Department of Pharmacognosy

Prof.Dr. Leyla BİTİŞ (Head of Department)

Assos.Prof. Ali ŞEN

Assos.Prof. Turgut TAŞKIN

Res.Assis. Tuğçe DİKPINAR

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Pharmacognosy is a science which is one of the basic disciplines of pharmacy and it researches drugs derived from natural sources. The studies in this field usually focus on traditional uses of plants, medicines derived from plants, various types of organisms (bacteria, fungi ect.) and recently marine organisms. The main topics of the pharmacognostical studies are natural product drug discovery, biological activities of the substances obtained from natural sources, herb-drug interactions and phytotherapy. It can be said that pharmacognosy is closely related to botany, plant chemistry, microbiology and pharmacology. Today pharmacognosy can be divided three main fields; ethnopharmacognosy, phytotherapy and phytochemistry.

Our department is responsible for teaching Pharmacognosy for 2 semestres and phytotherapy for 1 semestre to Pharmacy students.

The research activities of our depertmant are :

  • Phenolic compounds
  • Isolation and identification techniques of natural compounds
  • Antioxidant activities of natural compounds
  • Traditional uses of the plants
  • Phytotherapy

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Course Code

Course Name

Course Type

Weekly Course

Credits

ECTS

T

A

L

ECZ 234

Pharmacognosy I

Compulsory

2

 

3

3,5

5

Course
Objectives

Pharmacognosy being one of the disciplines of pharmacy aims to develop a clear understanding of natural products (found in plants,fungi,marine organism and others) that are used therapeutically in medicine (course contents,Introduction to pharmacognosy, chemistry of medicinal plants, carbohydrates, glycosides, tannins, lipids, plant enzymes)

 

Course Code

Course Name

Course Type

Weekly Course

Credits

ECTS

T

A

L

ECZ 335

Pharmacognosy II

Compulsory

3

 

3

4,5

7

Course
Objectives

Pharmacognosy being one of the disciplines of pharmacy aims to develop a clear understanding of natural products (found in plants,fungi,marine organism and others) that are used therapeutically in medicine (course contends,alkaloids,volatile oils, resins)

 

Course Code

Course Name

Course Type

Weekly Course

Credits

ECTS

T

A

L

ECZ 338

Phytotherapy

Compulsory

2

 

 

2

3

Course
Objectives

The Aim of the phytotherapy program is to emphasize the role of phytotherapy in human health improvement and treatment, main concepts of phytotherapy,applications,benefits and risks of phytotherapy in human health and preventive medicine,possible adverse or toxic effects which may be encountered during applications.


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