|These are the specifications of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine’s
|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 all Bachelor’s degree students in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine|
|5. Programme title:||Homeopathic Medicine|
|6. Course Code and level:||BNHM6014|
|7. Duration of programme:||One trimester or 12 weeks|
|8. Total number of study hours:||Equivalent to 6 US credits or 180 clock hours of study|
|9. Enrolment requirements:||Bachelor’s degree students|
|10. Enrolment date:||Second year, First Trimester|
|11. Fees:||Full payment: €420 Euros; Instalment plan: €148 per month for 3 monthly payments.|
Pharmacology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of drug or medication action, where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (from within the body) molecule which exerts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism (sometimes the word pharmacon is used as a term to encompass these endogenous and exogenous bioactive species). More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals.
This Pharmacology course contains video-based lessons and covers basic definitions, pharmacodynamics, cholinergic drugs, anticholinergic and neuromuscular blocking agents, adrenergic receptors and agonists, alpha and beta blockers, antidepressants, antiarrhythmic drugs, diuretics, hypertension and anti-hypertensives, drugs for hyperlipedemia, anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs.
All the lessons are on video, with assignment questions and a final exam. The lessons are as follows:
- Lesson 1 – What is Pharmacology? Basic Pharmacology
- Lesson 2 – Pharmokinetics and Pharmodynamics
- Lesson 3 – Autonomic Nervous System and Cholinergic Drugs
- Lesson 4 – Neuron Action Potentialand Anticholinergic and Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
- Lesson 5 – Adrenergic Receptors and Agonists and Alpha and Beta Blockers
- Lesson 6 – Antidepressants and Antiarrhythmic Drugs
- Diuretics and Hypertension and Antihypertensives
- Drugs for Hyperlipedemia and Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Drugs
The complete course materials, assignments and final exam are all online, along with many videos to watch.