Agronomy of Plants with Health Benefits (for dietary supplements and cosmetics) University of Bordeaux
> The aim of this course is: - To learn how agronomy can influence the quality of plants withhealthb enefits TO IMPROVE PLANT EXTRACT SOURCING - To learn the DIVERSITY OF PLANTS and active compounds - To learn the effects of CULTURE CONDITIONS on biomolecules ofinterest - To learn REGULATIONS which apply to the use of plants with healthbenefits in France,Europe or other parts of the world - To learn the SUSTAINABILITY of the production of plants withhealth benefits and of the production of food-supplements based onplants.
- Academic level: French bachelor or Graduation. Under-graduatedstudents can follow the course if they have 5 years of professionalexperience in the food-supplement area. - Language: French as mother language or English (minimumTOEFL scoreof 550/213/79-80 or minimum IELTS score of 6.0). - Computer and internet are required
Assessment method is : - Assessment is based on the analysis of 2 scientific publications
> The course on Agronomy of Plants with Health Benefits teachesstudents how to produce high quality plants with health benefits thatcan then be used in food-supplements. It is organized in 4 units with12 hours of lectures each: - Agriculture techniques for Plants with Health Benefits - Biodiversity of Plants with Health Benefits - Standardization of Plants with Health Benefits - Sustainability of the production of Plants with Health Benefits- Lectures are recorded to be followed by all distance learners. -Each lecture has its quiz with solutions for self-assessment. - Foodsupplement regulations and opinions (European, French ...) on specificplants with health benefits are provided - Links to specific websitesof interest are provided - Glossaries are proposed for knowledgerefreshment - All resources can be downloaded - The assessment isproposed on scientific publication analysis - Communication betweenstudents is organized with specific forum, wiki and chats.
_Lectures, Document analyses, glossaries, forum and chats._ - The teaching mixes classroom lectures for Bordeaux students, recorded and distance work. The course can be followed completely in distance learning and has been designed for that purpose. - The course includes 4 teaching units each counting 12 hours of lecture. Quizzes are proposed for self-assessment. Analysis of scientific publications can be included in the evaluation. - _80 hours in total = 4 ECTS_ - _48 hours lectures and 12 hours on quizzes = 2 ECTS_ - _20 hours private work on publications assessment = 2 ECTS_
Online Course Requirement
- Maximum 30 French and English students (*maximum 60 students if theanalysis of scientific publications is not included) - Selection upon achievements, grades, cover and recommendationletters - Selection criteria: essentially motivation and initial level. - Selection criteria: sufficient back-ground based on either academicperformances or professional experiences - Satisfaction inquiries are proposed at the end of each lectureunits and at the end of the course to allow a continuous improvement.Duration: 48 hours of lectures and a total of 80 hours of work including 32 hours of personal work Language of instruction: French or English upon choiceMode of delivery: The teaching mixes classroom lectures for Bordeaux students, recorded and distance work.
Site for Inquiry
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