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ONACS SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine:

Doctor of Natural Medicine Ayurveda: DNM(P)
and /or Doctor of Traditional Naturopathic Medicine (ND) Diploma Program Curriculum

Now Accredited and or Authorized Educational Institution Status with State of Florida Department of Education Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities and ONACS, SMOCH, our programs are accepted for commission and licensure!

Approved for Qualification for ANCB Naturopathic National Boards for Traditional Naturopath! Click here for Approval Letter.

Doctor of Natural Medicine Ayurveda/ Doctor of Traditional Naturopathic Medicine (DNM (P) / ND) Diploma Program

Those exceptional students wishing to complete the requirements for Doctor of Natural Medicine suitable for US and International recognized License, may apply to our post-graduate Degree Program. This Naturopathic Doctoral Diploma Program may be done after completion of AA/ BSc requirements. Our Doctor of Natural Medicine Diploma qualifies for ONACS/ SMOCH Authorization Under Doctor of Natural Medicine DNM(P) depending on final areas of clinical and or counseling specialization. For details and cost for our most advanced Diploma program Click Here!

COURSE GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The entire course of study prepares one to practice primary care, natural medicine. The two course programs are also designed to provide students with adequate preparation to apply to various National and internationally recognized associations for natural medicine for Board Recognitions and licensing (ONACS, ONAC, ANCB, SMOCH). To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to techniques, trends, and methods for career development in natural medicine and related fields. The graduate will consider this continuing education a fundamental part of professional growth and development.

Click here for DNM/ ND Traditional Natural Medicine Curriculum Purpose, Goal, Learning Objectives and Competencies:

For specific details and pricing please contact the office at ONACS or call (706) 358-8646

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM) Program Studies

Our teaching approach gives the practitioner a more than affordable alternative to new vistas in education by combined resident studies and distance learning.

These are not ordinary courses with ordinary content. Each course is designed to be a life changing ascent towards the goal of becoming a physician of natural medicine.

Online Academic Programs

SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine/ PanAm offers a wide range courses in both the Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Undergraduate courses have course numbers 499 and below. Graduate courses have numbers 500 and above. Consult with the Dean prior to enrollment to make certain that your course selection will meet your degree or diploma requirements and that you satisfy all prerequisites for the Diploma or Doctorate program. Each course description includes all prerequisite requirements in bold. Any exceptions or exemptions to these requirements must be approved by the Dean.

DNM TERMS 1 & 2 8 months
Term 1 clock hours
Bio 501. Medical Biology 50
Chem 502. Medical Chemistry 100
Bio 503. Medical Anatomy & Physiology 100
Phys 504. Medical Physics 75
Term 2
Chem 505. Medical Biochemistry 75
Bio 506. Pathoanatomy 100
Bio 507. Cell Biology & Embryology 100
Bio 508. Mircoanatomy (Histology) 100
Emphasis of studies in the first two terms is upon the basic medical sciences.
Mandatory workshop requirements for successful completion: cadaver anatomy, microscopy and cell biology. 100
DNM TERMS 3 & 4 8 months
Term 3 clock hours
Med. 509. Pathology 100
Bio 510. Medical Microbiology and Parasitology 75
Med 511. Pathophysiology 100
Bio 512. Medical Botany 50
Term 4
Med 613. Pharmacognosy 50
Med 614. Medical Genetics 50
Med 615. Neurology 100
Med 616. Principles of Physical Diagnosis 50
Emphasis of studies in terms 3 & 4 is upon pathology and physical diagnosis.
Mandatory workshop requirements for successful completion: physical examination and laboratory medicine. 100
DNM TERMS 5 & 6 8 months
Term 5 clock hours
Med 617. Medical Herbology 50
Med 618. Materia Medica & Pharmacology 50
Bio 619. Hematology & Immunology 100
Bio 620. Endocrinology 50
Term 6
Phys 621. Electromedical Physics 50
Med 622. Behavioral Science 50
Med 623. Clinical Medicine 150
Emphasis of studies in the last two terms is upon clincal medicine, radiology and practical psychiatry. Upon successful completion of the first two terms, the student receives a Degree as a Doctor of Natural Medicine.
Mandatory workshop requirements for successful completion: electrodermal screening and radiology. 100

Fees: The tuition for the Post-Doctoral Program is $ 9,000.00 (US).

Sign up with Associate in Arts for only $10,523.00 additionally.

Sign up with Bachelor of Science for only $3,744.00 additionally.

Offer Valid until April 1st. 5:00pm, 2014


Graduate Courses, Details
Doctorate in Natural MedicineCurriculum

 

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Prerequisite: Bachelor degree; or Technical Degree in a Health Science, e.g. Nursing, Acupuncture, Massage, Medical Technology, etc.; or completion of our Diploma in Natural Medicine Program. Omnium artium medicina nobilissima est. Medicine is the noblest of all arts.
Vincit omnia veritas. Truth conquers all
Bio 501. Medical Biology: the study of biological principles with special emphasis on evolutionary processes on human cellular metabolism, reproduction, natural processes etc. Introduces basic concepts of biology at the cellular, organismal, population, and global (gaia) levels of organization and their applications to human development of a more healthful society. This course represents an untold saga of different world views of many eminent biologists and naturalists whose viewpoints have all but been removed from the textbooks. Such concepts and observations of pleomorphic lifeforms supply the natural medicine practitioner the knowledge to understand how such mysterious diseases as prion illness can arise from bad agricultural practices that are inimical to life itself. This course also furnishes a foundation in microbiology, embryology, obstetrics and gynecology. Non sum pisces. I am not a fish.
Chem 502. Medical Chemistry: the study of chemistry, organic and inorganic, with special emphasis on its applications in medical practice and laboratory medicine; as well as pharmacy chemistry and homeopathy. Igne natura renovatur integra“Through fire, nature is reborn whole”
Bio 503. Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology: an integrated study with emphasis on diagnosis, physiotherapy, massage and acupuncture topology. The major objective is to give students a firm understanding of the systemic and cellular mechanisms responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the human organism. Emphasis is placed on understanding how the important systems of the body interact in controlling function. In vivo. Within the living organism.
Phys 504. Medical Physics: the study of physics with special emphasis on its applications in medicine, e.g. calculations, physiologic force, electricity, gasometrics, etc. Part I: Introduction to Physics; Part II: Medical Hydrology; Part III: Medical Electricity; Part IV: Thermotherapeutics. Lux sit“Let there be light”
Chem 505. Medical Biochemistry: The study of biologic chemistry of living organisms. It includes knowledge of the structure and function of the molecules found in the biological world, and understanding of the precise pathways by which these molecules are synthesized, metabolised, and degraded. Also includes advanced principles of Clinical Nutrition. Aqua vitae. Water of life
Bio 506. PathoAnatomy:  An advanced course on Human Anatomy and Gross Pathology. Diagnosis is the first and most important part of any treatment. Most students have a theoretical understanding of organ changes in disease, but often fail to recognise or appreciate the essential gross findings when presented with a disease or disorder. Learning the precise description of a lesion in an organ or tissue is as much as part of medical training as is the physical examination of the patient. Most schools fall short on this issue. Tragoediae. Tragic pathos.
Bio 507. Cell Biology & Embryology: The study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and chemistry of the cell with emphasis on growth and development. Science of the origin and development of the organism from fertilization of the ovum to the end of the eighth week including all stages of the life cycle with special emphasis on maternal gestation, disorders and nutrition. Genus homo. The human race.
Bio 508. Microanatomy (Histology): Histology is only interesting when it gives better insight into the structure and function of tissue in relation to a patient’s chief complaint. Histology still remains the basis for all our physiologic deductions and theories. A priori. Reasoning from causes to effects.
Med 509. Pathology: The pathologic approach to disease shows how disease becomes established, how it produces effects, and how that translates into the symptoms of the patient. Studies circulatory disturbances, degenerative processes, inflammation, disturbances of growth and development, and neoplasia. Material is taught in a practical, clinical approach, rather than by rout memory of pathological slides. Saepe morborum gravium exitus incerti sunt. The effects of serious illnesses are often unknown.
Bio 510. Medical Microbiology & Parasitology: The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses; as well as helminths parasites, primarily nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and acanthocephalans. Epidemiology is also surveyed. Secundum artermAccording to the rules of art, or use your best judgement
Med 511. Pathophysiology: The detailed study of the derangement of function seen in disease; alteration in function as distinguished from structural defects. Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano. Let’s hope that there is a healthy spirit in a healthy body.
Bio 512. Medical Botany: A survey of the plant kingdom with special emphasis on medicinal plants. 99 short lessons survery the various plant families. E fructu arbor cognoscitur. The tree can be recognized by its fruits.
Med 613. Pharmacognosy: A branch of pharmacology concerned with the physical characteristics of botanical and animal sources of crude drugs and vaccines. Covered in this course are the aspects and uses of the glycosides, tannins, volatile oils, alkaloids, endocrine products, and antibiotics. Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. [From the Hippocratic Oath].
Bio 614. Medical Genetics: Genetics has become a cornerstone of biology and the latest intensity in medical research. Stem cell science offers new hope for the regeneration of organs in living humans. Emphasis is placed on concise precepts that lead to the chromosomal theory of heredity and the modern molecular concept of the gene. Qualis pater, talis filius. As is the father, so is the son.
Bio 615. Neurology: The branch of medical science concerned with the various nervous systems (central, peripheral, and autonomic, plus the neuromuscular junction and muscle) and its disorders. Pain is one of the most basic symptom that takes a patient to a practitioner for relief. The pathophysiology and the complexities of pain are covered in 7 additional lessons. Quae nocent, saepe docent. What hurts, often instructs.
Med 616. Principles of Physical Diagnosis: These lessons cover the basics of signs and symptoms, and the concept of our new functional diagnosis. A priori. Reasoning from causes to effects.
Med 617. Medical Herbology: A study in herbal medicine and the Materia Medica. The student learns the philosophy behind herbal healing, the uses of the flowers, leaves, twigs, bark and roots. The student learns the formulary. Bona diagnosis, bona curatio. Good diagnosis, good cure.Haec fabula docet. This fable teaches us.
Med 618. Materia Medica & Pharmacology: A structured study of the biochemical properties of herbs, the therapeutic actions in relation to prescription. Materia medica. Medical material.
Bio 619. Hematology & Immunology: The science concerned with the various phenomena of immunity, induced sensitivity and allergy. The medical specialty that pertains to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, symptomatology, and therapeutics related to the blood and blood-forming tissues with emphasis on functional diagnosis and nutrition. Bene diagnoscitur, bene curatur. Something that is well diagnosed can be cured well.
Bio 620. Endocrinology: The science and medical specialty concerned with the internal or hormonal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations with special emphasis on chronic, degenerative diseases (diabetes, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue syndrome, etc.). Tolle Causum. Treat the underlying cause of disease.
Phys 621. Electromedical Physics: This last phase of studies represents the clincal and practical challanges for the self-paced, advanced student. Clinical residency on Nevis is a mandatory part of the process where the student’s diagnostic and therapeutic skills are advanced. Here the Mentor-student relationship is bonded as the student learns the fine points of diagnosis and therapeutic regimens. Emphasis in on electrodermal diagnosis and herbal prescriptions in the primary care, natural medicine setting. This is the final phase of the Doctoral Program leading to D.N.M. Primum Non Nocere.First, Do No Harm.
Med 622. Behavioral Science: The basic concepts of psychiatric evaluation and treatment for the primary care physician is offered in simple terms to provide the understanding necessary for everyday practice. Integra mens augustissima possessio. A sound mind is the most majestic possession.
Med 623. Clinical Medicine: This last phase of studies represents the ultimate challange for the self-paced, advanced student. Clinical residency on Nevis is a mandatory part of the process where the student’s diagnostic skills are advanced. Here the Mentor-student relationship is establsihed and a course of study is planned. Emphasis is on Bedside diagnosis and learning basic laboratory skills in the primary care, natural medicine setting: Interrrogation & History, Auscultation, Palpation diagnosis, Functional medical diagnosis, Laboratory examination of Blood and Urine. The course is supplemented with over 60 hours of lectures on various medical topics – internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, oncology, surgery, general practice, emergency medicine, etc. Ars longa vita brevis. The craft of medicine, which takes a lifetime to acquire.

Verba docent, exempla trahunt. Words instruct, examples (or illustrations) lead.

Ex nihilo nihil fit. Work is required to succeed.


COURSE GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The entire course of study (AA/ PNM & DNM/ ND) prepares one to practice primary care, wellness and natural medicine as a practitioner of conscience. The two course programs are also designed to provide students with adequate preparation to pass Naturopathic National Boards and to qualify for Vocational and Medical Licensing via (ANCB, ONACS, SMOKH)   To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to techniques, trends, and methods for career development in natural medicine and related fields. The graduate will consider this continuing education a fundamental part of spiritual as well as professional growth and development.

Click here for DNM/ ND Traditional Natural Medicine Curriculum Purpose, Goal, Learning Objectives and Competencies:

Admissions (click here)


The Undergraduate Associate of Arts in Traditional Natural Medicine: (A.A.) (2,595 hours):

There are 1,245 clock hours of academic (online) study, which is coupled with 1,350 hours of seminars, workshops, and clinical observations. Practitioners of the healing arts, e.g. Massage therapists, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists, Nurses, etc., may apply for advanced status and life experience. Each candidate is appraised on an individual status.


The Graduate Doctorate Program in Natural Medicine (2,000 hours):

There are 1400 clock hours of academic (online) study, which is coupled with 600 hours of seminars, workshops, and clinical observations. Practitioners of the healing arts, e.g. ND’s, MD’s, DO’s, DC’s, and others of advanced standing can apply for credits and waivers. Graduates of the Diploma Program require only an additional 300 hours of clinical observations (2,000 hours total).


Why the two Programs?

The Diploma program allows one to make a career change with the candidate having only high school knowledge of biology and chemistry.

The Doctorate program is based on the same ladder of subjects as found in a traditional medical school but based on a different premise of content as route memorization of facts is not the desired goal, rather personal integration of the subject matter that can be applied immediately and clinically.

 

Non scholae sed vitae discimus. We learn not for school, but for life.

ONACS SomaVeda Accreditations, Approvals and Recognitions

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Educational Programs Accredited/ Recognized by State of Florida DOE, ONACS and ANCB

Approved for Qualification for ANCB Naturopathic National Boards for Traditional Naturopath! Click here for Approval Letter.

 

If you want to start more simply and with less cost and commitment… Consider one of our other great educational programs:

1) (CTP1) Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program ( 200 CE hours.)

2) (AWP) Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner Certification (508 CE Hours.)(Meets or exceeds National Ayurvedic Medical Association Guidelines for Membership))

3) (TCP) SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification Program (1028 CE hours: The most comprehensive Thai Yoga teacher training in the country)

4) Associate of Arts in Traditional Natural Medicine (A.A.) ( 2595 CE hours/ 72 Cr.)

 

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