1. Introduction

 

 

Department of Pharmacognosy - Traditional Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Botany was founded according to the decision No. 543/QD-DHH-TCNS of the Rector of Hue University about the establishment of the Faculty of Pharmacy on 9th November 2004.

In the first period of establishment, due to a shortage of human resources and to ensure the teaching quality, the training programs of undergraduate degree were supported by the department of Biology, Hue University of Sciences, and the department of Traditional Medicine, Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy. Nowadays, with the development of teaching staffs and facilities, we have gradually taken responsibility in teaching all related subjects.

In term of human resources, there are 10 staff members including 1 associate professor, 7 masters, 1 bachelor of pharmacy and 1 pharmacist technician.

  1. Research fields

- Extracting, isolating and determining the structure of natural compounds.

- Screening the pharmacological effects of medicinal herbs and potential natural compounds.

- Studying on the ecological and botanical characteristics of potential medicinal herbs.

  1. Staffs

Order

Full name

Office position

1

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thi Hoai

Head

2

MPharm. Le Thi Bich Hien

Deputy head

3

MPharm. Nguyen Khanh Thuy Linh

Lecturer

4

MPharm. Doan Thi Ai Nghia

Lecturer

5

MPharm. Vo Quoc Hung

Lecturer

6

MPharm. Nguyen Dinh Quynh Phu

Lecturer

7

MPharm. Tran Thi Thuy Linh

Lecturer

8

MPharm. Hoang Xuan Huyen Trang

Lecturer

9

BSc. Pham Thi Hien Thu

Technician

10

Bui Thi Thu Huyen

Technician

  1. Training objectives

- Providing the basic knowledge of the origin, characteristics, distribution, chemical composition and the effects of natural compounds; the conception and the chemical structure; the qualitative and quantitative methods of natural compounds.

- Providing the basic knowledge and skills in analyzing and building some traditional remedies, producing and testing some traditional medicines.

- Providing the basic knowledge about the plant morphology, characteristics, location, classification and evolutionary relationships of taxonomies, the medicinal plant diversity, significance, conservation and development measures.

- Providing the basic knowledge about the orientations for research and development of potential pharmaceuticals, new drugs; Screening of leading compound, building the natural drugs standards, then transferring the techniques and application of scientific and technological achievements to the production of natural drugs.

- Providing the basic knowledge about the status of growing and developing medicinal plants in Vietnam, the planning policies, the zone of medicinal plants, the conservation and the development of medicinal plants and the gene sources of medicinal plants, the cultivation of medicinal plants, the principles of growing practices and the collection of medicinal plants according to the GACP.

- Providing the basic knowledge and the skills of the extraction of active ingredients, the qualitative and quantitative methods, the isolation and the determination of the structures of natural compounds.

  1. Training students

5.1. Undergraduate training

- 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students in the 5-year regular degree of Pharmacy

- 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students in the 4-year inter-college degree of Pharmacy

5.2. Postgraduate training

First-level specialized pharmacists with 2 majors:

  • Pharmaceutical Management and Organization
  • Pharmacognosy-Traditional Medicine
  1. Required books and reference books

The department has compiled the textbooks for internal use

- Pharmacognosy I and II

- Traditional Pharmacy

- Botany

- Research and development of new drugs

- Methods of researching medicinal plants.

  1. Published research

  + Book: participate in compiling a reference book «Field teaching», Hue University of Publishing, in 2012.

+ Scientific grants:

- 01 Nafosted grant

- 01 grant from Ministry of Health

- 03 grants from Ministry of Education and Training

- 02 provincial grants from Department of Science and Technology, Thua Thien Hue province

- 02 grants from Hue University and many other grants from Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy

+ Publications: 18 articles in international specialized journals, and 59 articles in national specialized journals.

+ Conferences: the author / co-author of 16 posters, 2 oral reports at international conferences.

  1. Rewards - Awards

+ Youth Science and Technology Conference of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy 2016: 03 projects won the first prize and 01 project won the 2nd prize.

+ The Youth National Conference on Science and Technology of the Universities and Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy: 02 projects won the first prize and 01 project won the 2nd prize.

+ The co-authors of the 3rd prize for the seventh Thua Thien Hue Science and Technology Innovation Award, 2014.

 

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