Pharmacognosy is the application of drugs knowldge from very point of view. Many drugs in use today are directly or indiretly derived from plants. There is therefore a need for a systematic study of the basic concepts, principles and application of these principles in preparing drugs from natural sources.
The course is intended to open eyes of the learner to basic concepts in pharmaconosy, its relevance, principles and applications in pharmacy.
The sessions run for five months from January to May.
Assessments will be in form of essays (30%), practicals (40%) and presentations (30%).