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Back to the Roots Through your 1-stop Multicultural Herbal Hub

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

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Back to the Roots Through your 1-stop Multicultural Herbal Hub

Why is this interesting for me?

This programme is intentionally designed to bring everyone back to the roots through inspiring exploration of Malaysia’s multicultural herbal plants. The lectures address traditional perspectives, herbal medicine practices, bioactivity research and quality assurance/quality control of Asian herbs. This course furnishes significant width of Asian herbal perception through theoretical knowledge, practical guidance, on-site experiential and traditional learning. Laboratory and field-trip sessions are designed to provide practical skills-training as well as enabling students to appreciate the exquisiteness of Malaysian herbal plants.



How long is the course?

2 weeks



Price inclusive?

Course Materials, Transportation

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this programme, student will learn and understand: 1. Foundation of Malaysia’s multicultural medicinal herbals and its historical uses. 2. The theories, practices and current research on therapeutic uses of the Asian herbs. 3. Quality assurance/quality control of herbal plants through standardization.

What do I expect to learn?

Throughout this programme, students get to uncover the unique cultural and ethnic diversity of Malaysia and their rich traditional medicine systems. The students will enjoy the opportunity to explore various local botanical, herb and spice gardens where indigenous and exotic herbal plants are nurtured. A certificate of participation will be awarded by the Centre for Herbal Standardization, Universiti Sains Malaysia to all the students whom had successfully accomplished this programme.

How do I experience learning?

Lectures, Field Trips/ Field Excursion, Discussions, Presentation, Demonstration, Snorkeling, Homestay, Lab Practices, Jungle trekking, Workshops, Hands-on Workshop, Outdoor Activities

How am I assessed?

Presentations, Participation, Attendance, Continuous assessment

Is the certificate is awarded upon completion of the programme?


Note for students?

The minimum number of participants must at least more than 10 people. This is due to the way the programme is structured. Depending on mutual agreement, credit transfer options are also available.

Call for action:

Prof. Dr. Sabariah Ismail

Centre for Herbal Standardization Sains@USM,

Ground Floor, Block B,

No.10, Persiaran Bukit Jambul,

11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.

Tel: +604-6535543/5540/5568

Fax:+604-653 5514


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