BACHELORS IN NATUROPATHY & HOLISTIC MEDICINE


Overview

This overview provides details of the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine curriculum which combines traditional biomedical sciences with the latest developments in naturopathic principles within a holistic medicine model.

There are 3 degree levels – Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels – the curriculum has been designed so that students can complete the Doctoral degree in 5 years, moving seamlessly from the Bachelors direct to the Masters and then the Doctor of Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine. All are accredited by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.

The Bachelor in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree consists of a blended learning approach suited to young and mature students alike, consisting of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology, medical laboratory science, cell and molecular biology, naturopathic nutrition, clinical nutrition, history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, toxicology, emunctorology (the science of detoxification),  clinical skills and differential diagnosis, psychology and human behaviour, homeopathic medicine, herbal medicine, iridology, naturopathic cholesterol management, nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics, hair tissue mineral analysis, nutritional microscopy, Bach remedies for mental health, Su Jok therapy, naturopathic sexology and more.

Each year is divided into 3 trimesters which allows you to fully assimilate the material, while working at your own pace. Each trimester is 12 weeks.

The Bachelor in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine (B.N. HM) consists of 190 US Credits, which is the equivalent of 2,850 clock hours – a blended learning approach consisting of online video lectures, classroom and clinical practicums in naturopathic and holistic centers around the world.

The degree is awarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA, who has accredited the curriculum which is internationally recognised.

Bachelors curriculum

Curriculum

The Bachelor in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree curriculum follows a sequential course of study in which students continuously build upon a deepening foundation of biomedical and clinical sciences (anatomy and physiology, pathology, medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and more).

In addition, the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree covers a vast array of topics that include naturopathy, naturopathic and clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, energy medicine and bioresonance, emunctorology, toxicology, iridology, research methods and biostatistics, differential clinical diagnosis, naturopathic treatment of cholesterol, nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, psychology and human behaviour, Bach remedies for mental health, Su Jok therapy, naturopathic sexology and a lot more . Concurrently, students are integrating naturopathic and holistic philosophy and principles, as well as natural therapeutics into their medical knowledge.

At the completion of the Bachelor’s curriculum and program, students will have met the following requirements for graduation:

·       Demonstrated competency in the didactic and clinical portions of the programme using a blended learning approach

·       Satisfactory completion of a thesis paper

The Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine programme, including all graduation requirements, must be completed within a maximum of four (4) years of matriculation, but is usually completed within 3 years or less.

Each trimester is 12 weeks. There is a total of 190 U.S. Credits to completion, covering 2,850 clock hours of study.

The Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree will be awarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.

Bachelor’s Curriculum:

FIRST YEAR
FIRST TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6001 Anatomy and Physiology 10
BNHM6002 Pathology for Natural Medicine 8
BNHM6003 Intro Medical Diagnostic Lab 4
Total for trimester: 22 credits
SECOND TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6004 Cell & Molecular Biology 4
BNHM6005 Biochemistry & Lab 4
BNHM6006 History & Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine 4
BNHM6007 Toxicology 5
BNHM6008 Emunctorology – The Science of Detoxification 5
Total for trimester: 22 credits
THIRD TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6009 Naturopathic Nutrition 8
BNHM6010 Naturopathic Medicine 8
BNHM6011 Clinical Skills & Differential Diagnosis 4
Total for trimester: 20 credits
Total credits for year: 64 credits

 

SECOND YEAR
FIRST TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6012 Homeopathic Medicine 6
BNHM6013 Herbal Medicine 6
BNHM6014 Pharmacology 6
Total credits for trimester: 18 credits
SECOND TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6015
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING – PART 1
Lecture 1 – BNHM6015A Understanding Holistic Integrative Medicine 1
Shifting the Health-Care Paradigm
Lecture 2 – BNHM6015B Understanding Holistic Integrative Medicine 1
Lecture 3 – BHNM6015C Nutrigenomics and Pharmacogenomics- You 1
Are More Than Your Genes
Lecture 4 – BHNM6015D Nutritional Medicine I – Food Matters 1
Lecture 5 – BHNM6015E Nutritional Medicine II- Not All Foods Are 1
Created Equal
Lecture 6 – BHNM6015F Natural Approaches to Inflammation 1
BNHM6016
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING – PART 2
Lecture 7- BHNM6016A Nutritional Medicine III- Food Sensitivity and the Elimination Diet 1
Lecture 8 – BHNM6016B Nutritional Medicine IV – Vitamins and Supplements 1
Lecture 9 – BHNM6016C Botanical Pharmacy and Herbal Remedies 1
Lecture 10 – BHNM6016D Lowering Cholesterol Naturally 1
Lecture 11- BHNM6016E Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally 1
Lecture 12- BHNM6016F Treating Diabetes Naturally 1
6 credits
BNHM6017 
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING – PART 3
Lecture 13 – BHNM6017A Naturopathic Approaches to Mental Health I 1
Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
Lecture 14 – BHNM6017B Naturopathic Approaches to Mental Health II – Turning Strength into Strength 1
Lecture 15 – BHNM6017C Oriental and Chinese Medicine 1
Lecture 16 – BHNM6017D Naturopathic Approaches to Mental Health III 1
Lecture 17- BHNM6017E Biofield Therapies 1
Lecture 18 – BHNM6017F Medical Sociology – The Power of Love 1
6 credits
BNHM6018
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING – PART 4
Lecture 19 – BHNM6018A Spirituality in Health I 1
Lecture 20 – BHNM6018B Spirituality in Health II – Components of Spiritual Wellness 1
Lecture 21 – BHNM6018C Naturopathic Clinical Practice – Applying the Lessons of Natural Healing 1
Lecture 22 – BHNM6018D Ecology and Health 1
Lecture 23 – BHNM6018E Environmental and Community Health: Healthy People, Healthy Planet 1
Lecture 24 – BHNM6018F Medical Psychology: You are Your Own Best Medicine 1
6 credits
Total credits for trimester: 24 credits
THIRD TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6019 Clinical Nutrition – Part 1 5
BNHM6031 Clinical Nutrition – Part 2 5
BNHM6020 Naturopathic Diabetic Management 5
BNHM6021 Research Methods & BioStatistics – Pt 1 5
Total credits for trimester: 20 credits
Total credits for second year: 62 credits

 

THIRD YEAR
FIRST TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6030 Bachelors Dissertation/Thesis 10
BNHM6024 Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis 6
BNHM6025 Psychology & Human Behaviour 6
Total credits for trimester: 22 credits
SECOND TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6026 Naturopathic Cholesterol Management 6
BNHM6027 Bach Remedies for Mental Health 6
BNHM6022 Iridology 6
Total credits for trimester: 18 credits
THIRD TRIMESTER
CODE TOPIC CREDITS
BNHM6028 Su Jok Therapy 8
BNHM6029 Naturopathic Sexology 8
BNHM6023 Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics 8
Total credits for trimester: 24 credits
Total credits for year: 64 credits

If you are interested in applying, click the APPLY NOW button below and complete the Application Form and send it back to us.

We will assess your previous education and revert with an Enrolment Agreement detailing the courses you would need to complete for your degree, and those that you would receive exemption for.

Accreditation

The degree courses offered by the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine have received accreditation by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine of the University of America, a prestigious university in California, USA, with a California and Florida Charter, Reg # 00020RAF040219CY.

The University of America is registered with the US. Department of Education/NCES and assigned the USDE federal recognition ID 475237.

All Degree certificates are awarded by the University of America.

In addition, the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine have been granted the status of Accredited Postsecondary Institution of IABSCU, USA (International Accrediting Bureau for Schools, Colleges and Universities, USA), Reg. # 00020RAF040219CY.

 

 

Why Become Accredited?

Diploma ImageAccreditation is a process which assures the potential students that an institution has clearly defined the appropriate objectives, and maintains conditions under which the students achievement can reasonably be expected. It encourages improvement through continuous self-evaluation and review. It fosters excellence through the development of principles and guidelines for assessing pedagogical effectiveness. There are a few points worth bearing in mind regarding accreditation:

1. Accreditation is a non-governmental peer-review process in which the integrity and good faith of an institution and its officers are essential.

2. The burden of proof in demonstrating compliance with standards rests with the institution, not with the Accrediting Commission. The institution must prove to the Accrediting Commission that it meets or exceeds the standards.

3. The Accrediting Commission considers information about an applicant institution from any source in reaching its conclusion.

4. Accreditation is by its nature a formal, but nonetheless, collegial process. It works best when there is a common agreement that the chief purpose for seeking accreditation is the identification of soundness, honesty and quality in the practice of distance education.

Accrediting Standards

Diploma Image1. The Member should be committed to the continuous professional development of academic and administrative staff, instructors and trainers.

2. The Member is financially responsible and can meet its obligations to learners. A Member’s financial resources should afford all enrolled learners a reasonable prospect of completing their studies.

3. The Member adopts widely accepted norms of good business and employment practice including (but not limited to):

3.1. Having a clear, fair and effective procedure for dealing with complaints.

3.2. Having a fair and effective policy on refunds, which is made clear to the learner prior to enrolment.

3.3 Not discriminating, directly or indirectly, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, or religious or political belief.

3.4 Having adequate premises and equipment to conduct its business.

4. All staff are suitable for the positions they hold, and possess appropriate qualifications and experience.

5. Learner support is of high quality. Where a Member employs more than one tutor, trainer, or instructor steps are taken to ensure that support is consistent throughout the provision.

Diploma Courses ImageSuch measures may include but are not necessarily limited to:-

5.1 The development of normative schemes for marking and assessment.

5.2 Guidance notes for instructors, trainers, and/or faculty.

5.3 Regular meetings of instructors, trainers and/or faculty.

5.4 Sharing information on good practice, problems and solutions.

5.5 Ongoing monitoring and review of tutors’/ instructors’/trainers’/faculty work, including random or systematic sampling of marking and comments.

5.6 An appraisal system for tutors/instructors/trainers/faculty.

5.7 Guidance for new academic / training staff in the special requirements of open, distance, and online learning.

5.8 Providing adequate administrative backup for academic / training and administrative staff.

5.9 Such other provisions as the provider deems appropriate.

6. Sufficient resources are available to ensure that every learner receives an adequate individual service

Right to Practice

Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine Degrees do not guarantee a graduate the right to practice in the field of natural health, health counselling and/or consultation, or to practice any form of medicine without approval in the country that they are practising in.

It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether their own country will approve the practice of natural medicine as all countries have their own regulations regarding this.

Having said this, it is true that the majority of countries in both the Western world and developing countries DO NOT have legislation regarding the practice of natural medicine, therefore allowing all to practice freely.

What is important is to belong to a recognised association in the country that you intend working in – our degree programs are designed with this in mind and cover the credits and clock hours that are required by professional naturopaths. Gaining the benefit of clinical training is also important, so working in naturopathic or holistic centers in your locality or elsewhere is important to gain clinical practicum hours and experience.

The Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine Degree programs expressly reserves the right to change without notice all information contained herein; including, but not limited to, the following: fees and tuition, policy and procedures, degrees offered, required coursework and course offerings, and/or degree/academic requirements.