Master in Phytomedicine


Program Description

Integrative medicine in general and natural medicine, in particular, are the therapeutic resources that humanity has had since its inception for health care, but at this time it is in an active process of revalidation and application with a view to shaping medicine from the future. The main therapeutic resource of this new approach is Phytomedicine, that is, the use of medicinal plants for the prevention and cure of diseases, both in humans and animals. The great biological diversity of the region, its important interaction with ancestral cultural groups, and recent research validating its use through scientific evidence are factors that anticipate a positive interaction for the benefit of patients, who would be treated with a comprehensive vision of their health and sickness.

 This course will provide the student with the fundamental principles for the recognition and use of medicinal and food plants and their derived products in health care, from the theoretical bases of botany, agrotechnology, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, and pharmacology, to plant therapies. focused on the various anatomical and physiological systems.

The use of medicinal plants and derived products has shown that it is a widely accepted therapy, which presents an important level of trust among the population, is characterized by greater general availability of therapeutic resources, generates a certain degree of personal sovereignty and national in drug management and could contribute to a more just and universal medicine for the benefit of all sectors of the population.

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The Universidad San Pablo de Guatemala is based on the practical realization of studies in the life of the student. University careers are totally innovative, applicative, and will encourage students ... Read More

The Universidad San Pablo de Guatemala is based on the practical realization of studies in the life of the student. University careers are totally innovative, applicative, and will encourage students to be creative and entrepreneurial. The educational philosophy of the University is focused on innovation, towards what should be, on invention and new, original, and unlimited ideas. The curricula of the courses, the teaching-learning process, and the educational philosophy, in general, are based on the following: Technological Skills, advanced standards of the use of information and communication technologies as an integral part of the learning, customs, and life of teachers and students. Spirit of service to the community and development of progressive values. Humanistic application of technology to contribute to the development of Guatemala. Worldview, based on the Calvinist Protestant philosophy, which manifests the equality of people and a Reformed theology, progressive, ethical, and practical values ​​that give rise to development. The main objective of the general curriculum of the different careers and of all courses is to educate students in the following values, characteristics, and abilities: Leadership Research Entrepreneurship These values ​​are transversal and have a significant influence on the teaching-learning systems and on the curriculum of all courses, seminars, laboratories, and workshops. The Universidad San Pablo de Guatemala is based on an educational system from which innovative models are designed through which pedagogical action makes a commitment to others; to become assumed as the means of personal and social transformation. The educational system is founded on the truth and proceeds from the ethical conviction of those who practice it in the orientation towards the achievement of progress and the well-being of the community. Therefore, it is an institution committed to society, in the generation and transmission of knowledge, educating in excellence, to contribute to the construction of a daily life, which is based on Christianity having a high social impact based on ethics. , Judeo-Christian, moral standards, and values ​​that recognize others. Read less
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