BACHELORS IN NATUROPATHY & HOLISTIC MEDICINE
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 (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 recognized.
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.
|BNHM6001||Anatomy and Physiology||10|
|BNHM6002||Pathology for Natural Medicine||10|
|BNHM6003||Intro Medical Diagnostic Lab||4|
|Total for trimester:||24 credits|
|BNHM6004||Cell & Molecular Biology||4|
|BNHM6005||Biochemistry & Lab||4|
|BNHM6006||History & Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine||4|
|BNHM6008||Emunctorology - The Science of Detoxification||4|
|Total for trimester:||20 credits|
|BNHM6011||Clinical Skills & Differential Diagnosis||4|
|Total for trimester:||20 credits|
|Total credits for year:||64 credits|
|Total credits for trimester:||18 credits|
|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|
|Lecture 6 - BHNM6015F||Natural Approaches to Inflammation||1|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Total credits for trimester:||24 credits|
|BNHM6020||Naturopathic Diabetic Management||6|
|BNHM6021||Research Methods & BioStatistics - Pt 1||4|
|Total credits for trimester:||20 credits|
|Total credits for second year:||62 credits|
|BNHM6023||Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics||8|
|BNHM6024||Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis||8|
|BNHM6025||Psychology & Human Behaviour||6|
|Total credits for trimester:||22 credits|
|BNHM6026||Naturopathic Cholesterol Management||8|
|BNHM6027||Bach Remedies for Mental Health||8|
|Total credits for trimester:||16 credits|
|BNHM6028||Su Jok Therapy||8|
|Total credits for trimester:||26 credits|
|Total credits for year:||64 credits|
If you are interested in applying, click the APPLY NOW button below and download and complete the Application Form and send it back to us along with your C.V and resume.
We will assess your previous education and revert with an Enrolment Agreement detailing the courses you would be required to complete for your degree, and those that you would receive an exemption for.
What is required for the Bachelor’s dissertation?
Bachelor’s dissertations are generally shorter than Masters and Doctoral dissertations – 100 pages is the minimum requirement.
A topic of interest should be chosen and a thorough search of the literature pertinent to this topic must be made. Each Bachelor’s student will be required to complete the Research Methodology and Biostatistics – Part 1 course which will help the student begin structuring and writing the Bachelor’s dissertation or thesis.
The goal is to illustrate the latest research findings in the chosen area of study, and to cover a critique of this literature, including the strengths and weaknesses of the research. You will be supervised throughout the whole process.
What is the purpose of the Bachelor's Dissertation?
The purpose of the dissertation is to prepare the student to be a professional in the discipline. Through this preparation the student learns and demonstrates the ability to conduct independent, original, and significant research. The dissertation thus shows that the student is able to
• identify and define problems
• generate questions and hypotheses
• review and summarize the literature
• apply appropriate methods
• collect data properly
• analyze and judge evidence
• discuss findings
• produce publishable results
• engage in a sustained piece of research or argument
• think and write critically and coherently
The Bachelor's dissertation is an indication that you have a mastery of your topic and have been through a 4-year educational process, accumulating a huge knowledge-base in many topics of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine.
Will I be required to complete a number of hours of clinical practice in order to qualify for my degree?
Yes, clinical practicums, working hands-on in a holistic medicine center, with an experienced Naturopath is compulsory before a student can qualify for a degree in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine.
The clinical practicums in holistic medicine centers is an important part of the learning process where you will be confronted with real patients presenting their health issues – it is here that you will have an opportunity of seeing how your vast theoretical knowledge is converted into diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to help your patients.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to use different diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that is often used in the field of holistic medicine and naturopathy.
Do I need to do my clinical practicums in specific countries around the world?
Ideally, initially coming to the Da Vinci Holistic Health Center in Larnaca, Cyprus would be the best experience as this is a purpose-built, cutting-edge centre that is fully equipped with diagnostic and therapy devices, as well as having its own herbal pharmacy and laboratory facilities where students can conduct empirical research. It is one of the best Holistic Centers in Europe and the Middle East.
Dr Georgiou, the Founder of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine will be your personal mentor throughout your stay, so your learning curve will be at right angles throughout!
During COVID days when traveling is more difficult, we encourage students to look for local Naturopathic and Holistic Centers in their own countries, or in neighbouring countries.
These centers would need to go through a “vetting” process with us in order to ascertain whether they are true learning centers, run by experienced practitioners.
There are no Naturopathic Associations around the world that will accept students without any clinical practice. Many Naturopathic Associations around the world require a 450 hours of clinical practice for the Bachelors degree, climbing to over 1,000 hours before completing the Doctorate.
All these hours are recorded on your Clinical Practicum Log and will be signed by the supervising Naturopath. Most of these hours should be supervised by a qualified Naturopath or Integrated Medicine Doctor, but a proportion of the hours can be covered with other health professionals.
Is there a fee for the clinical practicum?
This depends on the practitioner supervising - some Naturopaths do not mind having a helping hand by students, while others require payment. This is something that you would have to discuss with each Center you approach.
Sometimes it is possible to offer something in return such as translations, writing handouts or proof-reading text etc.
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.
Government of Curacao
The University of America is licensed to operate by the Government of Curacao (License no: OFS 0649/2019) and gazetted in the official Curacao Commercial Register with no:150998 and is approved to award all academic degrees and titles by the Royal Charter granted to it by the Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science, Culture & Sports, Curacao with Charter Zaaknr. 2019/38885.
The Accreditation Agency Curacao (AAC)
The University of America is a member of The Accreditation Agency Curacao (AAC).
The Accreditation Agency Curacao (AAC) is a regional and international Accrediting Agency of Higher Education officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Government of Curacao. AAC is a member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), affiliate of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the US. CHEA CIQG.
World Council and Register of Naturopaths, Osteopaths and Homeopaths
Students qualifying from the Da Vinci Institute with a degree issued by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America will receive a Worldwide recognition by being able to fully register in the worldwide database of the profession known as the World Council and Register of Naturopaths, Osteopaths and Homeopaths after attending the World Conference on Natural Medicine and Holistic Health in the US or Curacao and defending their thesis.
1. 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.
Such 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.
The Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine has been structured to be able to cover
the wide gamut of natural medicine courses in order to provide a truly HOLISTIC
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- BACHELORS – 2nd Year - 1st Trimester
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- BACHELORS – 2nd Year - 3rd Trimester
- BACHELORS – 3rd Year – 1st Trimester
- BACHELORS – 3rd Year - 2nd Trimester
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY COURSE
EMUNCTOROLOGY - THE SCIENCE OF DETOXIFICATION COURSE
NUTRIGENOMICS AND NUTRIGENETICS COURSE
PATHOLOGY FOR NATURAL MEDICINE COURSE
INTRO TO MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LAB COURSE
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY COURSE
BIOCHEMISTRY AND LAB COURSE
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COURSE
NATUROPATHIC DIABETIC MANAGEMENT COURSE
HERBAL MEDICINE COURSE
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE COURSE
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
NATUROPATHIC NUTRITION COURSE
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COURSE
CLINICAL SKILLS AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS COURSE
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING - PART 1 COURSE
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING - PART 2 COURSE
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING - PART 3 COURSE
THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL HEALING - PART 4 COURSE
PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR COURSE
NATUROPATHIC CHOLESTEROL MANAGEMENT COURSE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS - PART 1 COURSE
HAIR TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS COURSE
Clinical Nutrition course