Naturopathy is a system of medicine, which emphasizes on positive health. It is an integrated system of medicine, which brings together all the alternative therapies for attaining this goal. It believes in purifying the body and mind from impurities at all levels, thus enabling the immune system to cope with the environment. The concept of holistic health or treating the body as a whole (using natural tools like water, earth, fire, air and ether) is given prime importance.
Naturopathy medicine by virtue of its training of individuals towards natural way of life has emerged as leading preventive medicine. Internationally this is recognized as ‘Disease Prevention and Health Promotion”. This course prepares graduates to become Naturopathy and Yoga Medical professionals at the end of the 5½ years curriculum. The curriculum integrates Clinical Naturopathic Medicine and Research with body, mind and spirit.
To impart them knowledge of practice in a manner that exemplifies professionalism, strong ethics and a commitment to the principles of Naturopathic medicine.
To guide them to communicate effectively with patients and to appraise and apply knowledge of research in treating patients.
To integrate biomedical skills with clinical basic medical science knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients.
To identify the need for urgent and emergency health care and direct appropriate resolution.
To establish and manage a Naturopathic practice in treating acute and chronic disease conditions.
To guide students how to collaborate effectively and work in partnership with other health care practitioners.
To demonstrate commitment to the advancement of Naturopathy and Yoga Medical profession.
Yoga an ancient Indian science accepted universally, but followed individually, has gained ascendancy today all over the world due to its individualistic nature of practice and its effects being manifested from individual level to community, society and at his universal level.
The course aims at providing meticulous knowledge and in-depth experience in the study of Yoga as a philosophy, practice and therapy. Through a concentrated study of yoga asanas (postures), mantras (sacred chants), meditation techniques, pranayama (breath control), mudras and bandhas and philosophical and religious scriptures, students will engage in questioning, analysis, and application of yoga in various planes of health.
To make the students learn about Yoga Philosophy, classical concepts related to different schools of Yoga and interpretation of therapeutic practices for today’s practitioner.
To highlight the evolution of Yoga from its ancient incarnation to its present day practice.
To teach insights of Yoga in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism.
To explain an overview of Indian culture, history and religions and their relationship to Yoga.
To educate the different principles of movement and alignment. To teach Yoga postures and sequences – asanas and their practice in association with vinyasa.
To demonstrate different breathing techniques – pranayama and their beneficial effects and their mechanisms of action in the body and mind.
To explain the different lineages of the Hatha Yoga tradition. To make students understand about Yoga’s role in alternative medicine – holistic approach to health care.To make students learn Yoga for fitness.
To understand the concept of Yoga for inner peace and harmony. To extract knowledge of Yoga as a therapy. To learn and practice Meditation and relaxation techniques
Anatomy is concerned with the study of structure of the body through microscopic observation and dissection of the body. It is the basic course providing the morphological setting upon which clinical knowledge and experiences are built. In this course we approach anatomy from gross structural, developmental, cross-sectional and radiological perspectives.
Students will use the knowledge acquired to recognize the normal variations and clinically relevant abnormalities commonly encountered in medical practice. In addition, the gross anatomy experience provides an opportunity to enhance the professional skills which will be used throughout the career.
The primary objective of this course is to make the student understand the construction of the human body. Also, to provide basic understanding and working knowledge of the human body.
To provide an introduction to the language of anatomy and use anatomical terms fluently when describing different tissues and organs.
To teach insights of Yoga in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism.
To become familiar with essential concepts including structure of organism and homeostasis.
To provide an understanding of the anatomy and histology and organization of cells, tissues, and organ systems and be able to recognize the gross and microscopic anatomy of the tissues and organs and also demonstrate how different tissue types interact to create organs.
To specifically examine the gross anatomy and histology of the skin, muscle, skeletal, nervous and other systems.
To develop observational skills and logical thought patterns.
Physiology is the study of the functions of human body. Physiology describes the nature of life. It provides the framework for studying and exploring the basis of life. Important historic milestones in physiology will be introduced in order to help place study of this course in the context of current and predicted physiological science developments. The students are instructed to view life from the simplest to the most complex levels of organization – from the subcellular, to the whole person.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the functions and regulation of the human body and physiological integration of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis. Course content will include neural and hormonal homeostatic control mechanisms, as well as study of the cell physiology, blood and body fluids, musculoskeletal, circulatory, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems and special senses.
To make students understand in broad terms human physiological structure and functions.
To describe functional organization of the human body and control of its internal environment.
To describe the cell, its components and its functions.
To demonstrate an understanding of genetic control of protein synthesis, cell functions and cell reproduction.
To describe transport of ions and molecules throughout the cell membrane.To demonstrate an understanding of membrane potentials and action potentials related to different cells.
To make students understand how the major controlling and governing systems of the body, the endocrine and nervous systems operate upon. To discuss the major regions and functions of the brain and spinal cord.
To describe how hormones react with cell receptors to bring about cell, organ and homeostatic changes.To rule out the functions, the pathways and mechanisms of different organ systems of the body and to correlate with existing research evidences
This subject is designed to study the normal pathways of metabolism. The aim of the subject is to have a greater appreciation for the role of biochemistry in disease and the role of biochemistry in clinical treatments.
To explain the biochemical basis of different organs’ functions, metabolic processes and homeostasis
To give an insight to the digestion and absorption of the main dietary categories like carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins in the human body and the key metabolic processes
To make students understand the normal human metabolism. To familiarize the students with function and mode of action of hormones in health and disease and understand their roles in controlling various metabolic pathways.
To enable the students identify and understand the molecular basis of various diseases.To enable the students recognize the different biochemical tests and select the biochemical test appropriate to the diagnosis and management of the disease.
Pathology is the study of abnormal structure and functions of the human body. The subject comprises the study of gross and microscopic appearance of the diseased tissue forms and the basis of treating the disease.
To become familiar with pathology nomenclature. By the end of the course, the students are expected to be able to communicate an understanding of tissue injury and disease processes, using appropriate vocabulary.
To recognize morphological and functional differences between normal and injured or diseased tissue. The first goal of the course is to learn to discriminate pathological lesions from normal tissue.
The second goal is to comprehend a structural, functional and biochemical perspective, the different types of pathological lesions, and provide scenarios for how they arise.
To integrate pathological findings with clinical manifestations of disease. As this course is designed for graduate students’ training for the medical field, the students are expected to develop an understanding of the clinical features for certain disease processes. These features may impact on detection, treatment or outcome of the disease or injury.
To integrate the principles and information presented in this course with that from related disciplines. Material presented in the course is expected to contribute to the body of knowledge which students will carry with them into a research career. This should be a “working” body of knowledge which the student can apply, in a problem solving manner, to understand mechanisms of disease.
In working towards a current understanding of the pathologic basis of disease, the student should develop a sense of which questions in pathology remain to be resolved.
Microbiology attempts to emphasize the infectious diseases that are of actual or potential importance to humans. The course emphasizes distribution, morphology and physiology of microorganisms in addition to skills in aseptic procedures, isolation and identification. This course also includes sophomore level material covering immunology, virology, epidemiology and DNA technology.
To describe in detail the morphology, the culture, spread, biochemical activities, antigenic characters, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention and control measures of each pathogen.
To have clear understanding of the organs commonly involved in infection.To recall the relationship of infection to symptoms, relapse and the accompanying pathology.To explain the methods of microorganism control, e.g. chemotherapy and vaccines.
To demonstrate practical skills in fundamental microbiological techniques. To present and interpret results obtained from using these techniques. To present information clearly in both written and oral form.To describe the architecture, chemical composition, cultivation and classification of viruses.
To define the terms necessary to understand disease principles and epidemiology: normal and transient flora, opportunists, pathogen, infection, disease, virulence and its measures, etiology, nosocomial, epidemic, endemic, pandemic, portals of entry and exit, types of symbiosis, predisposing factors, morbidity and mortality
To compare and contrast living and nonliving reservoirs, using examples.To compare and contrast disease transmission, using examples: contact, vehicle, and vector.To compare and contrast the stages of disease development: incubation, prodrome, illness, decline and convalescence.
To compare and contrast immediate and delayed hypersensitivity (allergy), using examples.To compare and contrast autoimmune diseases and immune deficiencies, using examples.To compare and contrast the immune response to tumors and cancer with that to transplants (grafts), using examples.