wfarm1324  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Leclercq Joëlle;

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
- Plant drugs in modern therapy - Main usage forms of plants and plant extracts - Quality criteria for medicinal plants and plant extracts - Classes of active compounds from plants and their properties - Toxic plants and plants used in pharmacy as crude drugs, extracts or for extraction of active compounds

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

1 At the end of this course, the students should: - Know the main raw materials from natural origin to give the best advice and the right information to patients - Know the main types of natural active molecules, their chemical, physical and pharmacological properties - Know the principles and the handling of analytical techniques used to determine the quality of plant drugs The course also explains: - The uses of medicines from plants, interactions and side effects
- Generalities on uses, advantages and drawbacks of phytotherapy, differences with homeopathy, risks of plant uses 
- Phytochemistry: - Biosynthesis, physico-chemical and pharmacological properties of the main natural active compounds,
- Quality control of plant and plant extracts, particular analytical methods and resolution of problems (case studies) -
- Practical part: Chemical analysis of a drug according to the European Pharmacopea
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

ex cathedra courses if sanitary situation allows it
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated for the theoretic part by a written exam (evaluating memory but also logical and critical thinking as well as integration of data) comprising a practical problem
A continuous evaluation will be organised for the practical part, on the basis of a report wrtitten by the students and a wrtitten test
Other information
Participation to the practical training is mandatory except special sanitary measures
Online resources
European Pharmacopea and HMPC and ESCOP monographs
Support: livres de référence disponibles à la bibliothèque ou sur le net.
Teaching materials
  • plan du cours sur Moodle
  • copie des diapositives sur moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy

Minor in Medication Sciences