COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Biology - Theory
Year Taught: 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
1
2
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Pharmacy
Campus: 
Kochi

'Biology - Theory' is a course offered in the first year of Pharm. D. program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Duration: 3 Hrs./Week

Scope & Objectives

This is an introductory course in Biology, which gives detailed study of natural sources such as plant and animal origin. This subject has been introduces to the pharmacy course in order to make the student aware of various naturally occurring drugs and its history, sources, classifi- cation, distribution and the characters of the plants and animals. This subject gives basic foundation to Pharmacognosy.

Text books

  1. Text book of Biology by S.B.Gokhale
  2. A Text book of Biology by Dr.Thulajappa and Dr. Seetaram.

Reference books

  1. A Text book of Biology by B.V.Sreenivasa Naidu
  2. A Text book of Biology by Naidu and Murthy
  3. Botany for Degree students By A.C.Dutta.
  4. Outlines of Zoology by M.Ekambaranatha ayyer and T.N.Ananthakrishnan.
  5. A manual for pharmaceutical biology practical by S.B.Gokhale and C.K.Kokate.

Topics

Part – A

  1. Introduction
  2. General organization of plants and its inclusions
  3. Plant tissues
  4. Plant kingdom and its classification
  5. Morphology of plants
  6. Root, Stem, Leaf and Its modifications
  7. Inflorescence and Pollination of flowers
  8. Morphology of fruits and seeds
  9. Plant physiology
  10. Taxonomy of Leguminosae, umbelliferae, Solanaceae, Lilliaceae, Zinziberaceae, Rubiaceae
  11. Study of Fungi, Yeast, Penicillin and Bacteria

Part – B

  1. Study of Animal cell
  2. Study animal tissues
  3. Detailed study of frog
  4. Study of Pisces, Reptiles, Aves
  5. General organization of mammals
  6. Study of poisonous animals