FRM9920 - NFIF - Ethnopharmacology

Course content

Ethnopharmacology is the interdisciplinary scientific exploration of biologically active agents traditionally utilized by man. This course will provide students with knowledge in the use of medicinal plants in other cultures, and the use of ethnopharmacology for development of new medicinal substances. The course will further focus on issues related to ownership of indigenous knowledge and intellectual property rights.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of the use of medicinal plants in other cultures
  • Have an in-depth understanding of intellectual property rights regarding traditional use of medicinal plants
  • Have a broad understanding of how ethnopharmacology can be the basis for development of new drugs
  • Have an understanding of how ethnopharmacology can lead to a higher degree of safety and a more rational use of herbal preparations
  • Be able to prepare and present a project to a broader audience

Contact person

Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen

Registration

Registration is closed.

Deadline for registration: 25 July 2016

Published June 2, 2016 1:04 PM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2020 8:11 AM