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COURSE TITLE ETHNOBOTANY (Etnobotani) COURSE CODE ...

Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS

COURSE TITLE

COURSE CODE

ETHNOBOTANY

(Etnobotani)

STT3132

CREDIT 2

PREREQUISITE/S

SYNOPSIS

None

This course focuses on the 5 main aspects in ethnobotany: its

importance, botanical data collection

methods,ethnopharmacology, economics importance of plants

and the importance of ethnobotany in plant conservation.

Selected species of plants will also be discussed as to give the

students better insight of their importance. The course also

include discussions on the future directions of ethnobotany.

(Kursus ini akan menjelaskan 5 aspek dalam

ethnobotani:kepentinganya, cara mengutip data

botani,ethnopharmokarlogi,kepentingan ekonomik tumbuhan

dan

kepentingan enthnobotani dalam pemuliharaan. Kepentingan

spesis tumbuhan tertentu akan dibincangankan secara

terperinci. Perbincangan mengenai hala tuju ethnobotani turut

dibincangkan.)

LEARNING

OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

o To enhance the students knowledge about the importance

and integrated approaches in ethnobotanical studies

(C1, CS, CT)

o Explain the various approaches in conducting

ethnobotanical survey and research (C2, A3, CS, CT)

o Appreciate the ethics of searching for new plant

products,Analyze,distinguish the different types of

photochemical analysis and screening

- (C4, CS, CT)

o Basic evaluation on the economics importance of plants

(C4, CS, CT)

o To inseminate awareness the importance of plant

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conservation (CS, CT, LL)

STUDENT

LEARNING

HOURS

Lectures

Student-Centered Learning

Self-Study

Quizzes, Tests, & Examinations

Total

28 Hour/s

4 Hour/s

43 Hour/s

5 Hour/s

80 Hour/s

LEARNING

UNITS

Supervised

Learning Hours

1. Definition and importance of ethnobotany, key

concepts and challenges,

2

Integrated approaches in ethnobotanical research

2. The important of local wealth and detailed

information on plants.

Selected disciplines which contribute to

enthnobotanical studies.

Case Studies of Ethnobotanical Research.

2

3. Methods of Botanical Collections

2

4. Rapid ethnobtanical appraisal

2

Ethnobotanical data - collections, identifying

plants,preparation of ethnobotanical references

5. Ethnobotanical research and community

2

development

Documentation of plants useful to people

6. EthnoPharmacology.

2

Systematic surveys of local plants.

7. Bioprospecting. The ethics of searching for new plant 2

products.

Collecting plants for phytochemical analysis.

8. Photochemical analysis and screening.

2

9. Economics and ethnobotany. The value of forest 2

product and environment

10. Economic and plant conservation.

2

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11. Ethnobotany and Conservation

2

Disappearance of traditional knowledge.

Local perspective on ethnobotanical research

12. Conservation and development.

Conservation legislation. The basis for

legislation.Conservation law, the legal status of

plant,collection control, trade control and habitat

protection.

2

13. Currents treats to Biodiversity. Social forestry.

Malaysia Biodiversity principles and habitat

protection and strategies in conservation of

endangered species

2

14. Future of Ethnobotany

2

Discussion on the future of Ethnobotany in Malaysia

and South East Asia

ASSESSMENT Group Assignments

30 %

Mid-Term Examination

30 %

Final Examination

40 %

Total

100 %

REFERENCES 1. Martin, G.J. 1995. Ethnobotany - A People and and Plants

Conservation Manual. Chapman, London.

2. Ahmad F. and K. Mat-Salleh.1988. Penyaringan fitokimia

tumbuh-tumbuhan Sabah. In: E. Soepadmo, S.H.

Goh,W.H.Wong, L.B. Din and C.H. Chuah (Eds.).

Proceedings of the Seminar on Malaysian Traditional

Medicine,147-158, Kuala Lumpur.

3. Said I.M., L.B. Din, M.W. Samsudin, Z. Zakaria,

N.I.Yusoff, U. Suki, A. Manaf, A.Z.Ibrahim and A.

Latiff.1990. A phytochernical survey of Uku Kincin,

Pahang,Malaysia. Mal. Nat. .J. 43: 260-266.

4. Wan-Yaacob A., S.W. Tong, L.B. Din, Y.N.I. Yusoff,

A.Lafiff and K. Mat Salleh. 2000. An alkaloid

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phytochemical survey of plants in the Gunung Danum

area,Sabah,Malaysia. Mal. Nat. J. 54 (2): 87-94.

5. Said I.M., L.B. Din, M.W. Samsudin, N.I. Yusoff,

A.Latiff, R. Mat-Ali and A.H.A. Hadi.1995. A

phytochernical survey of Sayap-Kinabalu Park, Sabah.

In:G. Ismail B. Din (Eds.). A Scientific Journey Through

Borneo, Sayap Kinabalu Park, Sabah. 137-144. Pelanduk

Publications.

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