Phytotherapy

Scientific Research Areas
One of the well known complementary therapy method accepted in modern medicine; phytotherapy ( herbal treatment ) and using herbal products are increasingly common all over the world. All herbal pharmaceutical products(medicinal teas, aromatherapeuticals, liquid and / or solid drug form of herbal products, nutraceuticals), producing, usage areas, dosage and drug interactions are assessed by Phytopharmacy-Phytotherapy Sciences.

Herbal pharmaceutical products (crude drugs and phytomedicines) containing phytochemicals, which are produced by plants to sustain their lives, are useful for human healthcare, prophylaxy cancer and other diseases, the treatment of daily ailments and / or support treatment with conventional drugs and also useful in anti-aging applications and geriatric illnesses.

A science branch that provides pharmacists, who has a responsibility to protect and develop community health, to evaluate the knowledge from pharmacy education and also to give consultancy about the herbal pharmaceutical preperations (medicial teas, aromatherapeuticals, apitherapeuticals, herbal pharmaceutical products in liquid or solid form) . Also aim sto share information with other healthcare professionals about the herbal pharmaceutical preparations, their side effects, contraindications and drug interactions.

Educational programs
(Undergraduate-Bachelor)

NEPHAR 404 Phytopharmacy-Phytotherapy
NEPHAR 802 Herbal Pharmaceutical Products (Pharmacy Service)
NEPHAR E756 Aromatherapy
NEPHAR E 762 Complementary Therapy
NEPHAR E 609 Nutraceuticals

(Graduation Programs)
(For pharmacists, phsicians and other health professionals)
Phytotherapy Master Program ( YÖDAK 33/2006-15-188 ; 3 .3.2015)
Phytotherapy PhD Program ( YÖDAK 33/2006-15-189 ; 3 .3.2015)

Contact:
Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy
Phytopharmacy-Phytotherapy
Near East Boulevard, ZIP: 99138, Nicosia/North Cyprus
Tel: +90 (392) 680 20 00 /108
Fax: +90 (392) 680 20 38
E-mail: [email protected]

AIM of the PROGRAM: Raising health professionals who are educated about the safe and right usage of the herbal medicines, which are widely used and produced all over the world, prevent the public from being harmed due to interactions of herbs-drugs and the wrong usage of herbal products, contribute to the preventation and improvement of public health.

CANDIDATES TO BE ACCEPTED: Graduates of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences Faculties Nursery, Physiotherapy Departments. The graduates of Biology and Chemistry departments may be accepted if some undergraduate Faculty of Pharmacy courses (Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology) taken.

COORDINATOR of the PROGRAM
Prof. Dr. Filiz MERİÇLİ, [email protected]

ACADEMIC STAFF
Prof. Dr. Filiz MERİÇLİ, [email protected]
Prof. Dr. Ali H. MERİÇLİ, [email protected]
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen BAŞGUT, [email protected]
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu ÖZKUM YAVUZ, [email protected]


Course Code Course Name C/E T P C
EFT 600 Master Thesis C
EFT 601 Phytotherapy Seminars C 0 2 0
EFT 602 Traditional and Complimentary Treatments E 3 0 3
EFT 603 Medicinal Teas and Medicinal Oils E 3 3 4
EFT604 Rational Phytotherapy and Clinical Trials E 3 3 4
EFT 605 Clinical Aromatherapy E 2 2 3
EFT 606 Materia Medica* E 3 3 4
EFT 607 Phytopharmacology and Herbs –Drugs Interactions E 3 0 3
EFT 608 Scientic Researches and Inovation on Phytotherapy E 3 3 4

EFT 600 Master Thesis
Researches about subjects such as health issues where Herbal Pharmaceutical products can be used, the quality of the materials, safety of the products, contradictions if any and the contrendications, daily dosages and clinical researchs on special patiances.

EFT 601 Phytotherapy Seminars
The usage properties of herbal medicines, which can be found in pharmacies and usually prescripted by doctors, on patiance groups, side effects, contraendications if any and the production of herbal medicinal products, seminars about GAHP and GLP

EFT 602 Traditional and Complimentary Treatments
The complimentary treatments, developed from traditional usage to today, such as Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Korean Medicine, Campo Medicine etc.

EFT 603 Medicinal Teas and Medicinal Oils
Preparing herbal medicinal teas using herbs that are appropriate ESCOP and EMA-HMPC monographs; written in Herbal Medicinal Tea Prescriptions books; the protective and supportive usages of the fatty oils (fixed oils) (wheatgerm oil,pomegranate oil etc) obtained by cold pres or supercritical CO2 extraction method on todays most important health issues such as diabeties, obesity, cancer ve cardiovascular disorders,demands and stres and the clinical trials results are given.

EFT 604 Rational Phytotherapy and Clinical Trials
Herbal pharmaceutical products which are used for different diseases (respiratory, cardivascular, nervous,urogenital,gastrointestinal system diseases,skin,geriatric and children disorders,etc) also prescribe by physicians; herbal products used as protective and supporting; clinical and multicentral clinical researches and meta analysis on phytotherapeuticals are evaluated.

EFT 605 Clinical Aromatherapy
Learning aromatherapy and aromatherapeuticals with pharmacy quality and also clinical trials. The goal of aromatherapy course is to provide protection of public health and supporting patients for daily or cronic health disorders and also development their life-qualities.

EFT 606 Materia Medica
Teaching the ingredients that plants are used in treatments phytochemicals, chemical structures, quantitation and biological activities and usage areas and dosages, side effects and contrendications.

EFT 607 Phytopharmacology and Herbs –Drugs Interactions
Phytopharmacology is called as collaborative science with pharmacology and pharmacognosy. Pharmacological approach to biological activities of herbal medicines; evaluation of the activities and usages,side effects and contrendications of phytopharmaceutics. Clinical trials and interactions between herbal pharmaceutical products and conventional synthetic drugs

EFT 608 Scientific Researches and Inovation on Phytotherapy
Phytotherapy research areas, research and project planning, fundraising, and field or laboratory / clinical studies are examined interactively, and also product development and the project outputs are provided.


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Raising healthcare proffessionals who are able to give consultancy about herbal healthcare products on related sectors and well educated about the right productions and safe usages of herbal medicines which are spreading widely and quickly all around the World. Also, contributing to usage of herbal products and public healthcare.

CANDIDATES TO BE ACCEPTED: Graduates of Pharmacy (5 years program) can apply directly., The graduates of Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences Faculties Nursery, Physiotherapy Departments and Veterenary Medicine , Biology and Chemistry departments will be accepted if they have master degrees on Phytotherapy.

COORDINATOR of the PROGRAM
Prof. Dr. Filiz MERİÇLİ, [email protected]

ACADEMIC STAFF
Prof. Dr. Filiz MERİÇLİ, [email protected]
Prof. Dr. Ali H. MERİÇLİ, [email protected]
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen BAŞGUT, [email protected]
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu ÖZKUM YAVUZ, [email protected]
Prof.Dr.Nurettin ABACIOĞLU,


Course Code Course Name C/E T P C
EFT 700 PhD Thesis C
EFT 701 Current Topics in Integrated Treatment Approaches E 3 0 3
EFT 702 Phytotherapy in Geriatrics E 3 2 4
EFT 703 Phytotherapy in Oncology S 2 2 3
EFT 704 Phytotherapeuticals for Cardiovascular System Disorders S 3 0 3
EFT 705 Herbal Products for Skin, Hair, Body Care and Anti Aging Applications S 3 0 3
EFT 706 Homeopathy / Homeotherapy S 3 0 3
EFT 707 Apitherapy and Apitherapeuticals S 2 0 2
EFT 708 Teaching and Writing Techniques S 2 2 3
EFT 709 Case Studies / Discussions S 3 2 4

PhD COURSES

EFT 700 PhD Thesis

EFT 701 Current Topics in Integrated Treatment Approaches
Current approaches in the integrative treatment, local and international regulations developments and applications, the suggestions of FDA, EMA-HPMC and other authorities are given and discussed.

EFT 702 Phytotherapy in Geriatrics
The elder population, and the geriatric diseases as a matter of effect, are increasing all around the World. It is aimed to introduce and teach how to prepare the herbal products which are supportive and increasing the life quality of the elder people and also giving information about the usages of these herbal products as protective or complimentary with the interactions with the other medicines.

EFT 703 Phytotherapy in Oncology
According to the WHO records cancer is amongst one of the most important diseases. It is aimed to inform about the use of herbal products as cancer protective, or supporting for cancer patients who have troubles with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc side effects, to improve the life quality and survival of cancer patients’, help extend the cooperation of physician-pharmacist-patient and share the information about the correct use of the herbal producs and experiences.

EFT 704 Phytotherapeuticals for Cardiovascular System Disorders
Presentation of the traditional and contemporary herbal products which can be used in cardiovascular system diseases which are amongst one of the most important causes of human death; protecting the cardiovascular health, assessment of clinical studies on herbal products for preventative for heart attack; creating practical information about heart and vein health and sharing environment for all health professionals and managers to the community.

EFT 705 Herbal Products for Skin, Hair, Body Care and Anti Aging Applications
Learning herbal products which are produced and used for the skin hair and body care, and are involved in anti-aging applications; ,medicinal plants, herbal pharmaceutical preparations (medicinal oils, plant extracts in skin-hair care products, etc.), the conditions of production, usage and dosage and potential side effects; further investigations on herbal products for supporting chronic skin diseases.

EFT 706 Homeopathy / Homeotherapy
Introduction to homeopathic treatment, history, principles, development and academies of homeopathy; homeopathic physicians and professional organizations, the current practice of homeopathy in the world; homeopathic drugs production using herbal materials; today’s usage of homeopathic herbal products on children and adults.

EFT 707 Apitherapy and Apitherapeuticals
Apitherapy, history, products by the bees (honey, propolis, pollen and royal jelly) and the researches on ingredients and biological activities of bee products; usage of bee products for prevention or complementary and supportive usage on children and adults, the production, storage and usage alerts of bee products are given and recent publications are discussed.

EFT 708 Teaching and Writing Techniques
Interactive teaching and presentation and writing techniques are given, providing students to be good trainers on herbal drugs, good manufacturing process and the safety and correct usages of the herbal products; also training the students to do consulting herbal health product related sector,

EFT 709 Case Studies / Discussions
The use of herbal products in complicated cases of multiple drug use debates, specially for medicals and pharmacists; product development, manufacturing, industry-sales, marketing and advertising discussions fort he/she ones who will work on the production line and in the sector. The candidates will be trained to solva the emerging issues which they may come across with in the areas where they work.