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Course Code: 
PHAR 425
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
3
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to teach the main concepts, definitions and worldwide regulations in phytotherapy, therapeutical effects of herbal medicines.
Course Content: 
  1. What Is Phytotherapy? Definitions, worldwide and national regulations, possible risks and unwanted effects of herbal medicines.Important herbal remedies will be taught in a classification based on the affected organ/part of the body.

2.In practical courses macroscopical, microcopical and analytical methods described in European Pharmacopeia for herbal medicines will be practised.

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: Contribution of course activities H:Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Programme learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Expresses the Basic Principles and definitions in Phytotherapy

2, 3, 5, 12, 14

1, 2, 3, 4

A,B, C, D, G, H

2) Learn about the related International and National regulations.  

1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11

1, 2, 3, 4

A,B, C, D, G, H

3) Hold on an opinion on the metabism of the herbal remedies in the body.

1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11

1, 2, 3, 4

A,B, C, D, G, H

4) Learn and able to discuss the possible risks of phytotherapy applications.

1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11

1, 2, 3, 4

A,B, C, D, G, H

5) Learn the pharmacological effects of herbal medicines based on the scientific evidences. 

1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11

1, 2, 3, 4

A,B, C, D, G, H

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Lab content

Study Materials

1

Introduction to Phytotherapy, main concepts and definitions

Demosntration to Lab practices

 

2

International and National laws, regulations on Phytotherapy.

Demosntration to Lab practices

 

3

Metabolism, bioavailability, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions.

Demosntration to Lab practices

 

4

Common risks in Phytotherapy applications; side-effects, drug-interactions

Moisture analysis

 

5

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Gastro-intestinal system disorders

Ash analysis

 

6

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Gastro-intestinal system disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

7

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Cardiovascular disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

8

Midterm Exam

Midterm exam

 

9

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Urugenital system disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

10

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Nervous system disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

11

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Inflammatory disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

12

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Infectious disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

13

Herbal medicines for the treatment of Metabolic disorders

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

14

Plants with antioxidant activity

Pharmacopeia analysis according to EP

 

15

General Revision

 

 

16

General Revision

 

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Phytotherapy Lecture Notes by Erdem Yeşilada

Additional Resources

 
 
 

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-term exam

1

50

Practical courses

1

50

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

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 .

       

X

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: 14x Total course hours)

16

2

32

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

16

1

16

Lab Applications

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-Lab. study (Pre-study, practice)

16

   

Mid-term exams

1

7

7

Lab midterm exam

1

5

5

Lab Final exam

1

6

6

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

126

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5.01

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5