Master of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy)

University of Lahore

Pharmacognosy derives its origin from two Greek words, pharmakon meaning drug, and gnosis meaning knowledge. In Pakistan there has always been a growing interest in medicinal plants and their active chemical constituents are utilized in the modern system of medicine – allopathy and also in traditional system of medicine – Unani and homeopathic systems. It is one of the major areas of Pharmaceutical sciences; today a highly interdisciplinary science which include parts of botany, organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, zoology, anthropology, geography, ethnomedicine, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and biotechnology

Degree

Requirements

Minimum 60% or 2.50 (4.00) CGPA 16 years of education in relevant field Pharm-D/B-Pharm.

Why this

Degree

It is one of the emerging subject in the field of pharmacy with promising professional job opportunities. The department has renowned PhD degree holder as visiting faculty and 5+ full-time M.Phil faculty members. Pharmacognosy learning encompasses identification of plant drugs, phytochemistry, extraction methods, separation, purification, identification and structure elucidation of natural products, phytotherapy, biologics, allergens, nutraceuticals, cosmeceutical and toxic manifestation of natural products.

Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PHRCU.961
Advances in Pharmacognosy [Theory]
3    
2 PHRCU.962
Advances in Pharmacognosy [Practicals.]
1    
3 PHRCU.963
Bio Synthesis  and Biotechnology [Theory]
3    
4 PHRCU.964
Bio Synthesis and Biotechnology  [Practicals.]
1    
5 PHRCU.965
Analytical Techniques in Pharmacognosy [Theory]
3    
 6  PHRCU.966 Analytical Techniques in Pharmacognosy [Practicals]  1    
 7  PHRCU.967  Seminars  1    

 

Semester 2

SrNo. Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PHRCU.968
Phytochemicals of Natural Origin   [Theory]
3

2 PHRCU.969
Phytochemicals of Natural Origin  [Practicals.]
1

3 PHRCU.970
CAM (Complementary and Alternate Medicine ). [Theory]
3

4 PHRCU.971
CAM (Complementary and Alternate Medicine) [Practicals.]
1

6 PHRCU.972
Research Methodology and Special Problems
1

 

Semester 3

Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PHRCU.973
Research Work  and Thesis
25













 

Semester 4

Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PHRCU.973
Research Work  and Thesis
25













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Full Time, 2 Years

1 PhD (visiting) and 5+ M.Phil faculty members

Highly equipped Research facilities


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