Last week the second year
students in Pharmacy, at Medical University – Varna, held their first practice
session outdoors, near Kaliakra Nature Reserve, as
a part of the compulsory practical training in the discipline of Pharmaceutical
They had the opportunity to get acquainted with medicinal plants in their
natural habitat, as well as to collect plant material for producing training
systematic and morphological herbarium. The practical session is intended to
lay the foundation, on which, in the future, the students will be able to get
oriented for any unfamiliar to them medicinal plant and it is a method for
acquiring the basic concepts of Plant Ecology and Plant Geography.
During the visit to the Botanical Garden in Balchik, they were impressed by its
rich and wonderfully arranged exposition and especially the collection of over
80 varieties of decorative tulips, which was particularly colorful. The collection of medicinal plants enriched the
students' knowledge in the field of Pharmaceutical Botany significantly and the
sea breeze and the sunny weather contributed to the wonderful mood and the unforgettable
experience, both for the lecturers and the students.
The next two stages of the practical training in the discipline of Pharmaceutical
Botany will be held in May - in the Sea Garden and on the territory of the
village of Shkorpilovtsi.