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Part-Time BSc (Hons) MEDICINAL HORTICULTURE

Hadlow College

Bachelor Degree , Horticulture

Course Description

With an increased awareness surrounding the health giving properties of fruit and vegetables, and the main stream phenomenon of herbal medicines, this programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skils in plant propagation and production. You will focus on plants with medicinal properties and gain an understanding of a variety of horticultural practices. This knowledge is supported by the science of growing to maximise production, the chemical skills to extract and analyse plant compounds and the application to the human body. The final year includes the study of ethobotany, ethics and professional practice and crop production technologies, as well as a research project. UCAS Course Code: DB43 H BSc/MHort Entry Requirements 160 UCAS points: 2 A levels at Grade C or above or a National Diploma at PMM or equivalent in appropriate subjects. Additional Experience Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications. Location Hadlow Course Duration Full time: 3 years (4 years with a sandwich year), 3 days per week. Part time: 4 years, 2 days per week. Course Content Year 1 Plant science Human physiology and nutrition Protected and ornamental cropping 1 Medicinal plant production Chemistry for medicinal horticulture Principles of management Protected and ornamental cropping 2 Medicinal plant production and mechanisation Year 2 Industrial placement (optional) Year 3 Horticulture resource planning Medicinal plants and their compounds 1 Intensive medicinal crop production Production science Crop physiology Croip thesis Year 4 Medicinal plants and their compounds 2 Ethics and professional practice Current issues Project A choice of: International horticulture or Ethnobotany Environmental crop technology or Plant productivity and crop yield This programme is recognised by the Institute of Horticulture as leading towards membership. Assessment Method Coursework (assignments, written reports, case studies and presentations) as well as final examinations. Progression Routes Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively, a degree in Medicinal Horticulture opens up many career opportunities within the production, marketing, international trade and associated sectors. Specialist Equipment Needed Protective clothing, footwear, a horticultural knife and secateurs.

With an increased awareness surrounding the health giving properties of fruit and vegetables, and the main stream phenomenon of herbal medicines, this programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skils in plant propagation and production. You will focus on plants with medicinal properties and gain an understanding of a variety of horticultural practices. This knowledge is...

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