Information Package / Course Catalogue
Drug Plants
Course Code: ZTB515
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

To definition secondary compounds and chemical analysis methods of drug plants with some important plant growing techniques

Course Content

The history, uses and economic importance of drug plants, the concept of secondary metabolites (alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, mucilage), definition of secondary metabolites, formation, utilization and analysis methods, the general introduction of important drug plants, cultivation and utilization.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Olcay ARABACI
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the importance and economics of drug plants
2.To be able to acquire the information of the chemical properties of drug plants
3.To be able to perceive the general principles of growing with the morphological characteristics of some drug plants
4.To be able to comprehend suitable to industrial crops for the use of pharmaceutical active components of plants
5. To be able to comprehed the plant material supplies for the production, cultivation, drug preparation, and the development of marketing processes
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1.To understand the importance and economics of drug plants
2.2. Acquiring information about the chemical properties of drug plants
3.3. Perceiving the general principles of growing with the morphological characteristics of some drug plants
4.4.Learning of suitable to industrial crops for the use of pharmaceutical active components of plants
5.5. Supply of plant material for the production, cultivation, drug preparation, the ability to apply learning and development of marketing processes.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The history, importance and uses of drug plants
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 2 - Theoretical
The economic importance of drug plants
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 3 - Theoretical
Definition of secondary metabolites (alkaloid, glycoside, flavonoid, etc.) of drug plants
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 4 - Theoretical
Definition, classification and metabolism of alkaloids
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 5 - Theoretical
Presentation of some plants contain alkaloids; botany, cultivation and utilization of Atropa belladonna
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 6 - Theoretical
Botany, cultivation and utilization of Datura stramonium and D. metel
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 7 - Theoretical
Botany, cultivation and utilization of Hyoscyamus niger and Aconitum napellus
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Botany, cultivation and utilization of Hydrastis canadensis and Withania somnifera
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 10 - Theoretical
The history, importance and uses of drug plants
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 11 - Theoretical
The definition, classification and metabolism of glycosides
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 12 - Theoretical
Presentation of some plants contain glycosides, botany, cultivation and utilization of Digitalis lanata and D. purpurea
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 13 - Theoretical
Definition, classification, and metabolism of flavonoids and other metabolites
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 14 - Theoretical
Botany, cultivation and utilization of Silybum marianum
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 15 - Theoretical
Term project presentations
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142256
Lecture - Practice142256
Term Project220142
Laboratory25214
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination120121
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)205
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
3
5
5
5
5
3
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
3
5
5
4
5
3
OÇ-3
5
5
5
5
3
4
5
4
3
3
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
3
5
4
4
5
3
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
3
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