Jamu Summer Course

Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada

The summer course is the extension of the university‚Äôs mission of promoting research, teaching and social engagement by hosting high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development in the life sciences. The short, intensive courses, taught by a team of distinguished faculty are advertised worldwide to attract students, researchers, and professionals. The teaching teams’ joint expertise is shared with participants in a comparative framework during the summer courses.

The summer course offers lectures, practice courses, and student research opportunities in all areas of discovery and the development of Indonesian Traditional Medicines. Participating students will have opportunities to gain first-hand experience in Jamu production, development, and manufacturing as well as optional hands-on involvement in clinical practice. The participants of this summer course program also will have a chance to visit cultural spots in Yogyakarta and to learn Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian cultures including the famous traditional clothes painting Batik and other traditional wisdoms.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to understand:

  • Jamu as representation of Indonesian wealth of culture and natural resources
  • The ingredients and preparation of Jamu
  • Jamu based-therapy and its role as part of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • The scientific stages needed to provide scientific proof of Jamu in order to deliver Jamu as evidence based-medicine.
  • The government regulation and development of Jamu industries

Faculty of Pharmacy UGM summer course will be given as interactive lectures and discussion in class room, practical works and study excursion/field trips. Participants will experiment working in mixed groups to resolve problems related to development Jamu as Indonesian traditional medicine into evidence-based medicine with interdisciplinary perspectives. Participants will also experience the everyday life of local people which is still practicing Jamu on daily basis in the Herbal Village. Overseas participants will be accompanied by facilitators and UGM students.

The Faculty of Pharmacy UGM acknowledges the Summer Course activities with 3 credits for the participation in the full program (including the supplementary activities).

Target audience
The summer course is primarily designed for undergraduate and graduate students with a multidisciplinary background and a genuine passion for learning Jamu. The minimum enrollment for a course to be launched is 25 participants.

The summer course is mainly based at Faculty of Pharmacy UGM and educational excursions including visits to Center of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicines Research and Development, Herbal Extractor, Pharmaceutical Factory, Herbal Small-Medium Enterprises, and some cultural sites