School of
Integrative Biology

IB 435: Critical Evaluation of Herbal Remedies (next offered SP23)

Course Details

Description: One-third of Americans use health care products derived from natural sources, particularly plants, but also animals, and fungi. This course examines the biological activity of natural products with respect to their ecological functions and their therapeutic uses. Principles of evidence-based medicine will be reviewed and students will evaluate natural remedies through lectures, in-class activities, discussions, and analyses of scientific papers. Overall, students develop skills useful for evaluating alternative remedies and for communicating their conclusions to the general public.
IB Area(s):A3
Course Offered in Semester(s): Spring
Course Schedule: U of I Course Explorer Schedule
Syllabus: PDF of Course Syllabus