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Master in Phytotherapy on-line from the University of Barcelona / Micromat Institute

marzo 31, 2021



IL3-Universitat de Barcelona together with the Micromat Institute.

This program can be followed on paper or online.

Course 1
one. Introduction

1.1. Phytotherapy: definition, scope and sources of information
1.2. Quality, safety and efficacy in phytotherapy
1.3. History of herbal medicine
1.4. Legislation on medicinal plants in Spain, in other EU countries and in the European Union

2. Plant drugs and active ingredients

2.1. Taxonomy, nomenclature and organography of plants
2.2. Plant Biology: Plant Physiology
2.3. Plant drugs: definitions and morphoanatomy
2.4. Active principles: main groups and properties

3. Quality in phytotherapy

3.1. Cultivation, collection, processing and conservation of medicinal plants
3.2. Preparations and dosage forms
3.3. Manufacture of herbal preparations. Industrial vision and standards of good manufacturing practice
3.4. Quality requirements
3.5. Quality control methods

4. Phytotherapy in Health Care. Efficacy and safety

4.1. Ethnopharmacology
4.2. Efficacy in herbal medicine
4.3. Safety in phytotherapy (interactions)
4.4. Phytotherapy and health professionals
4.5. Phytotherapy in special metabolic situations (geriatrics, pediatrics, pregnancy and lactation, menopause)

Course 2
5. Phytotherapy of central nervous system disorders
5.1. Phytotherapy in the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders
5.2. Phytotherapy in the treatment of depression
5.3. Phytotherapy in the treatment of cognitive disorders
5.4. Phytotherapy in the treatment of asthenia

6. Phytotherapy of the affections of the locomotor system
6.1. Musculoskeletal disorders
6.2. Fatigue

7. Phytotherapy of respiratory diseases and sensory organs
7.1. Respiratory tract conditions
7.2. Immunomodulation. Phytotherapy and cancer
7.3. Phytotherapy in the treatment of ocular and otic diseases

8. Phytotherapy of digestive, hepato-biliary and metabolism disorders
8.1. Dyspepsia. Flatulence Gastritis and ulcers
8.2. Liver disorders and biliary dysfunctions
8.3. Phytotherapy in the treatment of diarrhea
8.4. Phytotherapy in the treatment of constipation
8.5. Phytotherapy in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis and irritable bowel
8.6. Emetics and antiemetics
8.7. Phytotherapy in the treatment of diabetes
8.8. Phytotherapy in weight control

9. Phytotherapy of cardiovascular diseases
9.1. Phytotherapy in the treatment of heart failure
9.2. Phytotherapy in the treatment of arterial hypertension
9.3. Phytotherapy in the treatment of hyperlipidemias
9.4. Venous stasis, varicose veins and hemorrhoids
9.5. Phytotherapy in the treatment of headaches

10. Phytotherapy of urinary system and gynecological disorders
10.1. Lithiasis and urinary infections
10.2. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
10.3. Disorders associated with menstruation
10.4. Menopause. Leucorrhoea Colpitis

11. Other applications of medicinal plants
11.1. Dermatological conditions
11.2. Phytotherapy and cancer
11.3. Antioxidants in phytotherapy