Department of Pharmacognosy

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Dear visitors, we would like to welcome you to the Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Hawler medical University. The Department is primarily engaged in the teaching of crude drugs under the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Sc. Pharmacy) that is awarded by the College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University. The overall goal of the department is to largely contribute to the multidisciplinary drug research and development from natural products, using the medicinal plants of Kurdistan Regiona as the main accessible raw material. The Department runs a postgraduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pharmacognosy and Microbiology, which consists of crude drug standardization and general crude drug analysis.

Currently, the Department has a complement of 18 academic staff comprising different educational backgrounds and also 11 postgraduate students (4 PhD and 7 Msc students).

The faculty members of the branch have successfully involved in teaching theoretical and practical subjects in all stages and obtained research

comprise isolation, preparation, extraction and biological studies of phytoconstituents using in vitro and in vivo i.e microorganisms and animal models. The teaching and research facilities in the department include standard laboratories with relevant equipment supports in addition to other useful items of equipment accessible to other Department from College of Pharmacy; there is Herbarium house in the Department of Pharmacognosy for medicinal plant authentication and researches development. Our vision also extends to improve the quantity and quality of scientific research and higher education in Kurdistan/ Iraq.