|These are the specifications of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Iridology Diploma course:
|1. Awarding Institution / Body:||Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine|
|2. Teaching Institution:||Online and distance learning, with tutor support|
|3. Programme Accredited by:||Complementary Medical Association, UK; Pastoral Medical Association, USA; The Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists, UK.|
|4. Final Award||Compulsory course for the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree|
|5. Programme title:||Iridology|
|6. Course Code and level:||BNHM6022|
|7. Duration of programme:||One trimester or 12 weeks|
|8. Total number of study hours:||Equivalent to 6 US credits or 90 clock hours of study|
|9. Enrollment requirements:||Students enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree|
|10. Enrollment date:||Second year, Third trimester of Bachelor’s degree|
|11. Fees:||Full payment: €420 Euros; Installment plan: €148 per month for 3 monthly payments.|
This Iridology course contains cutting-edge research in iridology collated by one of the world’s most active researchers in Iridology, Professor Bryan Marcia who earned his Ph.D. in Iridology in the US. Students taking this Iridology training will be able to really immerse themselves in thousands of images of human irides, along with many real case histories. It will also be an honour and privilege to interact with one of the world’s mentors in iridology who will share their clinical experience with an open mind and a big, warm heart.
This Iridology online course is considered an excellent analytical tool for clinical practice and for this reason is a compulsory topic for the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree – B.N.HM.
The iridology course is comprised of 15 lessons, with comprehensive exams at the end of each lesson that can be taken online.
The 15 lessons include:
Lesson One – Introduction to Iridology
This first level introduces the roots of Iridology going back to findings in Tutankhamen’s tomb toward current technological advancements and developments. Results obtained by scientists especially during the last 15-20 years have increased considerably our knowledge about the eyes complex exteroceptive areas of reflected information, associated with the cerebral centers.
Lesson Two – Anatomy of the Eye – Iris Exam Procedures
This level covers basic anatomical fundamentals of the whole eye. Other anatomical principles covered include the anterior part of the eye, histology, bio-microscopic characteristics of the iris surface, physiological functions of the iris, pathology of the anterior part of the eye, inborn anomalies of the iris, diseases of the iris, benign tumors of the iris and common pathology of the structures of the anterior eye will be reviewed.
Lesson Three – Integrative Iridology Chart
One of the most controversial questions in iridology is the vast amount (40 Plus) of Iridology charts. It has been distinguished that around 70% of iridology charts correspond with each other and around 25% have unique differences. Students are shown how such topographical chart differences can be justified by learning important factors. Several Iridology charts from past centuries are shown to familiarize the student with Iridology chart development. This level also covers detailed integrative medicine recommendations for every topographic iris sector.
Lesson Four – Structural Signs of the Iris
Structural, reflex and pigment pathological signs are most informative iridological signs. Students will discover how they provide the information about the location of the pathological process, and allow, as far as it is possible in iridology to evaluate their mechanism, stage, character and severity.
Lesson Five – Constitutional Classification Via the Iris
This discipline will expose the student to numerous variations of iris constitutions and associated treatment principles. From the standpoint of prevention, the identification of a disease process in the pre-clinical phase is more desirable than long-term therapy for damaged organs and tissue systems. This can be achieved by accurately identifying the constitution and the reactive capabilities of the patient with consideration of environmental and stress factors.
Lesson Six – The Autonomic Nerve Wreath
The autonomic nerve wreath (ANW) is the projection of autonomous (vegetative) nervous system. Students will discover how the Autonomic Nerve Wreath has dual origin: embryological (from fetal membranes) and vascular (from the vessels of the lesser arterial circle). The autonomic nerve wreath is individual for each person; however, students will be shown that it is possible to distinguish several typical forms including its iridodiagnostic significance in detecting active genetic weaknesses.
Lesson Seven – Pupils and Pupillary Symptoms
The student will learn how pupil reflexes play the primary role in making diagnosis of many neurological diseases, being a part of well-known syndromes: Bernard-Horner, Adie’s, Argylle-Robertson, Parinoud’s etc. Students will discover how changes of color, dimensions, shape, position of center, equality and reflector reactions of pupils can have clinical analysis significance.
Lesson Eight – Toxic Dystrophic Signs of the Iris
In this study, the student will learn about the group of toxic dystrophic changes of iris and how Iridodiagnostic tests make it possible to evaluate many toxic-dystrophic processes. Students will also discover how toxic-dystrophic signs are symptoms of organism changes and how to offer pertinent lifestyle recommendations.
Lesson Nine – Heterochromias of the Iris
Students will learn about heterochromias of iris and differentiation between inherited and acquired diffuse and local changes of color. Students will discover the importance of hereditary peculiarities of iris color, toxic and drug dyschromias, pigment spots and their color, tints of iris stroma and why they should be carefully analyzed.
Lesson Ten – Adaptive Rings and Arcs
Ophthalmologists consider contraction rings to be the simple folds of the iris, and explain their origination by the work of neuro-motor apparatus of the eye and its contraction, dilation of the superficial layers in the iris. However, iridologists believe that some other factors should be taken into consideration since not everyone has such rings and arcs! This level will explore several theories why such rings and arcs occur in the iris.
Lesson Eleven – Pigment spots in the Iris
It is considered that pigment spots always point to the pathological process in the organism thereby they belong to the very important topic diagnostic signs of iris. Students will learn how residual spots are indicative of the end of pathological process in the associated organ and how their colors, size, form, density are important indicators for clinical evaluation.
Lesson Twelve – Conjunctiva Signs
The Student will learn how evaluation of bulbar conjunctiva does not duplicate the iridodiagnostic examination but can offer entirely new data to the results of iridodiagnostics.
Lesson Thirteen – Iridological Axis Signs
Axis signs consist of a group of markers consisting of lacuna, crypts, radial furrows, pigment and collarette signs found in specific locations in the eye. The student shall learn how to recognize possible irido-reflex markers in the eye.
Lesson Fourteen – Transversals in the Iris
Transversals are very important focus signs in the iris for the student to learn. Transversals can point to possible tissue change and congestion in the corresponding organ. Students will review actual clinical examples of the several possible types of transversals that can appear in the iris.
Lesson 15 – Iridodiagnostic Examination Procedures
Students will learn how iridodiagnostic conclusion is made according to the appearance of the iris and its signs, thereby basing iridodiagnostic methods on visual and iridoscopic examination of the iris. Devices used for iridological examination procedures including expert evaluation of iris signs are covered in great detail.
*All courses include three iridological charts, student web server database access (on-line videos, case studies, searchable databases), lifetime account access.
The Course is Recognised by The Capital University, Washington, DC, USA.
There will be some additional reading material and time spent researching the many resources on the website. Studying some of the case histories is also important. The serious professional would also be interested in investing a little more and buying a professional iridoscope that will enable you to capture your patient’s irides on the computer screen and analyze and diagnose using sophisticated software which also produces professional reports for your patients to take away with them.
Course Goals and Objectives
This course will present a comprehensive overview of the Iridological sciences while exploring the continuum of research & development ranging from existing Iridodiagnostic principles to current theories and applications. Students will additionally explore the implications of utilizing Iridology as an adjunctive diagnostic modality in North America. This course will examine contemporary issues such as the relationship between North American Iris Analysis and several European-Asian Iridodiagnostic principles.
The student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge about Iridology in both historical and contemporary context.
To have the student understand the Central Hypotheses of Iridology.
Expose students to specific techniques of iris reading and begin to practice using a magnifying lens, camera systems and digital iriscope systems.
To instruct students with difficult iris analysis techniques such as brown and highly pigmented eyes.
To teach how pupil reflexes play a primary role in many neurological diseases.
Assist the student in understanding the similarity and differences between American/Jensen Iridology research and current research accomplished in Europe and Asia.
Students will study modern concepts of physiology and doctrine regarding nerve activity and theories.
Students will discover the significance of the eccentric adaptive rings in the iris.
Students will discover the iridodiagnostic significance in detecting a genetically active weakness via the Autonomic Nerve Wreath.
The student will learn about the classifications of toxic dystrophic changes of iris.
Students will discover how structural, reflex and pigment pathological signs are the most informative Iridological signs regarding the location of certain pathological processes in the body.
Students will identify changes of pupil colour, dimensions, shape, position, equality and reflector reactions and their clinical significance.
Students will learn how residual spots found in the iris are indicative of the end of pathological process of an associated organ.
Students will learn how visible changes of conjunctiva vessels, crystalline, cornea can add to Iridological conclusions.
Students will discover the importance of hereditary peculiarities in iris colour including toxic and drug dyschromias, pigment spots and their colour.
To expose the student to numerous variations of iris constitutions and associated treatment principles.
To offer student clinical and educational forms for use in clinical practice.
To maintain student motivation and activity throughout their course learning process.
To expose the student to the most current Iridological research developments.
To guide students through complete iris analysis.
To have the student successfully pass examinations.
All course material required to complete the iridology course are available online and is accessible from anywhere in the world. Once installed, there are many interactive links that enable you to research to your heart’s content involving the many aspects of iridology and iridodiagnostics.
Students will also be able to utilize the world’s most scientifically accurate iridodiagnostic software (one year registered student version of Iridology analysis software is included) and learn about computerized examination of patientclient irides and apply rarely taught Russian medical Iridodiagnostic techniques.
What is included and not included in this Program:
Clinical Iridology Course Professional Software Program Installer that enables you to install the 15 modules directly to your hard drive.
Iridological Analysis Professional Software (one year registration)
Iridology, Pupil and Constitution Charts (Download Versions)
Access to case study image galleries and libraries
Certification and Examinations included.
* Iriscope is not included.
Grading Policy & Exams
Each Examination is taken on-line which is then graded by the Da Vinci College faculty. Each level contains an examination section. The examination results are automatically transferred to the student’s grade book online. After successfully passing each examination (minimum 60%), the student then continues to the next course level.
Students must successfully pass an examination for each course level with a grade level of 60% or above. There are currently 15 course levels with 15 examinations to be taken by student.
Each lesson is followed by an end of lesson exam which will be based on material covered in the lesson.
All course materials are online, including images, videos, animations, assignments and final exams. You will also be able to access Prof. Marcia’s library of iridology which is perhaps one of the largest in the world containing videos, thousands of iridology case studies, images, rare books and many articles.