The Phytomedicine and Natural Products short course aims to provide practical and theoretical skills to scientists and researchers specialising in the discovery of new natural products from plants and their use that would be of benefit to, especially the health and agricultural sectors. You will be provided with the skills to undertake research within the discipline of Phytomedicine and Natural Products, as articulated during the course.
When completing this course, you will have the benefit of attending a specialised course in life sciences. You will, therefore, be able to work at the interface between a specialised research environment and the more practical immediate problem-solving arena within a phyto-drug industry.
This multidisciplinary and collaborative course will incorporate plant science, phytochemistry, pharmacology, plant pathology, as well as safety and efficacy issues of commonly used phyto-drugs – with emphasis on pharmaceutical and agricultural applications.
This course is delivered as a blended learning solution consisting of online components of self-directed learning supplemented by face-to-face contact sessions.