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Homoeopathic Medical College, Pune

Course Objectives

Course Objectives for B.H.M.S. (Direct Degree) Course:

Introduction

Basic objectives of education and training in this Homoeopathic institution is to prepare a competent Homoeopathic Physician who is capable of functioning independently and effectively under Rural and Urban set ups. In order to achieve this, the syllabus and curriculum of BHMS course has been designed:

A. Sound Foundation:-

  • To function effectively as a Homoeopathic physician a thorough grasp over the medical concepts is imperative. For this, the educational process shall be perceived as an integrated evolving process and not merely as an acquisition of a large number of disjointed facts.
  • A student shall have to pass through a Training procedure which encompasses the above well, right from I BHMS to IV BHMS and also during the internship period.
  • He shall undergo an education process wherein learning of Facts and Concepts right from 1st Year are in a continuity, in an evolutionary & progressive pattern.
  • In 1st BHMS, student shall study the fundamental principles of Homoeopathy and will also learn more of applied Anatomy than a multitude of minor anatomical details.
  • In II BHMS, a student shall be exposed to very vital concepts of susceptibility and symptomatology with Analysis-Evaluation and details of the Homoeopathic concepts, old logic of Homoeopathy.

These will attain much deeper significance (if care is taken by teachers of pathology and Organon-Philosophy) when the current knowledge of INFLAMMATION, IMMUNITY, is correlated well with concepts of susceptibility.

  • In III BHMS, there is opportunity to fortify the foundation at the best by correlating between Theory of Chronic Diseases and the Patho-Physiological facts on the Gynecology, Surgery and Medicine.

A student shall have to be taught the spectrums of various diseases in correlation with the spectrum of miasmatic manifestations.

He will then be able to use a well concluded EVALUATION ORDER OF Characteristics to derive an operationally valid Reportorial Totality.

The knowledge gathered in this pattern will keep him constantly aware of his objectives and his role as a Homoeopathic Physician. The integration will eliminate the state of confusion. The Therapeutics Actions then will be right and complete, utilizing the full repertories of the Medicinal and Non-medicinal measures, keeping him up-to-date about all fresh scientific developments and inculcating values of continuous Medical Education.  

B. Execution:-

  • Maximum emphasis shall be placed on the applied aspects of all the subjects. Thus teachings of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry will demand greater emphasis on applied aspects of these sciences.
  • Teaching of Pathology will demand sharp focus on general Pathology, while Regional Pathology will come up as an application. It shall require correlation with Medicine, Surgery and Gynecology.
  • All these need to be studied from Homoeopathic perspective, hence emphasis on applied aspect of Organon Philosophy & Homoeopathic Therapeutics representing application to all other subjects.

C. Inter-Departmental Co-ordination:-

  • Essential, the entire approach becomes an integrated approach. All departments shall develop a cohesive well defined programme which demand marked inter-departmental co-ordination.
  • It is therefore desirable to have teaching programmes wherein, by rotation each department participates in the teaching coordinating well with the other faculties with constant updating and evaluation.
  • The co-ordination has to be in the way as given in the text under each subject inside BHMS course syllabus and Curriculum. This will ensure fundamental and exceptional clarity.

D. Deductive-Inductive Teaching:-

  • While teaching, there shall be balance in designing deductive and inductive process in mind.
  • There shall be less emphasis on didactic lectures. Major portion of the time of the students shall be devoted to demonstrations, group discussions, seminars and clinics.
  • Every attempt shall be made to encourage students to participate in all these to develop his personality, character, expressions and to ensure the grasp over concepts rapidly.

E. Patient Oriented Teachings:-

  • In order to impart the integrated medical education PATIENT has to be in the CENTRE right from day one of the II BHMS.
  • Importance of social factors in relation to the problem of health and disease shall receive proper emphasis throughout the course and to achieve this objective, the educational process shall be community as well as hospital based.
  • Based on the above concepts the course of studies as laid down in BHMS Course syllabus & Curriculum will help to fulfill these needs.

Course Objectives for M.D.(Hom.) Post Graduate Courses

  • Have high degree of proficiency both in theoretical and practical aspects in the subject of speciality backed by scientific knowledge and philosophy.
  • Have the confidence to assess and manage the patients who are sick and in cases of paucity of symptoms develop the ability to overcome the difficulties in the process of cure.
  • Have the caring attitude and sympathy towards sick and maintain high moral and ethical standards.
  • Have the knowledge regarding latest happenings and issues pertaining to the prevention of disease and promotion of health and the epidemiology underlying the common health problems with special relevance to India.
  • Shall obtain competency in providing complete health care (physical, mental, social and spiritual) to the needy, so as to achieve a permanent restoration of health in gentle manner as quoted in the Organon of Medicine.
  • To investigate what is to be cured in disease and what is curative in the various medicines in order to understand the scope of Homoeopathy.
  • Shall obtain the communicative and interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with health care teams.
  • Shall have a profound knowledge in Homoeopathic Materia Medica including rare and uncommon remedies in order to achieve restoration of health at any level of sickness.
  • Shall adopt a scientific temper and unbiased approach to augment self-knowledge to improve the quality of treatment throughout his/ her professional life.
  • Shall be able to coordinate the recent advances in science with his/ her knowledge of Homoeopathy, so as to reflect better art of healing.
  • To develop an open mind to update himself / herself by self-study, attending workshops, conferences and seminars relevant to the specialty.
  • To develop excellent teaching skills, different techniques and educational methods in teaching homoeopathic students and its practitioners.
  • Make use of information technology and carry out research both basic and clinical with the objective of publishing his/ her work and presenting at various scientific forums by which our fellow Homoeopaths can be benefited.
  • To prove medicines which are partially proved in order to ascertain its true nature and qualities for the better implementation of Similia.








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