Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE AGR2560

 
TITLE Systematics, Conservation and Ethnobotany

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Rural Sciences and Food Systems

 
DESCRIPTION Objectives:

To explain the division of medicinal plants in different plant families and ways and means to preserve the plant species in situ and ex situ, using modern and traditional methods.

Contents:

Main medicinal plant families (Compositae, Labiatae, Cruciferae, Umbelliferae, Rosaceae, Liliaceae, etc.); Wild Stocks and cultivated species; Conservation (in situ, ex situ, genebanks); Cultivation practices of common herbs (propagation methods, irrigation, fertilisation, pest and disease management); History of Herb use (Culinary, Medicinal); Traditional medicine (data acquisition and sorting); Poisonous plants.

Readings List:

Lecture handouts.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 30%
Assignment SEM2 Yes 30%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 40%

 
LECTURER/S Everaldo Attard

 
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