wfarm1238  2018-2019  Bruxelles Woluwe

3 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Leclercq Joëlle; Quinet Muriel (compensates Wesselingh Renate); Wesselingh Renate;
Co-requis : botanical introduction to pharmacognosy (part 1)

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
- Notions of evolution and of morphology
- Basic knowledge on the major classes of active metabolites of vegetable origin
- Systematic study of the main families containing plants used in pharmacy or toxic ones
- Techniques of improvement of healing plants and optimization of the yields

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


The student, at the end of this course, will have enough knowledge to recognize and identify plants, and particularly those which are important in the pharmaceutical field (medicinal plants, toxic plants) to
- prevent and recognize poisonings and identify the causes,
-  verify the identity of plant-based drugs he will deliver or expertise in the exercise of his profession,
- follow with fruit the course of pharmacognosy and understand the notions of biosynthesis and chemotaxonomy.
- He will also have acquired basic knowledge on the major classes of plant active metabolites.


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”.
· reproduction of plants
- Modes of reproduction, developmental cycles     
- The various branches of the Plant kingdom: description, use, cycles
· chemical components of vegetable origin
· Angiosperms (flowering plants)
- morphology of reproductive organs (inflorescences, flowers, fruits, seeds)
- systematics, main families, medicinal species, uses, active ingredients
· techniques of yield improvement
· practical classes: plant identification (microscopic examination of slices and whole plant botanical identification - systematics) and realization of a herbarium
Evaluation methods
written exam for the theoretical part. Realization of a herbarium and practical exam
  • Dias sur Moddle+ syllabus de TP à le procurer à la Ciacco + flore pour la détermination des plantes obligatoire
Jacquemart, A-L. et Descamps, C., 2018: Flore écologique de Belgique suivant APGIV. Editions ERame. 646 pp.
Attention: la flore a changé par rapport aux années précédentes.
Site web de référence associé à la flore:
Teaching materials
  • Dias sur Moddle+ syllabus de TP à le procurer à la Ciacco + flore pour la détermination des plantes obligatoire
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy
WMD1105 AND WMD1120P AND WMD1006

Minor in Medication Sciences