The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences conducted a “Curriculum Development Workshop for M.D. ( Homoeo) courses on 9th July 2012 at Bangalore to discuss on the Homoeopathy (Post Graduate Degree Course ) M.D. ( Hom) (Amendments) Regulations 2012 by the Central Council of Homoeopathy and its implementation. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr.K.S. Prakash, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. Dr.Prem Kumar, Registrar, Dr.Niranjan, Director, Curriculum Design, Dr.B.T.Rudresh, Eminent Physician and Member, Central Council of Homoeopathy and Dr.Munir Ahmed, Director, Publications graced the inaugural session. The Vice Chancellor expressed the need to conduct such workshop for exchange of ideas in preparing the curriculum for effective post graduate education.
The meeting was convened by Dr.P.Sampath Rao, Chairman, Board of Studies in Homoeopathy (PG) of RGUHS and Principal, H.K.E.S. Homoeopathic Medical College, Gulbarga. The objectives of the workshop were to discuss the amendments that are gazette, brainstorm on the strengths and weakness of the proposed syllabus, identify areas that need to be clarified for a realistic implementation of the syllabus in the affiliated institutions, indicate objectives for the teaching-learning of the major and subsidiary subjects, to develop interdisciplinary subjects under each of the major subjects, to provide parameters for formative evaluation of learning during the course of study, suggest scheme of summative evaluation etc. The various committees had dealt all these issues threadbare and gave concrete suggestions for further strengthening of PG education in qualitative terms.
The members of the committee include Dr.Prabhakar Sebastian, Dean, Faculty of Homoeopathy, RGUHS, Dr.Sampath Rao,Chairman, PG, Board of Studies in Homoeopathy, Dr.Ashok Patil, Gulbarga, Dr.G.R.Mohan and Dr.G.Srinivasulu from Hyderabad, Dr.Kamath,Dr.Srinath Rao, Dr.Shiv Prasad from Mangalore, Dr.Moogi,Belgaum, Dr.Munir Ahmed,Bangalore, Dr.M.P.Arya, Pune and Dr.Anoop,Mumbai. The members have deliberated on various PG disciplines and gave their valuable suggestions for improving the standards of the PG education in homoeopathy.
The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor had released a book on “ Study of Repertories –Alchemy of Homoeopathic Methodology “ authored by Dr.Munir Ahmed. Dr.Sampath Rao and Dr.M.P. Arya released a poster of the book. The Vice Chancellor had expressed the desire to learn homoeopathy in view of its potentialities.
Dr.P.Sampath Rao had expressed his satisfaction over the work done by all the members and finally proposed vote of thanks.
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