Toxicology of plant-based medicines: Safety, risks, and benefits

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

Course overview

A comprehensive online course that explores the complex interactions between plant-derived medicines and the human body, focusing on their safety, potential risks, and therapeutic benefits. This course covers the principles of toxicology, identification of toxic plant compounds, assessment of safety and efficacy, and regulatory aspects of plant-based medicines. Designed for students, researchers, and healthcare professionals, the course progresses from basic concepts to advanced applications, offering a thorough understanding of the toxicological aspects of plant-based medicines.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to toxicology
  • Toxic compounds in medicinal plants
  • Mechanisms of toxicity
  • Safety and efficacy of plant-based medicines
  • Toxicity testing and risk assessment
  • Regulatory and ethical considerations
  • Case studies and applications

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the basic principles of toxicology and its relevance to plant-based medicines.
  • Identify and describe toxic compounds found in medicinal plants.
  • Analyse the mechanisms of toxicity and their impact on human health.
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of plant-based medicines.
  • Assess methods for toxicity testing and risk assessment of plant-based medicines.
  • Discuss the regulatory frameworks governing the use of plant-based medicines.
  • Apply knowledge of toxicology in the development and safe use of plant-based medicines.

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