Master Of Science In Pharmacognosy

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 2 years

About this Program

The Master of Science in Pharmacognosy is a two (2) year programme covered in four (4) Semesters and two (2) Recess Terms, aimed at training specialists in Pharmacognosy. The successful candidate will be a specialist in natural products of Pharmaceutical, medical and commercial importance, who has acquired sound Pharmacy knowledge and working skills through supervised training in Pharmacy and its sub-specialties. The major areas in this course involve cultivation and collection of medicinal plants, processing, herbal medicine drug discovery and development, toxicology, drug manufacture quality control and research.
The aim of the programme is to prepare the graduates as specialist resource persons with regard to natural products of pharmaceutical, medical and commercial importance. They will be able to employ their skills and knowledge in various areas related to natural products.
Eligibility:
Applicants must hold a good first degree in any of the following bachelor degree or the equivalent from a recognised institution: Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of science in chemistry, Bachelor of science in Biochemistry or other Bachelors degree in natural science including Ethnobotany.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Toxicology PCG 7203 3 Graduate Level
Drug Development and Evaluation PCG 7204 3 Graduate Level
Receptor Theory and Drug Design PCG 7205 2 Graduate Level
Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques PCG 7201 5 Graduate Level
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmaceutics PCG 7202 3 Graduate Level
Semester 3 (Recess)
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Health Systems Management HSM 7301 5 Graduate Level
Quality Control of Medicinal Plant Products PCG 7302 5 Graduate Level
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodology CEB 7101 5 Graduate Level
Sources of Natural Products PCG 7102 2 Graduate Level
Collection, Processing and Storage of Crude Drugs PCG 7103 3 Graduate Level
Cultivation of Medicinal Plants PCG 7104 3 Graduate Level
Natural Product Chemistry PCG 7105 5 Graduate Level
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Natural Products in Alternative Systems of Medicine PCG 8101 3 Graduate Level
Biomedical Ethics PCG 8102 2 Graduate Level
Applied Pharmacognosy I PCG 8103 3 Graduate Level
Proposal Development PCG 8104 5 Graduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Applied Pharmacognosy II PCG 8201 5 Graduate Level
Dissertation PCG 8202 5 Graduate Level