New Postgraduate Courses and regulations in Homoeopathy

New Postgraduate Courses and Regulations in Homoeopathy

Dr Mansoor Ali KR 

National Commission for Homoeopathy released the draft of new Postgraduate regulation 2022 for the opinion of stakeholders

Major Highlights

  • New PG courses – Dermatology, Community Medicine and Public Health
  • Training in Research methodology, training in publication of articles in peer reviewed/indexed journals
  • All PG students shall complete a course in BCLS skills and get duly certified
  • Adavance learning of Materia Medica in relation to the speciality is included in all disciplines

For examples
MD (Hom) Dermatology
a. Advance learning of Dermatology
b. Research Methodology & Biostatistics
c. Advance Learning of Materia Medica in relation to Dermatology

The subject marked “a” in each speciality is the main subject and other shall be the subsidiary subjects for part 1 Examinations. for MD part 2 examination there shall be main speciality subject only with 2 papers

  • A structured format given for synopsis and dissertation
  • Peer reviewed publication is mandatory for awarding PG
  • Three years of teaching experience is sufficient for PG teachers, Examiners and Guides
  • One year internship is mandatory in another reputed institute
  • Part 1 PG students are called as Junior Resident
  • Part II PG students are called as Senior resident

Examinations

  • 80% attendance is mandatory in each year for theory and practical assignments separately
  • 20 % questions are MCQ, 40% Short Answer questions, 20% Long Explanatory Answers, 20% marks for case based/problem based questions covering entire syllabus
  • Four examiners needed for viva and practicals
  • Partial appearnce for one subejct is permited in Part 1 failed candidates as onetime measure.
  • 50 % mark both in theory and practical is compulsory
  • Seperate practical exam for all papers including reserach methdology – seems difficult

Teaching staff (Full time)

  • There shall be 3 teachers in each speciality (In addition to UG)
  • Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor
  • UG faculty shall not be considered as guide for PG program
  • Teachers must have PG before 45 years
  • Teaching experience is counted for that subject only
  • Minimum 2/3 publication in indexed/peer reviewed journal is required for all PG teachers in the rank of Professor and Associate Professor
  • Research experience is counted as Teaching experience – this is against the norms of UGC, aiming backdoor entry to Associate Professor Posts

MD Specialities

  1. Materia Medica
  2. Philosophy
  3. Repertory
  4. Pharmacy
  5. Practice of Medicine
  6. Pediatrics
  7. Psychiatry
  8. Community Medicine and Public Health
  9. Dermatology

Download the draft of Homoeopathy PG regulation 2022

Send your comments and suggestions to :  heb.nch@gmail.com

  1. Research experience should not be considered equivalent to teaching experience.
    So the clause under Associate Professor ” Recognised postgraduate qualification in concerned subject with 5 years full-time research experience in Research Centres of Central Government or State Govt or Union Territory ” should be removed. That can be considered under the Research Methodology department only.
  2. The basics of Practice of Medicine should be a part of All specialties. A good understanding of Practice Medicine is essential for all postgraduate students. So item 3 in all specialties may be changed as “ Advance learning of materia medica and practice of medicine in relation to ……
  3. UG faculty shall not be considered as a guide for PG program – this clause should be removed – due to the shortage of teaching staff in many Govt Colleges

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