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School of Allied Health

Department of Pharmacy


First Semester 2014-2015

College Vision
We are a God-centered higher learning institution that offers a well-balanced and holistic adventist education.

College Mission
An institution of learning that produces globally prepared graduates for excellent service to God and humanity.

College Core Values

A – Academic Integrity and Accessibility
M – Moral Uprightness and Motivation
C – Consistency and Creativity
C – Commitment and Compassion

Department’s Vision
The mission of AMCC Department of Pharmacy is to generate exceptional and God-fearing pharmacy graduates
who, as part of a healthcare team, shall provide quality care and service to patients and communities while
exhibiting a lifelong commitment to personal and professional development.

Department’s Mission
The AMCC Department of Pharmacy envisions the fulfilment of its mission by providing a dynamic educational
environment in which students develop their personal, intellectual, and leadership skills and abilities necessary to
succeed in their profession.

Course Information
Course Description:
A course covering the biological, biochemical and economic features of natural drugs and their constituents,
including Philippine medicinal plants and animals, .............
Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, the students must be able to:
1) Demonstrate creative application and methods in analyzing biological, biochemical and economic features
of natural drugs and their constituents with emphasis on the biosynthesis of their active constituents and
2) Etc.
 Articulate reasoning
 Etc.


Course Number: PHAR 313

Unit Credit: Lecture – 3 units; Laboratory – 2 units

Faculty Information

Name: Luv N. Pineda, RPh, MS Pharm

Degree/s: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Science in Pharmacy
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Contact Number: 09985415318/09157739477

Academic Counseling Schedule: Monday to Friday, 11:00 am - 12:00 nn

Scope and Sequence

Date Topics/Concepts Learning Outcomes IFL Focus

Unit I
1. General introduction Analyze the relationships
1.1 General considerations between pharmacognosy
1.2 Scope of Pharmacognosy and plant chemistry to the
1.3 Relation of Pharmacognosy and other fields of pharmacy.
Plant Chemistry to other major
disciplines in pharmacy education Outlining the history and
1.4 Evaluation of drugs evolution of
1.5 Classification of drugs pharmacognosy and the
1.6 Chemistry of drugs incorporation of plant
chemistry to the study.

Unit II
1. Major class of chemical Distinguish the different
constituents: types/ clasess of chemical
1.1 Carbohydrates constituents and their
1.2 Glycosides importance to pharmacy
1.3 Tannins and medicine.
1.4 Lipids
1.5 Volatile Oils
1.6 Resins and resinous
combinations and latex
1.7 Alkaloids

2. Biosynthesis of Major Class of Applies the basic metabolic

Compounds pathways utilized in the
formation of the major drug
3. Drugs/Plants containing the major Differentiate the source of
drug components the major drug product and
their uses.

4. Philippines sources/ Allied drugs Illustrate the Philippines

of the major class of compounds. sources of each major drug

5. Qualitative Tests Distinguish qualitative tests

to evaluate the identity of
the different classes of

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Unit III
1. Enzymes and other proteins
1.1 Classification and nomenclature Familiarize enzymes
of enzymes according to the trivial
names used in
pharmaceutical literatures

1.2 Review of protein synthesis and Explain the importance of

qualitative test enzymes in the
pharmaceutical industry
and medicine

1.3 Sources of enzymes Know the different sources

of enzymes from plants and

2. Vitamins and vitamin-containing

2.1 Classification of vitamins Classify vitamins as fat-
soluble and water soluble,
their uses and

2.2 Sources and uses of vitamins Describe the natural

sources of vitamins

2.3 Deficiencies and over dosage of Explains the physiological

vitamins manifestations caused by
vitamin deficiencies

3. Homeopathic medicines Describe selected plants

3.1 Sources and uses of homeopathic used in homeopathy, its
drugs uses, synonyms and dosage

4. Poisonous plants Explains the source and

plant parts – causing the
harmful effects of higher
plants and mushrooms

4.1 Sources and harmful effects of Enumerate poisonous plant

poisonous plants from higher plants and
mushrooms and its irritant
constituents or toxins.


Grading System
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Grading Period Quizzes/Seatworks Periodical Examination Total Lecture
Prelim 40 % 60 % 100 %
Midterm 40 % 60 % 100 %
Semi-Final 40 % 60 % 100 %
Final 40 % 60 % 100 %
Grading Period Experiments Quizzes/Seatworks Periodical Total Lecture
Prelim 60 % 20 % 20 % 100 %
Midterm 60 % 20 % 20 % 100 %
Semi-Final 60 % 20 % 20 % 100 %
Final 60 % 20 % 20 % 100 %
Grade for each grading period: 60 % lecture + 40 % laboratory
Final semestral Grade = Average of four grading periods (100 %)

Final Semestral Grade

Course Policies:
 Should have at least 80 % attendance (maximum of 7 absences), or the student will be given a grade of FA.
An FA from either lecture or laboratory will constitute an FA for the final semestral grade of the course
(lecture and laboratory combined).
 More than 30 minutes late is considered absent.
 Students with perfect attendance will be given additional merits.
 Etc.


 Cantoria, M.C. (2003). Pharmacognosy in Action, National Research Council of the Philippines. Metro Manila
 Guevara, B. (Ed) (2004). A Guidebook to Plant Screening: Phytochemical and Biological. Manila: UST Press.

Prepared by: Approved by:

Luv N. Pineda, RPh, MS Pharm Gemema G. Viajante, RPh, MBA Dr. Pretzel Zuñiga
Instructor Department Chair Dean

Dr. Ian C. Abordo, VPAA

Quality Assurance Personnel