonae

Plant identification and  examination

 

13

Angiospermae; Dicotyledonae

Plant identification and  examination

 

14

Angiospermae; Dicotyledonae

Plant identification and  examination

 

15

General Revision

 

 

16

General Revision

 

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Medicinal Plants; Lecture Notes (2013) by Erdem Yeşilada

Additional Resources

Farmasötik Botanik (2012): Tanker N, Koyuncu M., Coşkun M

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Lectures

Exams

In theoretical courses test type of exams are given, while for practical courses first experimental and then a theoretical test are applied.  

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

50

Practical courses

1

50

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Compulsary/Elective

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Acquire skills needed to practice the profession of pharmacy in either a Turkish or an English language setting.

     

X

 

2

Being equipped to access current theoretical and applied knowledge, keeping abreast of new developments, and possessing the critical faculties enabling an accurate and reliable interpretation and assessment of this information.

       

X

3

Having the capacity to apply the skills acquired in the field of pharmaceutical science. Possessing the ability to harness his/her acquired knowledge in order to function as a highly accessible health counsellor, providing a ready source of clinically relevant, health-related information to the general public.

     

X

 

4

Keeping abreast of and being equipped to apply the fundamental pharmaceutical and health science principles which guide future developments in modern technology, and being able to share these experiences and skills with colleagues through participatation in professional development education seminars.

     

X

 

5

Knowing how to assess risks arising from the use of drugs and other chemicals and those risks potentially encounterd during laboratory practice.

         

6

Acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to interpret findings obtained through quantative and qualitative measurements, and thus reach valid, scientific conclusions based on this data. 

       

X

7

Being able to compound pharmaceutical products while being knowledgable about their clinical application, interactions, side effects and risks  and apply in proper manner .

         

8

Being competent to conduct and manage research and development projects, and share experimental outcomes.

     

X

 

9

Be competent to accurately and intelligibly communicate clincally relevant information to patients concerning prescription items and other pharmaceutical products.  

     

X

 

10

Being able to function in a multidisciplinary environment. Possessing the skill to collaborate and establish lines of communication with other professionals, while developing their own professional competency through participation in relevant continuing education activities.

         

11

Being able to play a role in projects which fulfills the profession’s societal responsibilities. Participating in professional activities and undertaking duties in a manner which reflects an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental issues.

       

X

12

Being capable of opening a community pharmacy, practicing in a hospital pharmacy setting, and offering service in any field related to drugs, cosmetics, medical  and/or plant-derived products. Able to play an active role in his/her own personal professional development, as well as that of colleagues and pharmaceutical students.

       

X

13

Able to play a role in issues related to public health as a member of the health care team while being cognizant of and able to fulfill legal and professional requirements and maintain ethical standards. 

         

14

Is knowledgable of and equipped to manage the planning, development, compounding and quality control analysis of naturally occuring and synthetic medicines, while also being aware of the processes related to these products’ absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion from the body.

       

X

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Practical corses

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

18

3

48

Mid-terms

1

8

8

Final examination

1

12

12

Total Work Load

 

 

170

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

6.8

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6