Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Abstract

“Phytochemistry PCM 2000” is a core course in the full-time Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese Medicine programme. The chemical structures and properties of organic compounds in Chinese medicinal herbs are the major teaching content of this course. It is very important for students to memorize and understand the chemical structures in Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) and hence their physico-chemical properties, structural elucidation and biological activities. This is the main objective in teaching the course “Phytochemistry”. This project focused on teaching the students to draw 2D and 3D chemical structures of the constituents in CMM by using several pieces of PC chemical software, and to make stereo-molecular models by employing Molecular Model Kits. Some of the resulting models and graphics were used in PowerPoints for the teaching of this course.

Publication Date

2008

Book Title

Studies on Teaching and Learning

Volume number

1

Publisher

Hong Kong Baptist University

Publication Place

Hong Kong

First Page (page number)

81

ISBN (print)

9789881810519

Last Page (page number)

84

Referreed

1

Language

English

Keywords

Chinese medicine, phytochemistry, chemical structures

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://buar.hkbu.edu.hk/index.php/for_staff/publications/studies-on-teaching-and-learning

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