(NOTE: This course was formerly numbered CHEM 502)
Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical knowledge of the principles of pharmacognosy (the knowledge of medicinal plant preparations and extracts) and phytochemistry (literally, ‘plant’ chemistry) as they apply to botanical medicine. While providing a comprehensive examination of the details of plant constituents, this graduate course holistically incorporates a solid knowledge base from traditional Western herbal medicine with scientific information from contemporary chemistry, botany, and human physiology. Graduates will be expected to critically evaluate major categories and subcategories of herbal constituents in order to explain how molecules contribute to an herb’s observable actions. Graduates of this course will also be expected to critically evaluate and critique various concepts, approaches, methods and issues related to quality control, herbal potency, and principles of extraction, synergy, and variability as it applies to the botanical industry. Colorful 3-D molecular models, diagrams, and plant photographs help to bring the concepts to life for the visually-oriented learner. Students will be expected to employ concepts and theory to complete projects, practical experiments and labs, and to critically evaluate various concepts, approaches, methods, and issues in the field. Students will also formulate an experiment to prove a hypothesis of their design, analyze their results and present them in a format recognized by the science communities.
Required Course Pack:
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
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Total Course Price: $1515 (3 credits x $505 per credit) + $130 Course Pack + $59.99 Textbook = $1704.99
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Last updated 7/19/19