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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years and are sources for many modern medicines. Following a history of plant use in medicine, we will examine how plant compounds such as alkaloids and essential oils alleviate symptoms and help cure disease. Includes a visit to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden (1.7km, c.25 mins walk, or c.20 mins bus/walk).


Course dates

22 Jul 2019 to 26 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

08 Jul 2019

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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