The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine distance learning award is a unique series of courses that are rarely found in schools and colleges of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or Natural Medicine.
Most colleges and schools offering CAM courses will do so in ONLY ONE field or modality; i.e. you will get a course in homeopathy, or one in herbal medicine, or in naturopathy or acupuncture or flower remedies and so on. When qualifying from these schools you will be an expert in only one modality of healing, but you will not have a broad base that encompasses many of these modalities combined. This is the main advantage of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine – it provides the practitioner or student with many different tools and protocols to use in clinical practice that go far beyond any one modality.
A MODULAR SYSTEM
The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate MODULAR COURSES covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.
The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to study at their own pace while working, without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling, as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of their computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.
View summary of BSc (HM) curriculum
There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them when Internet access is not available. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match. The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into one degree course – this is the essence of this degree – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that require this broader knowledge-base.
This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.
Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Professional Diploma in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.
To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr. Georgiou’s work at the Center, read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine.
To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least one course per semester (4 chronological months). Each course will require about 12 hours study per week for 4 months. Students that are not working full-time and can study more will be able to take two courses per semester.
There are a total of 9 Modular Courses required for completion. Eight of these are in the Compulsory List below and one topic is chosen by the student from the Electives List – upon completion they will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine. A maximum of 48 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.
Students receiving exemption because of their educational background will still be required to complete a total of 9 courses that they have not already covered. Exemption does not reduce the number of modules required – which will still remain as 9 – but it is designed so that the student does not need to repeat courses that they have already done.
COMPULSORY COURSES required (unless exemption is awarded):
Anatomy and Physiology
Pathology for Natural Medicine
Clinical Nutrition – Part 1
Bach Flower Remedies
Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1
Energy Medicine and Bioresonance
Detoxification and Toxicology
Clinical Nutrition – Part 2
Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2
Live Blood Analysis
Naturopathic Sexology (NS503)
Urinalysis and Body Fluids (UR601)
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA603)
NutriGenomics and NutriGenetics
Su Jok Therapy
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.
There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centres closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.
There are no dissertation requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine – only for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine as well as the Master and Doctoral degrees in Iridology.
After completing the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine it is possible to immediately move on to the postgraduate Doctor of Sciences in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM) without further ado. Alternatively, students may choose to take the Doctor of Science in Iridology.