Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TIB302CULTIVATION OF MEDICINAL PLANTSElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aims of this course can be defined as understanding of importance of medicinal and aromatic plants in the World and Turkey, revealing its role in the World and Turkey trade, introducing of this plants group, teaching the general cultivation techniques, introducing particular economic importance for Turkey and teaching culture of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Emine BAYRAM
Learning Outcomes
11. The importance of medicinal and aromatic plants in agriculture of World and Turkey.
22. To be able to learn especially agronomy of medicinal and aromatic plants more than other field crops plants.
33. To be able to obtain information about general characteristics of medicinal and aromatic plants.
44. To be able to obtain information about ecological requirements techniques of growing, drying and store in this plants.
55. To be able to give information to the producers about providing material, production process and about marketing.
66. To be able to bring new medicinal and aromatic plants in regional production pattern.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Theoretical: Historical development, importance, ecological requirements, general cultivation techniques, drying and storage process, effective materials and their variability of medicinal and aromatic plants are pointed out in general part of the course. Spreading areas of Apiaceae, Lamiaceae, Asteraceae families and other plant characteristic of botany, content of main components, the way of consumption are explained in special part of the course.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Historical development over medicinal and aromatic plantsIntroducing and investigating of seeds of medicinal and aromatic plants.
2Importance and classification of medicinal and aromatic plantIntroducing of field experiments.
3Status of medicinal and aromatic plant in World and Turkey of medicinal and aromatic plants. Preparing of seed beds, pots and sowing.
4Ecological requirement Maintaining and introducing of field experiment.
5The main principle of medicinal and aromatic plants cultivation. Maintaining and introducing of field experiment.
6Storage and drying process of medicinal and aromatic plants, introducing of drugs.Taking of vegetative parts of some plants, and transplanting them.
7Secondary plant materials and their variability. Introducing laboratory of medicinal and aromatic plant
8Mid-term examination
9Essential oils and their characteristics.Visiting commercial companies.
10Importance of some plants belong to Apiaceae family (dill, coriander, fennel, anis), characteristics of herb, technique of agronomy and uses of them.Visiting commercial company.
11Importance of some plants belong to Apiaceae family (daisy,fleaworth), characteristics of herb, technique of agronomy and uses of them.Practice on essential oils analyze, introducing of trichon’s secretion.
12Importance of some plants belong to Lamiaceae family (mint, oregano) characteristics of herb, technique of agronomy and uses of locality.Continue of essential oils analyze.
13Introducing of sage plant which belong to Lamiacea family and some medicinal and aromatic plants belong to other important families (black cumin) and technique of agronomy.Practicing on thin layer chromograpy.
14Presentation of term project Preparing of report based on literature.
15Presentation of term project Preparing of report based on literature.
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Ceylan, A., 1995. Tıbbi bitkiler I , E.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 312 Ceylan, A., 1996. Tıbbi Bitkiler II, E.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 481 Peter, K., V., Handbook herbs and spices Volume I (2001), II ( 2004) and III (2006), Woodhead Publishing , Cambridge , England .
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination166
Final Examination11010
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Team/Group Work428
Field Work428
Project Preparation3412
Project Presentation224
Self Study248
Reading428
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO13     
LO2 34   
LO3 5    
LO4  4   
LO5   3  
LO6      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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