Medicinal mycology: The therapeutic benefits of mushrooms

  • Group Copy 5 8 modules
  • 20 hours
  • £399

Course overview

Medicinal mycology is an extensive online course that delves into the fascinating world of fungi and their therapeutic applications. This course covers the biology, chemistry, and pharmacology of medicinal mushrooms, exploring their use in traditional and modern medicine. Designed for students, researchers, and healthcare professionals, the course progresses from basic concepts to advanced applications, offering a comprehensive education in the therapeutic benefits of mushrooms.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to mycology
  • Medicinal mushrooms
  • Cultivation and harvesting
  • Extraction and formulation
  • Pharmacological and therapeutic applications
  • Safety, efficacy, and regulation
  • Integration of medicinal mushrooms in practice
  • Future directions in medicinal mycology

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the basic biology and taxonomy of fungi, particularly medicinal mushrooms.
  • Identify and describe the major medicinal mushrooms and their bioactive compounds.
  • Analyse the pharmacological effects and therapeutic applications of medicinal mushrooms.
  • Evaluate the methods used for the cultivation, extraction, and formulation of medicinal mushroom products.
  • Assess the scientific evidence supporting the use of medicinal mushrooms in healthcare.
  • Discuss the safety, efficacy, and regulatory aspects of medicinal mushrooms.
  • Apply knowledge of medicinal mycology in research, healthcare, and industry settings.

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