Alternative Medicine Courses in Kolkata, India

Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (Department of Distance and Continuing Education):
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Department of Distance and Continuing Education) is a Government registered institution, internationally recognized and the largest organization of Alternative Medicine in India. It is duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of Government of West Bengal, based on the Central Government of India Act XXI of 1860 and the Literary & Scientific Institutions Act, 1854.

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The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines offers the following alternative medicine courses:

Photo of Alternative Medicine Courses in Kolkata, IndiaDiploma / Certificate Courses:

1. Short Term - 6 months
2. Full Diploma Course - 1 year

Diploma courses are offered in the following therapies:
- Naturopathy
- Yoga and Massage
- Reflexology
- Acupuncture
- Reiki Therapy
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Aromatherapy
- Acupressure
- Iridology
- Hypnotherapy
- Electro - Homeopathy
- Medical Astrology
- Radiesthesia and Radionics
- Gem - Tele - Chromotherapy
- Magnetotherapy

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite:
For all the courses mentioned above are High School / Standard Xth / O level or Equivalent.

Subjects:
Diploma in Alternative Medicines Course (2 years): The total number of subjects is six.

Compulsory Image of Alternative Medicine Courses in Kolkata, IndiaSubjects (3):
1. Human Body Structure (Anatomy)
2. Human Body Function (Physiology)
3. Human Body Disorders (Pathology)

Elective Subjects (3):
Three alternative therapies of student's choice.

All other Diploma Courses (1 year):
The total number of subjects is four.

Compulsory Subjects (3):
1. Human Body Structure (Anatomy)
2. Human Body Function (Physiology)
3. Human Body Disorders (Pathology)
The fourth subject is the specific alternative therapy enrolled in.

Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Medicine Course (1 year):
Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Medicine (P.G.D.A.M.) distance learning course is designed as a foundation for a career in alternative medicine. It covers different aspects of alternative medicine, its applications and human health sciences covering anatomy, physiology, pathology, hygiene, medical jurisprudence, gynecology and obstetrics and practice of medicine.

The postgraduate diploma course is one year in duration. However, it may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance. The language of instruction is English.

Alternative Medicine Bachelor Degree Programs:
1. Bachelor's Degree in Alternative Medicine ( BASM ) - 2 years
2. Bachelor's Degree in the following list of therapies - 2 years

The Bachelor's course is conducted in the following therapies:
- Naturopathy
- ReflexologyPhotos of Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (Department of Distance and Continuing Education)- Acupuncture
- Acupressure
- Aromatherapy
- Hypnotherapy
- Reiki Therapy
- Yoga and Massage
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Medical Astrology
- Iridology
- Radiesthesia and Radionics
- Electro - Homeopathy
- Gem - Tele - Chromotherapy
- Magnetotherapy

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite:
For all the courses mentioned above are Intermediate / Standard XIIth / A level or Equivalent.

Bachelors Course in Alternative Medicines (B.A.M.S. (A.M.) / B.A.S.M.):
The total number of subjects is eleven.

Compulsory Subjects (7):
- Human Body Structure (Anatomy); Human Body Function (Physiology); Human Body Disorders (Pathology); Natural Health Laws (Hygiene); Description of Diseases & its Management (Practice of Medicine); Women's Diseases (Gynecology & Obstetrics); Medical Ethics & Laws (Medical Jurisprudence)

Elective Subjects (4):
Four alternative therapies of student's choice.

Masters in Psychotherapy and Counseling (M.P.C) Degree Program:

Duration: Two Years. (It may be completPicture of Alternative Medicine Courses in Kolkata, Indiaed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)

Subjects:
First Year: Anatomy and Physiology; Fundamentals of Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Psychopathology and Mental Health; Counseling and Health Psychology; Counseling Techniques and Assessment; Marriage and Family Counseling

Second Year: Principles and Techniques of Psychotherapy; Behavior Therapies; Psychotherapies; Clinical Assessment; Psychological Tests for Assessment; Stress Management; Research Methodology and Statistics

Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D. / N.M.D.) Degree Programme:
Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.) distance learning course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine is highly recommended for those pursuing an education in medical and health professions to prepare them with the knowledge and utility of various modalities of natural healing such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, physical medicine, psychological counseling and a comparative study of ayurveda, homeopathy, conventional medicine and nature cure. It prepares the students for an exhaustive knowledge and practice in all aspects of alternative and complementary medicine treating the body, mind and soul to gain health and happiness.

Medium of instruction: English.
Duration: 18 Months (2 Semesters of 9 months each).
(It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)

Subjects:

First Semester:
- History, Philosophy andImages of Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (Department of Distance and Continuing Education) Principles of Naturopathy
- Natural Dietetics and Nutrition
- Natural Health and Hygiene
- Anatomy and Physiology (Human Body Structure and Functions)
- First Aid (Emergencies)
- Methods of Nature Cure (Hydrotherapy, Choromotherapy, Heliotherapy, Fasting, etc.)
- Acupressure, Reflexology and Acupuncture
- Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis

Second Semester:
- Psychotherapy
- Botanical / Herbal Medicine
- Yoga, Meditation, Massage and Physiotherapy
- Comparitive Studies of Modern Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Naturopathy
- Medical Jurisprudence and Ethics
- Gynaecology, Embryology and Maternity
- Clinical Diagnosis
- Management of Health Problems ( Health Solutions ).

Study Materials: Lessons on the eight subjects of each semester are sent by air mail.

Examination: There will be sixteen papers in two semesters of 9 months each and each semester will have 8 papers. The student will be asked to answer the same at his place of residence.

Other Doctoral Programs Offered Include:

- Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines Ph.D. (A.M.) Program
- Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines D.Sc. (A.M.) Program
- Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines M.D. (A.M.) Program
- Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) Program
- Doctor of Holistic Medicine (H.M.D.) Program
- Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D.(Acu.) Program
- Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy M.D.(E.H.) Program

Paramedical Diploma Courses:
- Diploma in Medical Radiographic (X-Ray) Technology
- Diploma in First Aid
- Diploma in Physiotherapy
- Diploma in Family Welfare & Population Education
- Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
- Diploma in Veterinary (Alternative)
- Diploma in Electro-Cardiogram Technology
- Diploma in Dental Alternative Science
- Diploma in Hygiene & Sanitation DHS
- Diploma in Home Nursing

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