Sunday, November 18, 2018
Created Date : Wednesday, November 18, 2015  

Faculty of Traditional Medicine

 

Ph.D. in Persian Medicine

Persian Medicine is a branch of medical sciences , which is intended to provide  general practitioners with numerous ways of prevention, treatment, education , and  practical research. In this way, they can use the most developed modern information in medicine, along with utilization of the method to improve the health of community and also upgrade  human knowledge.

The research has revealed that Persian Medicine as a strong part of cultural heritage, has always been extraordinary helpful in all aspects of research and discussion to extend human knowledge and bridge his mind in the given area. For this reason, avoiding national dimensions, teaching to PhD students across the world would provide the society to benefit from this great heritage.

Mission

The mission of this field sets out to provide a good education for a group pf potential physicians in PhD study in prestigious medical schools within and outside the country .  Therefore, the doctoral graduates will not only acquire advanced knowledge and new technology but will also get experience and information which are specific in traditional medicine required to treat patients, prevent disease and also improve the health of community along with cutting costs, drug side effects and treatment methods. In addition, the extensive research has been carried out to promote medical knowledge and clinical skills .  A broader research-based experience has been also highly provided.

Aims

 The purpose is to provide easy and affordable medical services to develop health of populations and carry out related research.

Role of PhD Students

Doctoral students will have the role of training, research and  providing services.

Professional Tasks of PhD Students

Education Area

- Education of urgent cares to students, nurses and patient companions

- Education of doctoral students in traditional medicine and sharing experiences and findings

- Providing a series of resources on particular subjects

- Contribution to codifying  related educational program

- Teaching educational program and workshops

Research Area

- Investigating  efficiency and using treatment methods on the basis of traditional principles and  approaches to  improving quality

- Making an attempt to update diagnostic ways in traditional medicine with utilization of facilities and modern technology

Services

-Examination, diagnosis and treatment of disease on the basis of Persian Medicine

- Assessing treatment progress  through a set of information in traditional and classical medicine

- Doing activity management in related areas.

- Providing consulting services  to students, nurses, patients, and patient companions that is specific to prevention of disease

General Educational Strategies

Administrative Strategies of this program embrace a wide variety of student-based methods, problem solution, contribution to providing texts, and examination of issues with statement of the problem.

In order to achieve above- mentioned strategies, the followings will be taken into consideration:

-Choosing potential candidates

- Presenting initial education and prerequisites

- Practical and theoretical teaching

- Providing opportunities in a research-based experience

- Providing opportunities  for scientific issues and contribution to teaching

- Assessment of quality education and planning for removing shortcomings and improving it

Qualification and Admission Process

-Passing the entrance examination according to principles of health treatment and medical education

-Receiving the Doctor of Medicine or Clinical Specialty Degrees

Related Majors in Foreign Universities

Majors similar to traditional medicine are recognized in China, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sir Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, yet there is a limit in western countries. Likewise, Natural  Medicine is instructed in Canada.

Doctoral Educational Program

Course Specification :

Course Name:

Ph.D. in Persian Medicine

Duration and form of Education System :

According to education laws and regulations, PhD study is dependent on the approval of the supreme council for planning in medical sciences.

Total Number of  Course Credits :

All  are composed of 50 credits distributed as follows:Table1

Course

Credit

Core courses

28

Non core Courses

2

Thesis

20

Total

50

-In addition to course credits  , students are required to take a maximum of 16 make up lessons recognized by the education system and  approved by university graduate council.

 

Make up Lessons in PhD Educational Program

-Medical information system

- Reading, interpretation and correction of Persian medical texts

- Reading and translation of Arabic medical texts

- Complementary medicine and Folklore

- Ethics, law and medical jurisprudence

- Analytical history of medicine

- Research method in classical and traditional medicine

- logic and its application in medicine

-  Preventive standards

- Islamic teachings in medicine

- Management and multiple social research in medicine

- Bibliography and fundamentals of medical text correction

 

In addition to course units, the student is required to take a maximum of 16 make up courses recognized by the education system and approved by university graduate council.

Taking the related course is compulsory for all students who haven’t passed it before.

 

 

 

Core Courses in PhD Educational Program

Table 2: PhD core curriculum in traditional medicine

Code

subject

course

 

Hours

Prerequisite

 

Theoretical

Units

Practical

Units

Total

Theoretical

Units

Practical

Units

 

13

Koliat and omortabieh(generalities and natural affairs)

2

-

2

34

 

44

14

Asbab elal dalael and alaem(The causes and reasons)

2

-

2

34

 

34

-

15

Mofradat (Materia medica)and Qarabadin

4

1.5

2.5

26

85

111

-

16

Fundamentals of therapeutics in

4

4

-

68

-

68

14

17

 

General issues of Iranian Islamic medicine

 

3

3

-

51

-

51

16

18

Minor Surgeries

 

3

1

2

17

68

85

17

19

Emergencies and new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases in classical medicine

 

4

1

3

17

102

119

-

20

Internship 1

 

2

-

2

-

136

136

18

21

Internship 2

 

2

-

2

-

136

136

20

22

thesis

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

38

 

 

Non Core Courses in PhD Educational Program

Table 3

 

Table 3 PhD Non Core Courses in Traditional Medicine

Code

subject

course

 

Hours

Prerequisite

 

theoretical

Units

 

Practical

Units

 

Total

Theoretical

Practical

Total

14

Comparative study of medical correspondence in the era of Islamic civilization

2

-

2

34

-

34

-

15

The application of modern technology in traditional medicine

2

1

1

17

34

51

-

16

New approaches to teaching and principles of behavioral skills

Clinical  Medicine,

 

2

1

1

17

34

51

-

17

- Exclusive nutrition and ways of providing special meals

2

1

1

17

34

51

-

18

 

- Message therapy

 

2

1

1

17

34

51

-

19

Hypnosis and Psychological treatments

 

2

1

1

17

34

51

-

Total

 

12

For taking 2 credits of  the said courses related to the subject of the thesis, the candidate is expected to seek the approval of supervisor as well as university graduate council.

 

School of Traditional Pharmacy

Medicinal plants ,with a long brilliant history in Iran,  have a significant role in disease prevention and treatment, in which case it can solve many medical problems alongside modern medicine. Likewise, WHO ( World Health Organization) recognizes health service and native pharmacy as the most appropriate way for having access to safe and affordable medicine.

All in all, conditions and capabilities of current community in Iran along with historical background and emphasis of global scientific societies, including WHO, on  traditional treatments provide certain guidelines to help population. Consideration also has been given to use  traditional medicine property's

 

It should be noted that regarding this history and  establishment of faculty of traditional medicine  in Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2011,  traditional pharmacy with specialty related fields has commenced admitting PhD students. In addition, it comprises research design and investigates the efficiency of traditional products in the form of a thesis. A maximum of PhD credits is 48 credits composed of 24 credits  of core course, 2 credits of non core courses and 22 credits for thesis which has been approved by ministry of health. It is also presented in the following tables.`

 

Table4: PhD core curriculum in traditional pharmacy

Code

subject

course

 

Hours

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Units

Practical

Units

Total

Theoretical

Units

Practical

Units

Total

06

Persian Medicine (fundamentals)

2

-

2

34

 

44

-

07

Tadbire Hefze Salamat and principles of prevention

2

-

2

34

 

34

-

08

Introducing medical texts and traditional pharmacy

3

1

4

51

44

85

07

09

 

Qarabadin

2

2

2

34

68

102

06

10

Fundamentals of herbal therapy

2

 

2

34

 

44

-

11

Raw materials identification

2

2

4

34

68

102

09

12

Control the quality of traditional medicine

2

2

4

34

68

102

09

13

Internship in herbal pharmacy

-

2

2

-

102

102

09

14

thesis

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

46

Table 5: PhD Non Core Courses in Traditional Pharmacy

Code

subject

course

 

Hours

Prerequisite

theoretical

Units

 

Practical

Units

Total

Theoretical

Practical

Total

14

Complementary Medicine

2

-

2

34

-

34

-

15

History of Medicine and Iran pharmacy

2

-

2

34

-

44

-

16

Materia medica

 

1

1

2

17

34

51

-

Total

6

Students are required to take 2 credits of these  non core courses suggested by the education system and are approved by university graduate council.

Eventually, Doctoral graduates play a significant role in educational and research activities.

The educational affairs can be considered as follows:

-Education of specialists in this given area with the aim of teaching general and specialty units  to PhD students

- Providing specialty texts

- Education of herbal medicine manufacturers

- Providing an effective lesson plan

- Teaching and giving fresh knowledge to pharmacy graduates regarding traditional products in the form of education workshops

Likewise, The followings are regarded as research affairs in this area :

-Correcting medical and traditional pharmaceutical texts

- Collecting information about medicinal plants in order to being used

- Research on production of medicine derived traditional medicine resources and also carrying out shared research with manufactures of medicinal plants with the aim of solving their  problems related to traditional pharmacy

- Writing articles from research design and publishment in valid scientific bases

In short, using traditional and complementary medicine as academic one is increasing in a wide range of countries, especially in Pakistan for the establishment of scientific and cultural institutions which is specific to traditional medicine and also manufacturing of traditional herbal products.

Thus, the cooperation of scientific institutions with Kerman University of Medical Sciences in the form of research design would enable to meet requirements for using traditional herbal products. sharing experience between Iran and Pakistan is possible with providing an education for potential specialists in the educational and research center of faculty of Kerman traditional medicine.