Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE AGR2562

 
TITLE Herb Utilisation

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Rural Sciences and Food Systems

 
DESCRIPTION Objectives:

To illustrate the principles of economic botany

Contents

In the study-unit, one can learn about the fascinating world of what is in fact the human side of plant-animal interactions. There are various aspects of economic botany which include plant use in the preparation of beverages, sweets, tobacco, fibres, wood and latex, drugs, spices and herbs, ornamentals and perfumes, apart from crops. The use of safe herbs especially in various alternative therapy systems will be also illustrated. Another aspect that is gaining ground in recent years is the use of plants as nutraceuticals.

Reading 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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