Coimbra´s ancient roots: Useful and Medicinal Plants!

General description

According to the World Health Organization, 80% of the world's people rely for their primary health care on traditional medicine, most types of which use remedies made from plants. The use of traditional medicine in developing countries is increasing.With populations increasing, governments want to encourage indigenous forms of medicine rather than rely on imported drugs, and there are strong moves to revive traditional cultures.

This activity will be focused on the biology, biochemistry and pharmacology study of natural products (ie, plants, herbs, and spices) used as drugs or for the preparation of drugs, their interaction with the human body and also how to recognise them in the Nature.

You will have as well a unique oportunity to get to know the culture, the living and traditions of Coimbra and Portugal in general.

Therefore there will be various activities, as night programs, traditional dinner, thematic parties and so on.

So what are YOU waiting for?

Pack your stuff and join us in this awesome trip...

Academic information

Content and topics:
-"Light" bases of Nuclear Chemistry, -Introduction to Radiopharmacy, Practical Applications (diagnostic, therapy & research) -Bioestatistical Models Applied to Pharmacology (e.g. efficacy studies). -Botanical Gardens and their role key in the society -Biodiversity,plants and pharmacy -Phytotherapy -Plants as chemical factories -Portuguese flora and exotic flora -Sustainability models for the conservation of natural resources -The selection of clones with aromatical/medicinal properties and its industrial applicability - Taxonomy and chemotaxonomy - Ethnobotanic knowledge - Leaves defensive characteristics - How are drugs made? - How to cultivate medicinal and useful plants?
Learning goals and objectives:
To gain insight knowledge on the discover, manipulation and use of medicinal plants
Examination type:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation Letter Diversity amongst the different nationalities. Balance between sexes (number of male / female participants)

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

University residence
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Car Van Bus Foot