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Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Department of Distance and Continuing Education):
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, based in Kolkata, India is an internationally-recognized holistic medicine training institute offering classroom-based training and online / distance learning courses to students all over the world. We offer undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programmes in a range of alternative medicine disciplines including Naturopathy; Medicinal Herbalism; Reflexology; Reiki Therapy among many others. All of our courses are taught in English.

Online / Distance Learning Alternative Medicine Diploma Courses:

Up-To-Date List of Natural Health Courses HERE from Accredited Online USA School.


Courses (Old list no longer current below. Instead see the page link above for the Up-To-Date list of courses on this site).

OLD INFORMATION: 

Diploma in Alternative Medicines Course (2 years)

Photo of Our holistic medicine school is currently not accepting enquiries.Compulsory Subjects:
- Human Body Structure (Anatomy)
- Human Body Function (Physiology)
- Human Body Disorders (Pathology)

Elective Subjects:- Three alternative therapies of student's choice. 

One Year Individual Diploma courses available in the following subjects:
• Acupressure and Magnet Therapy
• Acupuncture
• Aromatherapy
• Aura Healing
• Bach Flower Remedies
• Beauty Therapy
• Counselling and Psychotherapy
• Chinese (Traditional) Medicine
• Chiropractic
• Crystal Healing
• Cupping Therapy
• Diet and Nutrition
• Electro Homeopathy
• Feng Shui
• Gem-Tele-Chromo Therapy
• Herbal Medicines
• Holistic Health and Nutrition
• Hypnotherapy
• Hydrotherapy
• Indo Allopathy
• Iridology
• Kinesiology
• Massage Therapy
• Medical Astrology
• Meditation
• Naturopathy
• Naturopathy and Yoga
• Osteopathy
• Pyramid Healing
• Radiesthesia and Radionics
• Reflexology
• Reiki
• Sound and Music Therapy
• Spiritual Healing
• Tibetan Medicines
• Yoga Therapy 

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

1 Year Diploma Course Content (1 year)
- Human Body Structure (Anatomy)
- Human Body Function (Physiology)
- Human Body Disorders (Pathology)
- The fourth subject is the specific alternative therapy enrolled in.

Postgraduate Diploma in Alternative Medicine Course (1 year)
Image of Our holistic medicine school is currently not accepting enquiries.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.


Paramedical Diploma Courses:
• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (1 Year)
• Diploma in Physiotherapy (1 Year)
• Diploma in Electro-Cardiogram Technology (1 Year)
• Diploma in Medical Radiographic (X-Ray) Technology (1 Year)
• Diploma in Dental Alternative Science (1 Year)
• Diploma in Veterinary (Alternative) (1 Year)
• Diploma in First Aid (6 Months)
• Diploma in Family Welfare & Population Education (6 Months)
• Diploma in Hygiene & Sanitation (6 Months)
• Diploma in Home Nursing (6 Months)


1-Year Specialization Diploma Courses:
• Child Health
• Cardiology Heart Diseases
• Dental Medicine
• Dermatology Medicine
• E.N.T. (Ear, Nose & Throat)
• Family Planning & Sex Education 
• Gastro-Enterology Medicine
• Gynaecology Medicine
• Neurology Medicine
• Oncology & Haematology
• Respiratory Medicine


Alternative Medicine Bachelor Degree Courses:

Bachelor's Degree in Alternative Medical System (B.A.M.S. (A.M.) / B.A.S.M.) - 2 years 

- Compulsory Subjects:
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 Diseases (Gynecology & Obstetrics); Medical Ethics & Laws (Medical Jurisprudence)

- Elective Subjects:
Four alternative therapies of student's choice.

Individual Bachelor's Degree options (2 years) in the following list of alternative medicine therapies:
Photos of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Department of Distance and Continuing Education)• Acupressure and Magnet Therapy
• Acupuncture
• Aromatherapy
• Aura Healing
• Bach Flower Remedies
• Beauty Therapy
• Counselling and Psychotherapy
• Chinese (Traditional) Medicine
• Chiropractic
• Cupping Therapy
• Dental Alternative Science
• Diet and Nutrition
• Electro Homeopathy
• Feng Shui
• Gem-Tele-Chromo Therapy
• Herbal Medicines
• Holistic Health and Nutrition
• Hypnotherapy
• Hydrotherapy
• Indo Allopathy
• Iridology
• Kinesiology
• Massage Therapy
• Medical Astrology
• Meditation
• Naturopathy
• Naturopathy and Yoga
• Pranic Healing
• Pyramid Healing
• Radiesthesia and Radionics
• Reflexology
• Reiki
• Sound and Music Therapy
• Spiritual Healing
• Tibetan Medicines
• Yoga Therapy 

Course Content:
- 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 Diseases (Gynecology & Obstetrics); Medical Ethics & Laws (Medical Jurisprudence)
- The eighth subject is the specific alternative therapy enrolled in.

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

Online / Distance Education Masters Degree Course:

Master's in Psychotherapy and Counseling (M.P.C) Degree Program:

Picture of Our holistic medicine school is currently not accepting enquiries.Duration:
Two Years. (It may be completed 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

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite:
Graduate from any stream.


Distance Education Doctorate Courses:
• Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D. / N.M.D.)
• Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D. )
• Doctor of Holistic Medicine (H.M.D. )
• Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines M.D. (A.M.)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines - Ph.D (A.M.)
• Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines - D.Sc (A.M.)
• Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture - M.D.(Acu.)
• Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy - M.D.(E.H.)

Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (ND/NMD) Degree Course:

Duration: 18 Months (2 Semesters of 9 months each). Medium of instruction: English.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution.
OR Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., B.Sc, N.O., M.D(A.M) etc.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Images of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Department of Distance and Continuing Education)Course Content:

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

- 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 ).

Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) Degree Program:
Duration: 18 Months (2 Semesters of 9 months each). Medium of instruction: English.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution.
OR Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., B.Sc, N.O., M.D(A.M) etc.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Course Content:
First Semester: History, Philosophy and Principles of Oriental/Traditional/Natural Medicine; Natural Health and Hygiene; Natural Dietetics and Nutrition; Anatomy and Physiology (Human Body Structure and Functions); First Aid (Emergencies); Methods of Nature Cure (Hydrotherapy, Choromotherapy, Heliotherapy, Fasting, etc.); Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis; Acupressure, Reflexology and Acupuncture; Oriental 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; Oriental Medicine; Management of Health Problems (Health Solutions).

Doctor of Holistic Medicine (H.M.D.) Degree Program:
Duration: 18 Months (2 Semesters of 9 months each). Medium of instruction: English.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution.
OR Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., B.Sc, N.O., M.D(A.M) etc.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Course Content:
First Semester: Principles and Philosophy of Holistic Health and Living Subjects; Natural Health and Hygiene; Natural Dietetics and Nutrition; Anatomy and Physiology (Human Body Structure and Functions); First Aid (Emergencies); Naturopathy; Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis; Acupressure, Reflexology and Acupuncture

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).

Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines  - M.D.(A.M.) Program:
Duration: One Year. Medium of instruction: English.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution.
OR Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Course Content:- Compulsory Subject (1): History, Philosophy & Principles of Alternative Medicines
- Elective Subjects (4); 4 subjects of student's choice.

Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines- Ph.D. (A.M.)
Duration: One Year. Medium of instruction: English.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution.
OR Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc
WITH Minimum 3 years experience in the related field of research is mandatory.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years, minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Requirement for the Award: Students of this programme are required to submit an original & authentic research work (thesis) of at least 300 pages (on A4 paper) on any subject related to alternative medicine. When complete, the thesis should be submitted for evaluation following which the Ph.D. (A.M.) is awarded to the successful students.

Thesis / Dissertation Preparation: Research guidelines on the topic chosen for thesis preparation are sent by air mail.

Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines - D.Sc. (A.M.)
Eligibility: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution.
OR Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc
WITH Minimum 5 years experience in the related field of research is mandatory.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Requirement for the Award: Students of this programme are required to submit an original & authentic research work (thesis) of at least 300 pages (on A4 paper) on any subject related to alternative medicine. When complete, the thesis should be submitted for evaluation following which the D.Sc. (A.M.) is awarded to the successful students.

Thesis / Dissertation Preparation: Research guidelines on the topic chosen for thesis preparation are sent by air mail.

Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture - M.D.(Acu.)
Duration: One Year. (It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution OR those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc.
Subjects: History, Philosophy, Principles and Theories of Acupuncture; Oriental Diagnosis; Acupuncture Meridians; Practice of Acupuncture; Ancillary Techniques (Cupping, Moxibustion, etc.) and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Auricular (Ear) Therapy and Scalp Acupuncture

Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy - M.D.(E.H.)
Duration: One Year. (It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Those persons who have passed any degree course from an authentic institution OR those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc.

Subjects: History, Laws and Philosophy of Electro Homeopathy; Pharmacy; Materia Medica; Natural Dietetics and Health and Hygiene; Practice of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy; In-Depth and Comparative Studies of Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Ayurveda.

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Specific Contact Pages: - Diploma Courses
- Bachelor's Degree
- Post-Graduate Diploma
- Holistic Nutrition Courses
- Medical Lab Tech Diploma
- Physiotherapy Diploma
- Doctor of Naturopathy
- Doctor of Oriental Medicine
- Doctor of Holistic Medicine
- Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines
- Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture
- Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy
- Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines
- Master's in Psychotherapy and Counseling
- First Aid Diploma
- Paramedical Courses
- Home Nursing Diploma
- Child Health Diploma
- Acupuncture Diploma
- Aromatherapy Diploma
- Beauty Therapy Diploma
- Dental Medicine Diploma
- Dermatology Medicine Diploma
- Gynaecology Medicine Diploma
- Respiratory Medicine Diploma
- Neurology Medicine Diploma
- Cardiology Heart Diseases
- Gastroenterology Diploma
- Veterinary Diploma
- E.N.T. (Ear Nose & Throat) Diploma
- Oncology & Haematology Diploma
- Acupuncture Degree
- Aromatherapy Degree
- Beauty Therapy Degree
- Chiropractic Diploma
- Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma
- Chinese Medicine
- Diet & Nutrition Diploma
- Herbal Medicine Diploma
- Chiropractic Degree
- Counselling & Psychotherapy Degree
- Diet & Nutrition Degree
- Herbal Medicine Degree
- Kinesiology Degree
- Kinesiology Diploma
- Iridology Courses
- Hydrotherapy Courses
- Hypnotherapy Courses
- Massage Therapy
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