Ethnobotany: Traditional medicine and modern applications

  • Group Copy 5 7 modules
  • 12 hours
  • £399

Course overview

Ethnobotany is a comprehensive online course that explores the relationship between people and plants, focusing on traditional medicinal practices and their relevance to contemporary medicine. This course covers the historical, cultural, and scientific aspects of ethnobotany, examining how traditional knowledge can inform modern medical and therapeutic practices. Designed for students, researchers, and healthcare professionals, the course progresses from foundational concepts to advanced applications, offering a thorough understanding of the field.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to ethnobotany
  • Traditional medicinal plants
  • Cultural and historical context
  • Scientific evaluation of traditional medicine
  • Therapeutic applications
  • Ethical and sustainability issues
  • Futuredirections in ethnobotany

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you should have acquired the necessary knowledge which will enable you to:

  • Understand the basic principles and scope of ethnobotany.
  • Identify and describe traditional medicinal plants and their uses.
  • Analyse the cultural significance and historical context of ethnobotanical practices.
  • Evaluate the scientific evidence supporting traditional medicinal practices.
  • Assess the therapeutic potential of ethnobotanical knowledge in modern medicine.
  • Discuss the ethical and sustainability issues related to ethnobotany.
  • Apply ethnobotanical knowledge in research, conservation, and healthcare settings.

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