DOCTOR OF NATUROPATHY & HOLISTIC MEDICINE
The Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree which is designed so that students with an existing Master’s degree can continue their education to a Doctorate in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine. The course has been accredited by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.
The Doctoral curriculum has been designed so that students can complete the degree in one year before moving seamlessly from the Masters direct to the Doctor of Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine.
In the one year that the Doctoral course lasts, the courses covered will include history and philosophy of Naturopathic medicine, Energy Medicine and Bioresonance, Spiritual Medicine & Therapies, Bach Flower Remedies, Naturopathic Nutrition, Clinical Naturopathic Therapeutic Modalities, Naturopathic Physical Assessment & Pathology, Physical Therapy/Massage, Professional practice and legal issues, Clinical practice and integration, Naturopathic Emergency Medicine, Research Methodology, Statistics, Doctoral Thesis.
The 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 Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine consists of 100 US Credits, which is the equivalent of 1,500 clock hours – a blended learning approach consisting of online video lectures, classroom and clinical practicums in naturopathic and holistic training 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.
The Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine (D.N. HM) is designed to be completed in approximately 2-3 years, with a maximum of 4 years allowed – see Doctoral curriculum below.
Each year is divided into 3 Trimesters – with a total of 100 US Credits. Each trimester is 12 weeks.
The Doctorate is ideal for graduates having a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in an appropriate topic, or qualified medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths and nurses with a Master’s degree or similar qualifications wishing to embrace the concept of Holistic Medicine.
The Doctorate is awarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.
|DNHM8018||Research Methods and BioStatistics|
|DNHM8017||Naturopathic Oncology - Part 1||5|
|Total credits:||20 credits|
|DNHM8003||Nutritional Microscopy - Part 1||5|
|DNHM8004||Nutritional Microscopy - Part 2||5|
|DNHM8001||Naturopathic Gastroenterology - Pt 3||5|
|DNHM8002||Naturopathic Oncology - Part 2||5|
|DNHM8007||Professional Practice & Legal Issues||2|
|DNHM8012||Naturopathic Treatments of|
|Autoimmune Diseases - Part 1||5|
|DNHM8013||Naturopathic Treatments of|
|Autoimmune Diseases - Part 2||5|
|DNHM8014||Physical Therapy/Massage Part 1||5|
|DNHM8015||Physical Therapy/Massage Part 2||5|
|DNHM8010||Naturopathic Treatments of|
|DNHM8011||Naturopathic Treatments of|
|DNHM8016||Naturopathic Treatments of Microorganisms||4|
|DNHM8005||Energy Medicine & Bioresonance|
|DNHM8006||Energy Medicine & Bioresonance|
|DNHM8020||Holistic Energy Psychology||6|
|Total credits:||16 credits|
Continuation of Doctoral Thesis if required
|Total credits:||100 credits|
What is required for the Doctoral’s dissertation?
The Doctoral dissertation is the most extensive of all three degrees and should be 320 pages minimum.
A topic of interest should be chosen and a thorough search of the literature pertinent to this topic must be made. It can be the same topic as chosen for the Bachelor's or Master's degree.
Each Doctroal student will be required to complete the Research Methodology and Biostatistics – Part 3 course which will help you to structure the research proposal, as well as help in writing the Doctoral dissertation.
The goal of the Doctoral dissertation is to present new and unique research that is publishable in a peer-reviewed journal.
You will be supervised throughout the whole research process.
What is the purpose of the Doctoral 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 Doctoral dissertation is an indication that you have a mastery of your topic and have been through a 5-6 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
- All Doctoral Courses
- DOCTORATE – 1st Year - 1st Trimester
- DOCTORATE – 1st Year - 2nd Trimester
- DOCTORATE – 1st Year - 3rd Trimester
- DOCTORATE - 2nd Year, 1st Trimester
- DOCTORATE - 2nd Year, 2nd Trimester
- DOCTORATE - 2nd Year, 3rd Trimester
CLINICAL SKILLS AND PRACTICUM - DOCTORATE DEGREE
ENERGY MEDICINE & BIORESONANCE - PART 1 DIPLOMA COURSE
ENERGY MEDICINE & BIORESONANCE - PART 2 DIPLOMA COURSE
NATUROPATHIC GASTROENTEROLOGY - PART 3 COURSE
NUTRITIONAL MICROSCOPY - PART 1 COURSE
NUTRITIONAL MICROSCOPY - PART 2 DIPLOMA COURSE
NATUROPATHIC ENDOCRINOLOGY - PART 1 DIPLOMA COURSE
NATUROPATHIC ENDOCRINOLOGY - PART 2 COURSE
NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS COURSE
NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS OF FIBROMYALGIA COURSE
NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - PART 1 COURSE
NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - PART 2 COURSE
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND LEGAL ISSUES COURSE
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND MASSAGE - PART 1 COURSE
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND MASSAGE - PART 2 COURSE
NATUROPATHIC TREATMENT OF MICROORGANISMS COURSE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS - PART 3 COURSE
Naturopathic Oncology - Part 1 course
Naturopathic Oncology - Part 2 course
HOLISTIC ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY COURSE