Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

What follows are various questions that are frequently asked by potential students. They are divided into the various topics of interest:

Admission Policy

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions on ADMISSION POLICIES:

Q1). What is your Admissions Policy? How do I apply for admission? What are the requirements to apply?

The application process is really quite simple and there is no need to write essays and the like!

If you are applying for a stand-alone Diploma course, then there is no need to send any materials to us – simply enrol online for the Diploma you wish to study – see https://collegenaturalmedicine.com/diploma-courses/

If you are applying for the Bachelors or Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine then there is an Evaluation process that you need to go through which again is simple.

The student simply sends us their Curriculum Vitae (C.V) as a first step – a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. We will ask for any other information as and when necessary. Simply send these to Dr Maria, Administrative Director to admin@collegenaturalmedicine.com

As soon as we have seen your C.V., we will prepare an Enrollment Agreement detailing all courses you would require to complete your degree.

See Admissions for further details of how this works. Students taking stand-alone courses do not need to go through an evaluation process and can simply pay for their course online and begin immediately.

Q2) I have a 3-year bachelor’s degree from my country. Can I get admission to your Graduate School? Can I begin a Masters or Doctoral degree with this Bachelor’s degree?

Yes, all this is evaluated during the Student Evaluation process and a Enrollment Agreement is returned to each student detailing the specific courses that are required to be taken, as well as those that you may be exempt from.

This process applies to both the Bachelors and Doctoral level. We have many students from different countries with various degrees that can be transfer their credits to the Da Vinci College.

Tuition Fees and Payment

These are Frequently Asked Questions regarding tuition fees and payments:

Q1) Can I enroll and pay online?

Yes, you can simply enroll and pay online for all courses using our secure servers via PayPal or WorldPay. You may also make a bank transfer directly to our EuroBank account in Cyprus.

Q2) How much does it cost to complete the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine – BSc (HM) programme?

A3). There are 9 modular courses to complete as well as the Clinical Practicuum. The average courses range in price between 550 and 650 Euros, making a total sum of about 5,000 euros, inclusive of all course materials.

These funds are obviously spread out over the time that you require to complete the BSc (HM), and is on a pay-as-you-go basis. There are also installment plans that spread the payments over 4 consecutive months. There is a 20% discount for students who pay the full amount for each course.

Please note that most other B.Sc online courses from other colleges and universities range between 15,000 euros per year or more, making a total of 45,000 Euros to complete a 3-year undergraduate degree, So the total of about 5,000 Euros is considered extremely reasonable for this calibre of education in Holistic Medicine.

Q3) What is the cost to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM) programme?

Once you have completed the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there are 8 more modules to complete for the Doctoral programme, plus a dissertation.

This would add approximately another €5,000 Euros to be paid in increments over the time that would be required to complete these courses and dissertation.

You can find the currency exchange rates at www.xe.com

Q4) How do these costs compare with other online universities and colleges?

You may check it out yourselves by Googling various online colleges and universities – you will see that many undergraduate degree courses are charging about €15,000 Euros or more per year, which makes a 3-year B.Sc course worth about €45,000 Euros in total. As you can see that this is nearly 8-10 times the cost of the B.Sc (HM).

The Doctoral courses online at other universities can run from 35,000 – €50,000 Euros or more before completion, which again is about 8-10 times the cost.

We believe that for the quality of the courses provided, that our costs are extremely reasonable. We need to cover costs but not to grossly profit from the student – our major aim is to spread Holistic Medicine around the globe.

Q5) Do I have to pay all this amount immediately?

No! You simply pay for the courses that you take each semester, in increments – its a “Pay-As-You-Go” type system.

There are installment plans available to students who wish to spread their costs even more and pay monthly installments, but students paying in full for each course benefit from a 20% discount.

Q6) Do you offer scholarships?

We unfortunately do not have the resources to offer scholarships at the moment.

Credit Transfers

These are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding transfering courses from other colleges to the Da Vinci College and obtaining exemptions for these so they are not repeated.

Q1) I have a 3-year bachelor’s degree from my country. Can I get admission to your Graduate School? Can I begin a Masters or Doctoral degree with this Bachelors degree?

eosinophils.jpgYes, all this is evaluated during the Student Evaluation process and a Enrollment Agreement is returned to each student outlining the specific courses that are required to be taken, as well as those that you may be exempt from.

This process applies to both the Bachelors and Doctoral level. We have many students from different countries with various degrees that can be transfer their credits to the Da Vinci College.

Q2) I have a couple of courses in natural medicine that I completed at other colleges. Can I get these transfered to the Da Vinci College so I do not have to repeat them again?

Assuming that these courses are in-depth covering at least 200 hours physical hours of study time, then they should be fine.

Diploma Students

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding stand-alone Diploma students:

Q1) I am not really interested in taking a Degree course but just want to do one or two of the Diploma courses as “bolt-on” tools for my existing practice. Is this possible?

The distance learning Diploma Courses are stand-alone courses that can be taken by anyone interested in learning about individual modalities of Holistic Medicine. They are also ideal for existing practitioners of natural medicine who want to add another diagnostic or healing modality to their existing practice.

Once the final exams are completed for each Diploma, a Certificate will be issued,

Q2) If I take a couple of Diploma courses and then decide to continue with the degree course, would it be possible to transfer these over?

Yes, absolutely! We find more and more students are doing it this way and this is not a problem.

Q3) What type of Diploma courses can I choose from? I do not want to take the full degree at present.

There are over 20 Diploma courses you can choose from and you can review these in detail under DIPLOMA COURSES.

Degree Students

These are Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Bachelor and Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine Degrees:

Q1) How many topics do I need to study for a Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine?

There are a total of 9 modules or topics that need to be covered, along with the Clinical Practicum. Even though you may receive exemptions on other topics already covered, you would still require to

Q2) How many topics do I need to study for a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine?

There are a total of 8 modules or topics, along with the Clinical Practicum and the Dissertation.

Q3) What courses would be included in the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine?

This really depends on what courses you have received exemption for, but the standard courses can be seen on the page related to the Bachelor of Science degree.

Q4) What courses would be included in the Doctor of Science degree?

These courses will certainly not include any courses that have already been covered by the Bachelor of Science degree. You can see the standard courses on the page related to the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine.

Q5) I am a medical doctor and want to take the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine. What courses would I need to cover?

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – D.Sc (HM) is designed as a postgraduate course for those that have completed the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine, or are already qualified in other CAM modalities, are medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, naturopaths or other similar disciplines.

Each of these CAM modalities will gain the relevant exemptions based on their existing educational background.

For example, a medical doctor will gain exemption to the Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology courses; a Naturopath may gain exemption to these courses as well as the Naturopathic Medicine and some of the Nutritional courses, and so on.

Q6) How is the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine degree structured?

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Clinical Training

These are Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Clinical Training required for students undertaking the Bachelor and Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine:

The Clinical Practicum is compulsory for all degree programmes, including the Bachelor and Doctor of Science degrees in Holistic Medicine.

The ideal location to spend one week of intensive clinical training is at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Center in Larnaca, Cyprus as this is a purpose-built Holistic Center that is fully equipped with all the equipment that would be required to understand how the theoretical knowledge you have been accumulating all these months can by implemented in practice on all types of patients.

In the intensive week that you will be attending you will learn a lot about identifying and eliminating causative factors to symptoms and disease.

This is the approach that is taken at the Da Vinci Centre – testing for the underlying causes of the symptoms and try to understand WHY they have their diagnosed disease.

There will also be an opportunity to sit in with live patients under Dr Georgiou’s supervision and see how diagnosis and treatments work in real time.

This is a golden opportunity to learn much more than what is available in books and students find this experience truly invaluable, giving them the confidence to implement all methods of diagnosis and treatments with their own patients when they return to their mother lands.

Where it is impossible for the student to travel to the Da Vinci Center, it is possible to implement their training in other Holistic Centers elsewhere in the world, given the approval of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine.

Doctoral Dissertation

These are Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Doctoral Dissertation that is required for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine:

Q1) What is the Doctoral Dissertation that I would need to complete for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine?

One of the requirements for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine is to write a Doctoral Dissertation of 20,000 words.

A topic of interest should be chosen and a thorough search of the literature pertinent to this topic must be made – guidelines for doing this will be given in detail to each student.

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 this research.

Q2) 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/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.

Accreditation

These are Frequently Asked Questions regarding Accreditation of the Da Vinci College courses:

The Da Vinci College has been accepted for membership to three agencies, and all students completing their studies at the Bachelor and Doctoral levels will be privaleged to join either:

The CMA, UK

Pastoral Medical Association, USA

The Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists, UK

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