Sunday, June 20, 2010

MBBS





MBBS


Medicine is one of the most sort out and rewarding career for those interested in Science and dealing with sick people. Over the years, the field of medical studies have undergone various stages of development, it has become so vast that specialisations within are increasing day by day. There is great scope for medicine as a professional career.
A doctor's profession involves a lot of hard work and at the same time, it gives the satisfaction of curing patients at times even saving lives। It is a very demanding profession. To be in this profession is more a responsibility than a privilege. It is more of what you can give the community than what you can get from it.

The increasing complicated lifestyles giving birth to a variety of ailments have made it impossible for General Physicians with an MBBS degree to handle all ailments. It is here that specialisation in a particular branch of medicine becomes a necessity. The major Specialisations include General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, Anesthesiology etc. There is also Super Specialisations which require a further 3-5 years of study in areas such as Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery , Cardio-thoracic surgery, Conito-urinary surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Clinical Haematology.
The demand for medical professionals are tremendously increasing with the unfortunate upsurge of diseases and ailments day by day. At the same time super specialty hospitals are mushrooming both within the country and abroad offering employment opportunities. These along with liberalization of economy could bring better opportunities for these professionals in terms of remuneration, research and working facilities.

Medicine is all about a person getting or seeking treatment from a physician for certain ailments. Once you have decided you want to go in for medicine, you can pretty much stop calling your life your own. It is then dedicated to curing the ailing and the infirm. There’s not only lot of hard work in terms of studying and working as a doctor but also keeping up to date with the recent developments in order to provide the best cure to your patients. If you are not scared of hard work and are ready to commit yourself to taking care of those who are in pain and are suffering then this world of medicine awaits you.



QUALIFICATION
The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery) which is of 5 1/2 years duration (including 1 year internship). Selection for MBBS is through an All India Entrance Examination. (Details in Entrance Details & Syllabus). The qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science subjects. In the case of private medical colleges entrance examinations are conducted by the institutes individually. In addition to MBBS, candidate should complete House Surgery or internship for one year.

The course content includes anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, general medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), gynaecology and obstetrics, paediatrics, orthopaedics and preventive and social medicine.
After MBBS, candidates can go for post graduate level studies (MD or MS) through another entrance. At the post graduate level, there is specialisation in Medicine and Surgery. Post Graduate Programmes (MD or MS) is usually of 3 years duration. The major Specialisations include General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, Anesthesiology etc.
Those with Post Graduation (MD or MS or M.Sc in Medicine) can further opt for super-specialisation. i.e. they can go for Ph.D in any specialised area of medicine. MD or MS holders can complete the Doctoral Programme (Ph.D) in 2 years and M.Sc Medicine holders in 3 years.
For practicing as a physician or surgeon , one needs to have completed the MBBS course from a recognised medical college and must possess a license from the State Medical Council to practice.


PERSONAL SKILLS
As a doctor you have the skill to save a person’s life. You can be as attached to the patient as you would be to your dear life or be completely detached to take a rational decision at the time of crisis. Anything that works for you, to be an efficient and a responsible doctor. The only driving force for you should be the commitment to heal and if your knowledge is not sufficient to treat a patient and his ailment, then have a heart to surrender. As doctors have to live with constant pressure a lot of in depth knowledge, reading and research and experience counts at the time of crisis. Studies for a doctor never end as he has to keep himself abreast with changing technology and medicines. Last but not the least to be successful you need to be empathetic with the ailing patients and their family as a smiling doctor cures faster than a frowning one.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The course of study is evenly divided into all the semesters. The candidate has to study different subjects in different semesters. In the first and the second semester, which is in the Pre clinacal phase, the subjects taught are Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology. The Para clinical phase is from third semester to fifth semester. In the Para clinical phase, subjects such as Community medicine, Forensic medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology are taught. Clinical posting in wards and OPDs begin from this phase. The clinical phase starts from sixth semester and ends up in the ninth semester. The subjects taught in this phase are Community Medicine, Medicine and Allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology etc.) , Surgery and allied subjects ( Anesthesiology, E.N.T, Orthopedics, etc. ), Gynecology, Pediatrics etc. Clinical postings are also offered in the Clinical phase.
There are three professional exams that are conducted in the MBBS study. The first exam is held after the second semester. The second exam is organized after the end of the fifth semester and the last professional exam is taken after the ninth semester.
The internship duration is of one year which includes posting in various departments like Medicine, Surgery, Casual, pediatrics, Ophthalmology, etc.

IS IT EXPENSIVE?
Medical college education can be very expensive as there are many years that you have to invest in. It also depends on the college you have secured admission into. Govt. aided colleges are much more reasonable than the private ones. It’s also easier to get an educational loan for medical studies once you have secured admission.


JOB PROSPECTS
Doctors will always be in demand. With new hospitals coming up and with modernity bringing new ailments doctors can be sure of a secured future.

EDUCATION LOANS
An education loan is a form of financial support from any bank or financial institution that enable a student for taking higher education. Availability of the education loan, at the appropriate time will help millions of deserving bright young Indians to achieve their dreams come true. All graduation, post-graduation and professional courses from institutes approved by the state and central government and also from foreign universities are eligible for a loan. Several institutes/ colleges have tied up with various banks, for the benefit of prospective students. For studies in India one can get loans up to Rs.7.5 lakh and up to Rs. 15 lakh for studies abroad.

Before giving the loan, banks study the viability of the borrower based on personal discussions with the student, family's assets and annual income, the nature of the course and reputation of the institute. In most banks for loans up to Rs. 4 lakh no collateral or margin is required and the interest rate will not exceed the Prime Lending Rates (PLR). For loans above Rs. 4 lakh the interest rate will be PLR plus 1 percent. PLR is a term used to refer the interest rate of the bank and it may vary with each bank.Some banks offer lower rates to women students or those from specified institutions.Security to the loan depends on the amount. Security is some form of investment (i.e bank deposits, house property etc) that are surrendered to the bank while taking the loan. Security is not needed for loan amounts up to Rs. 4 lakhs. Instead of security, some bank may ask for a third party guarantee ( guarantor) for higher loan amounts. There is no need to repay the loan while studying. The repayment starts after you have finished the course or started working. The repayment cannot be delayed for years after the completion of course. The loans are to be repaid over a period of 5 to 7 years with provision of grace period of one year after completion of studies.

OFERED BY
1.Medical Colleges in Thoothukudi
Thoothukudi Medical College
2.Medical Colleges in Vellore
CMC Vellore
3.Medical Colleges in Chengalpattu
Chengalpattu Medical College
4.Medical Colleges in Salem
Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College
Vinayaka Mission's Kirupananda Variyar Medical College
5.Medical Colleges in Chennai
The Venkataramana Ayurveda College
Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital
Stanley Medical College
ACS Medical College and Hospital
6.Medical Colleges in Rasipuram
Theni Government Medical College
7.Medical Colleges in Kanyakumari
Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences
8.Medical Colleges in Nagercoil
Kanyakumari Government Medical College

ENTRANCE EXAMS
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences(AIMS) conducts an entrance test for admission to its under-graduate medical courses like MBBS, BDS & B.A.M.S. For all courses a common entrance exam is conducted. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was established in 1998 and was inaugurated by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The entrace test is conducted in a number of centers across the country.

AIMS provides a number of courses in different medical fields like MBBS, BDS, BAMS etc. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is equiped with best of facilities and infrastructure. A large number of candidates appear for admission in AIMS and the competition is quite tough specially for MBBS course.

QUALIFICATION
A candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology with atleast 60% marks in these subjects taken together and 60% marks in English. Those who are appearing for class 12th exams can also apply.
Also a candidate should have attained the age of 17 years but not more than 23 years.

CONTACT DETAILS

The Manager,
Amrita School of Medicine,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,
Elamakkara P.O.Kochi-682 026
Website: www.aimshospital.org




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BDS







Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body; provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law.(As adopted by the 1997 ADA House of Delegates)
Being a branch of medical science, dentistry deals with maintaining good oral hygiene and a better set of teeth.

As the concepts of oral hygiene and other health implications are catching up, this branch is coming of the age. So Dentists these days are assuming very important roles in the whole health care system. Dentists help in preventing and treating diseases related to the oral cavity, including the floor of the oral cavity, the 'roof' of the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, etc. He can actually fashion or craft our teeth in such a way that we can get that dimpled or gummy smile so in a way he can be an artist also.

Surgical, medical and other forms of treatment too are a part of dentistry as they are with other medical branches. Dentistry also includes cosmetology, in which corrective treatment is done i.e. stained, cracked or broken teeth can be restored to their original form. A part from the routine extraction of teeth, filling, fitting dentures, surgery of mouth, replacement of extracted teeth through surgery and cleaning a patient's mouth and teeth, the job also includes aligning and straightening teeth. Today's dentists can provide pain-free care for our teeth and leave their pliers at home!


Professional Courses
To practice as a dentist one must need at least a Bachelor's degree in Dental Science (BDS). To be a specialist one needs to have a Master's in Dental Science (MDS). BDS course includes in the first year, subjects like basic anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry followed by pharmacology and microbiology in the second year. Other Courses in Dentistry are:
Dental Hygienist Certificate Course
Dental Mechanic Certificate Course
Diploma Course In Dental Assistance

Duration
The BDS degree is obtained after 4 years of training followed by one year of internship. The Master's degree needs two years of specialized training.


WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The course is divided into 4 years of training and 1 year compulsory rotatory intership.
The students would be taught the basics of the following subjects
. Human Anatomy,
. Human Physiology,
. Biochemistry,
. General Pathology,
. General Microbiology,
. General & Dental Pharmacology,
. General Medicine.
. General Surgery.

Postdoctoral dental study gives dental professionals, the opportunity to work towards specialization in the field of dentistry. The areas of postdoctoral study include the following: periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery etc. The advantages of pursuing one of these areas of specialization are generally higher salaries and a more academic bent to the work. The postdoctoral study itself is quite rigorous and involves seminars, lectures, and clinical work. The following are the specialties in this field:
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.

Endodontics: It includes the basic and clinical sciences including the biology of the normal pulp, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp. One of the endodontists' most frequently occurring tasks is treatment of the root canal—the removal of damaged pulp from within the root canal of a tooth and thus saving the teeth.

Periodontics: It is the study of diseases of gums and its effects and treatment.

Pedodontics: Pediatric Dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Prosthodontics: It's a special branch of dentistry that concentrates all its skills and science that make mouth, teeth, and face work right, feel right, look right, and stay right.

Oral Surgery: Oral surgeons are responsible for diagnosing and treating oral disease, in particular benign and malignant tumors of the jaws, head and neck. They also perform surgeries to aid in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Orthodontics: An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.


QUALIFICATION
Candidates who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with at least 50% marks are eligible for admission in the Bachelor of Dental Science.
For an MDS degree one needs to have a BDS degree.


PERSONAL SKILLS
A wide range of career opportunities exist in the filed of dentistry. Dental departments in hospitals, dental clinics and nursing homes need the services of dentists. Apart from this the Forensic Departments also need good dentists who are involved in identification of deceased persons through dental remains, bite mark analysis and examination of oral facial structures for determination of injury, possible malpractice or insurance fraud. Pharmaceuticals and other companies, which produce dental and oral care products, require dentists for research and advisory works . One can also take up work as a Dental Hygienist, Dental assistant or as a Dental consultant to models and film artists. Self-employment is also a lucrative avenue and one can become a private practitioner. For those with an adventurous kind of personality one can also join the Army Dental Corps. The Armed forces also recruit dentists directly. Recruitment to a government job is through UPSC and Staff Selection Commission for states.

Those who are interested in teaching work can find the job of a Professor or an Associate Professor, with a required qualification, in the Dental Colleges


JOB PROSPECTS
A wide range of career opportunities exist in the filed of dentistry. Dental departments in hospitals, dental clinics and nursing homes need the services of dentists. Apart from this the Forensic Departments also need good dentists who are involved in identification of deceased persons through dental remains, bite mark analysis and examination of oral facial structures for determination of injury, possible malpractice or insurance fraud. Pharmaceuticals and other companies, which produce dental and oral care products, require dentists for research and advisory works . One can also take up work as a Dental Hygienist, Dental assistant or as a Dental consultant to models and film artists. Self-employment is also a lucrative avenue and one can become a private practitioner. For those with an adventurous kind of personality one can also join the Army Dental Corps. The Armed forces also recruit dentists directly. Recruitment to a government job is through UPSC and Staff Selection Commission for states.
Those who are interested in teaching work can find the job of a Professor or an Associate Professor, with a required qualification, in the Dental Colleges


OFFERED BY

1.Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital
2.JKK Natrajah Dental College
3.K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research
4.Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital
5.Rajas Dental College
6.Sofia Dental College, Trichirapalli, Tamil Nadu
7.Sri Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences
8.Sri Rama Krishna Dental College & Hospital
9.Vinayaka Mission’s Sankaracharayar Dental College




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OTHER PARAMEDICAL COURSES






B.Pharm


The main courses in Pharmacy are the 2 years Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm), 4 years Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), 2 years Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and Ph.d programmes. Admission to the Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm), requires a pass in10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology. Candidates who posses 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology are admitted to the 4-year bachelors program level (Bachelor of Pharmacy or B.Pharm). At Bachelor level there is no specialization. At the masters level (M Pharm) specialization is available in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Engineering etc. And after M.Pharm candidates can go for Ph.d programme in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management.

Some institutions conducts their own entrance test for the admission to B.pharm courses. Main entrance exams for the admissions to pharmacy courses are State wise entrance exams, AIEEE (for degree courses) GATE (post graduation) etc. Institutions like IITs and some other institutions also accept the score of these entrance exams.
After obtaining a diploma or degree in pharmacy, and registering with the state Pharmacy Council, it is possible set up your own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop to stock and sell medicines and dispense them according to doctors prescription.

QUALIFICATION
A candidate seeking admission to B. Pharm. (Regular & SFS)
programme of study must have:
= Passed Senior Secondary (12th Standard/Intermediate) examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology from Central Board of Secondary Education or any other examination recognized by Jamia Hamdard as equivalent thereto securing atleast 50% marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
= Not more than 23 years of age on October 1, 2005
= appeared in the Entrance Test conducted by Jamia Hamdard.

PERSONAL QUALITIES
In order to be a successful pharmacist, one must have a liking for science particularly life sciences and medicine. An ability to put hard work, strong logical thinking, patience, a sense of responsibility, patient counseling skills are some of the qualities needed for pharmacist. Strong analytical abilities and strong academic foundations are needed in the field of research. To be a successful medical representative, one needs to have good communication skills and a flair for convincing people, Retail pharmacists need to have business skills together with good product knowledge.


JOB PROSPECTS

India has a vast and growing pharmaceutical industry. Increasing number of hospitals, nursing homes and pharmaceuticals companies all over the country is a clear indication of the growing scope in this area. Pharmacy offers reasonably good career opportunities both by way of jobs as well as in terms of starting your own business.


The job avenues for a pharmacist are with pharmaceutical industry, government departments, universities, teaching hospitals, investigation and research institute etc. Within the pharmaceutical industry you might be involved in activities relating to the development, formulation, production or marketing of new drugs for clinical use. Drug control administration and armed forces also offer a wide range of opportunities to pharmacists. Appointments are also available in sale promotion work as medical representatives. As a Medical Representative he keeps the medical practitioner informed about the new drugs and treatments developed by various pharmaceutical companies and thus indirectly promote their sales.
M.pharm or Ph.D holders are normally absorbed in research work, to develop new useful drugs, in laboratories and in production work in pharmaceutical industry and analyzing them for purity and strength. Pharmacist may also take up teaching as a profession as lectures in pharmacy colleges and universities.
Pharmacists are hired within the central and state government departments- the Health Protection Branch of the Department of Health and Welfare, the Pest Control Division of Agriculture, the Department of National Defense, Provincial Research Councils, and the Provincial Departments of Agriculture or the Environment. There is also employment opportunities within the food and cosmetic industries or within any other industry that requires the assurance that new products are as safe and effective as possible. In government departments, a pharmacist maintains proper records according to various Government acts governing the profession of pharmacy. As a drug inspector or government analyst he is to make sure that the drugs manufactured and sold, are of standard quality.
A diploma or degree holder in Pharmacy, after registering with the State Pharmacy Council, can set up and run their own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop to stock and sell medicines and dispense them according to doctors
prescriptions. In a retail Pharmacy he has varied duties, including buying and selling of related items demanded by the public.


EDUCATION LOANS

An education loan is a form of financial support from any bank or financial institution that enable a student for taking higher education. Availability of the education loan, at the appropriate time will help millions of deserving bright young Indians to achieve their dreams come true. All graduation, post-graduation and professional courses from institutes approved by the state and central government and also from foreign universities are eligible for a loan. Several institutes/ colleges have tied up with various banks, for the benefit of prospective students. For studies in India one can get loans up to Rs.7.5 lakh and up to Rs. 15 lakh for studies abroad.


Before giving the loan, banks study the viability of the borrower based on personal discussions with the student, family's assets and annual income, the nature of the course and reputation of the institute. In most banks for loans up to Rs. 4 lakh no collateral or margin is required and the interest rate will not exceed the Prime Lending Rates (PLR). For loans above Rs. 4 lakh the interest rate will be PLR plus 1 percent. PLR is a term used to refer the interest rate of the bank and it may vary with each bank.Some banks offer lower rates to women students or those from specified institutions.Security to the loan depends on the amount. Security is some form of investment (i.e bank deposits, house property etc) that are surrendered to the bank while taking the loan. Security is not needed for loan amounts up to Rs. 4 lakhs. Instead of security, some bank may ask for a third party guarantee ( guarantor) for higher loan amounts. There is no need to repay the loan while studying. The repayment starts after you have finished the course or started working. The repayment cannot be delayed for years after the completion of course. The loans are to be repaid over a period of 5 to 7 years with provision of grace period of one year after completion of studies.


OFFERED BY

1.Annamalai University
2.K.M.College of Pharmacy
3.Ultra College of Pharmacy
4.J. K. K. Munirajahh Medical Research Foundation
5.Pandyan College of Pharmacy
6.Subbarayalu College of Pharmacy
7.J.S.S. Mahavidyapeetha
J.S.S.College of Pharmacy,
8.Periyar College of Pharm. Sciences for Girls
9.C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy
10.Vinayaka Mission's College of Pharmacy
11.Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy
12.S.A.Raja Pharmacy College
13.College of Allied Medical Sciences
14.Nandha College of Paramedical Sciences












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NURSING









Nursing Courses teaches an individual all about taking care of ailing humans. No medical service is complete without nursing. From the general wards to the operation theater, trained nurses are required everywhere. Nursing comprises of several responsibilities, from handling the bedside cases to specialized duties like dealing with psychiatric or pediatric patients. Nursing also involves other duties like maintaining the health records of patients, dispensing medication, setting up the equipments of an operation theater and many other routine jobs.

There are nursing schools and colleges in almost all states of India which offer courses on nursing. Nurses training include theory and practical sessions. The introductory courses familiarize students with the basics of nursing whereas the masters' degrees help them in specializing in the field of their choice. After completing a course, nurses must register with the organization for registration of nurses present in every state.

QUALIFICATION
Candidates who wish to apply for nursing courses should pass their S.S.L.C or equivalent examination, preferably with Chemistry, Physics and Biology as main subjects.

PERSONAL SKILLS
A professional qualification is essential for jobs within nursing. Employers also look at your wider personal skills and abilities: the way you engage with people and a strong sense of professionalism, for example, are crucial to your work as a nurse.

Studying a vocational course like nursing gives you a range of professional and technical skills, including the ability to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to support and advise patients and their families. You also develop the ability to assess, analyse, monitor and evaluate the care you deliver. A reflective approach to professional practice is very important.
During your training you work with people of all age groups, cultures and ethnic origins in a variety of settings. This allows you to develop excellent written and oral communication skills. You also learn to act as an advocate for others.
Nursing degree courses can also provide you with additional transferable skills and personal qualities sought by employers in a range of sectors. These include:
flexibility;
adaptability;
empathy;
organisation and time management;
leadership;
determination and tenacity;
the ability to conduct research.
The training also provides you with the opportunity to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as equipping you with confidence and the ability to deal with a diverse and changing profession.
Consider the skills developed on your course as well as through your other activities, such as paid work, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies, leadership roles, etc. Think about how these can be used as evidence of your skills and personal attributes. Then you can start to market and sell who you really are, identify what you may be lacking and consider how to improve your profile

FORMS OF NURSING
Hospital Nursing: forms the largest group of nurses and are assigned with specialized duties like taking care of patients belonging to- intensive care, pediatrics, orthopedics, psychiatry, obstetric and other sections.

Military Nursing: Unmarried, widowed or legally separated women can opt for nursing courses imparted in military institutes. They have to sign a bond declaring their mandatory service of 5 years in the military.

JOB PROSPECTS
Nursing comprises the largest group of people working in the health sector either as nurses or as nursing assistants. There are about 500 colleges all over India imparting education to about 10,000 students every year. The minimum age for applying for a nursing course is only 17 years which will be advantageous for people who wants to earn early in life.
Scopes in India: With an increase in health consciousness the quality of health services has also improved. Well trained, specialized nurses are being recruited by health organizations all over the country. Students of nursing have job prospects in government or private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, old age homes, orphanages, industries, military services, schools and various other places.

SCOPE ABROAD
India has the largest number of nurses going abroad. Majority of nurses all over the world belong to the Indian state of Kerala. The standard of health services in the western countries is very high. In those countries students of nursing can find jobs in specialized fields like Medical, Surgical, Telemetry (CCU), ICU, ER and several others. The pay packet for nurses is also is higher in countries abroad.

OFFERED BY
1.Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing
2.Annai J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing
3.Annai Meenakashi College of Nursing
4.Bishop's College of Nursing
5.C.S.I Jeyaraj Annapachian College of Nursing
6.Cheran College of Nursing
7.Christian Bsc Nursing College
8.College of Nursing , Coimbatore
9.College of Nursing (Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Para Medical Sciences)
10.Dr. G. Sakunthala College of Nursing
11.Govt. College Sakkunthara College of Nursing
12.J.K. College of Nursing Paramedicals
13.Varadarajapuram, Singanallur, Coimbatore
14.KG College of Nursing
15.K.M.C.H. College of Nursing (Kovai Medical Centre Research and Educational Trust)
16.Matha College of Nursing








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PHYSIOTHERAPY








Physiotherapy alias physical therapy, one of the fastest-growing allied area of medicine, is the system of treatment of disease and disability using physical exercises. It is the most important rehabilitative service needed in a community and a vital therapeutic supplement of the medical profession, integral to the treatment of most patients.

Physiotherapy may be defined as a science that seeks to improve movement dysfunction, promote optimal health and functions of the human body. Physiotherapy helps in optimal functioning of the body. It involves the assessment, maintenance, restoration of the physical function and performance of the body and is strongly recommended for people with degenerative disorders, the physically challenged, sportspeople and those suffering from arthritis and neurological disorders. This preventive and remedial procedure is very often used as a supplement with oral medicines. It could also include heat radiation, water therapy, massages, diathermy, traction and other procedures.

Physiotherapists are as essential as doctors in helping recover and rehabilitate a patient from a state of incapacity, due to genetic defect or the result of an accident or an illness. They must have a thorough knowledge of the human anatomy and the way the bones, muscles and nerves move. Physiotherapists treat a wide range of ailments, so specialisation is possible in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports physical therapy, neurology, clinical electrophysiologic and cardiopulmonary therapy.

The job of a physiotherapist, which is preventive, restorative and rehabilitative, is challenging but lucrative at the same time. They are qualified to perform a history and physical examination, conduct assessments to determine a diagnosis process, select appropriate physical therapy interventions to treat the dysfunction, and monitor the effectiveness of treatment. Physiotherapists use various therapeutic intervention techniques to treat a patient. Some of the them are Manual Therapy, TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation used to control pain), Ultrasound Technique, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Manipulation, Acupuncture etc. Although the work of a physiotherapist may tend to be physically very strenuous as it involves physically lifting and supporting patients, their profession brings with it much satisfaction, since it involves relieving patients of pain and helping them recover from specific physical ailments

QUALIFICATION
Students with a science background can opt for a career in physiotherapy. To become a practicing physiotherapist or be employed as a professional in a hospital or clinic, one should have a B.Sc. degree . One could also go in for postgraduation.

The basic eligibility for courses in physiotherapy is 10+2 passed or equivalent examination with physics, chemistry, biology and English. At least 50% of marks should be secured in each of these subjects. Age limit for the candidates is 17 years
Physiotherapy courses

One can develop a bright career in Physiotherapy after completing some physiotherapy courses. Various courses are B. Sc in Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, M. Sc in Physical and Occupational Therapy, MPT in Sports Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy in Neurology and Master of Physiotherapy in Orthopedics etc.


DURATION
There are both degree level and short-term courses available in physiotherapy but all of them may not be recognised by the government. Degree level courses in physiotherapy generally range from 3 to 4 years. For a Degree Level course, the last six months involves an internship period at a hospital.

The courses are designed to give the students a basic understanding of the human body, based on medical sciences, training in understanding the procedures for therapy and the related skill training. The course contents include anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, psychology, medical and surgical conditions, biomechanics, kineseology, disability prevention, rehabilitation and other subjects. A major part of the course work is practical in nature including an internship period where students work under the supervision of professionals at various hospitals and institutions.


PERSONAL QUALIFICATION
Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary for the job of a physiotherapist because it is very people oriented. To be a good physiotherapist, one needs an above average analytical and logical reasoning skill, scientific reasoning and problem solving skill, ability to memorize and recall scientific facts, manual dexterity and physical stamina to work long hours, patience and understanding of people, a sympathetic approach towards the patients, a keen desire to help people live their normal lives, must be level headed to deal with emergencies in work conditions, strength of mind and purpose, team spirit, good observation power, ability to instill confidence and courage in patients.These attributes together with a thorough knowledge of the human anatomy are the makings of a successful physiotherapist. The work demands an organised and systematic way of working. Working as per the directions of doctors, keeping record of the work done and technical precision are important in the profession.

JOB PROSPECTS
Physiotherapists are tremendous as it is a career where the demand exceeds supply. A physiotherapist could be employed in the rehabilitation departments, municipal corporations and private bodies. Their demand in medical institutions is increasing .Since physiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of patients with muscular and cerebral problems. Like all other medical and paramedical professionals, physiotherapists can work in hospitals, orthopaedic departments, rehabilitation centres for the handicapped, schools for the mentally retarded and physically disabled children, health institutions and defense medical establishments. Physiotherapists can also opt for teaching, while those with adequate capital can establish private clinics of their own.

The demand for physiotherapists in the country as well as abroad is immense. They are in great demand in USA, Canada and Australia


OFFERED BY
1.Adhiparasakthi College of Physiotherapy
2.Annai Theressa Institute of Paramedical Sciences
3.C.E. & C.T. College of Paramedical Sciences
4.Cheran College of Physiotherapy
5.Christian Medical College
6.College of Physiotherapy Rajaji Tuberculosis Hospital
7.Gokulam Institute of Paramedical Sciences
8.Govt. College of Physiotherapy
9.J.K. College of Nursing & Paramedical
10.J.K.K. Munirajah Medical Research Foundations College of Physiotherapy
11.K.B.Y.S. College of Physiotherapy
12.K.M.C.H. College of Para-Medicine
13.Kavimoni College of Physiotherapy
14.Nanda College of Paramedical Sciences
15.Padmavathi College of Physiotherapy
16.Raja Muthiah Institute of Health Sciences
17.R.V.S. College of Physiotherapy




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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY







Occupational therapy is a health profession that focuses on helping individuals with mental or physical illness/disabilities to achieve the highest level of functioning and wellness possible in their daily lives. In other words occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals with disabilities, achieve independence in all facets of their lives. This includes performance of all daily normal activities in work, play, leisure etc.


Occupational therapists (OT's) work with those who have physically, mentally, developmentally, or emotionally disabling conditions. They help patients identify imbalances they may have in their lives and design activities to deal with them. This type of therapy is patient specific, involving recreational, creative or educational activities. The patient's specific interests, his background, his previous experiences also form an integral part of treatment.
OT's area of work includes giving customized treatment programs for specific disabilities, evaluating home and work environments and giving recommendations for necessary adaptation, recommending adaptive equipment for permanent/temporary loss of function, such as wheel chairs, splints, aids for eating and dressing needed for the patient and training them in its use, assessing and recording the patients progress periodically and also giving guidance to family members and care givers how to care for the patient.

Occupational therapists use various methods in the treatment of their patients to assist them in maximizing their potential in the categories of occupational performance areas and occupational performance components. The term occupational performance area refers to all activities of daily living, such as grooming, dressing, food preparation and eating, communication, and mobility; work activities, including home management, care of others, educational activities, and vocational activities; and play or leisure activities. The term occupational performance component refers to the functional abilities required to perform the tasks of daily living. These abilities include sensory motor, cognitive, and psychological components

BENEFITS FROM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY!
A wide variety of people can benefit from occupational therapy, including those with
work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries
limitations following a stroke or heart attack arthritis , multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions birth injuries, learning problems, or developmental disabilities
mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress problems with substance use or eating disorders burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, or accidents vision or cognitive problems that threaten their ability to drive

QUALIFICATION
Entry to the occupational therapy course is after 10+2 with PCB (physics, chemistry and biology). Some institutions may opt for an entrance examination and may select candidates on the basis of performance in the entrance test.

Occupational Therapists undergo several years of schooling in Medical subjects, Psychology, and Occupational Therapy. Besides ongoing practices in clinical/ paraclinical subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology/ Biochemistry, Medicine and Surgery (mainly diagnostics and not actual practice of Medicine and Surgery) in addition to Occupational Therapy interventions, therapists are needed to undergo at least 6 months of compulsory internship in various clinical setting, e.g. Orthopedics/ Rheumatology/ Hand Surgery, Neurology, Paediatrics, Burns/ Plastic Surgery, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, etc.

The occupational therapist enters the field with a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree. Occupational Therapists in India and around the world, usually enter practice with a Bachelor's degree of 4 years. In order to become licensed, he or she must earn this degree from an accredited program, and must pass a national certification exam. In the U.S., while most Occupational therapists are already entering the profession with a Master's degree, from 2007 onwards all colleges/ universities will be mandated to offer only Master's level degrees as the entry-level qualification to practice Occupational Therapy. There are also programs in the US that train Occupational Therapists at the doctoral level at the entry level for the profession.
Those who complete an Associate Degree or Certificate program in Occupational Therapy can become an Occupational therapy assistant (OTA) or aide to the Occupational Therapists. They get most of their training on the job.


PERSONAL QUALIFICATION
An eye for detail
Service mentality
A scientific bent of mind, liking for machines and equipments
He /she also needs to be empathic towards the pain of the patients
He /she needs to have good communication skills and be able to build rapport with the patients to elicit better results
Ability to work hard
A logical bent of mind and honesty toward the profession
Team Spirit
Alertness of mind
Willing to work even at odd hours

JOB PROSPECTS
Therapists are in high demand in the conventional medical and fitness arenas. OT's work with the patients of various disorders who have orthopedic, neurological and psychological/psychiatric conditions. Therapists may practice privately and own their own clinics or work in conjunction with other medical specialties in polyclinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special schools, psychiatric institutions, community mental health centers, adult daycare programs, sports teams, residential care facilities etc. They may also be involved in ergonomic consultations in industries/work places and architectural arenas for greater accessibility by the disabled.

OFFERED BY
1.S.R.M. College of Occupational Therapy, Chennai
2.College of Occupational Therapy, Christian Medical College, Vellore
3.College of Occupational Therapy, J.K.K. Munirajah Medical Research Foundation, Namakkal
4.K.M.C.H. College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore
5.Meenakshi College of Occupational Therapy, Chennai
6.Santhosh College of Occupational Therapy, Chennai





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OPTOMETRY





Optometry is the practice or profession of testing the eyes for defects of vision in orer to prescribe corrective glasses. An optometrist is a person who is skilled in optometry. The job profile of an optometrist includes the recognition of ocular and visual signs of eye diseses, the understanding of the wide range of problems afflicting the eye and also the reference of patients to appropriate specialists. Thus, an optometrist diagnoses, treats and prevents the problems relating to the eye.

An optometrist fabricares lenses according to prescribed specifications and fits these to suit individual requirements. An optometrist also hardens and polishes lenses by the use of hi-tech machines. The role of the ophthalmologist, on the other hand is necessary when the patients needs secondary level or tertiary level of treatments. It is only whenthe patient needs eye surgery or medication that an optometrist refers him to an ophthalmologist. However, in countries like Australia and New Zealand, an optpmetrist also does a few surgeries but in India, an opthometrist is not allowed to do so.

In India, there has been an increase in the population of the aged in recent years. Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration have become common diseses in the aged population. These diseses can be treated by optometrists. Hence, the need for trained optometrists is increasingly being felt in the country. Again, optometry as a profession is high on demand because of rise in the need for spectacles, contact lenses and low- version aids by people afflicted with eye disorders.


QUALIFICATION
One should have completed 10+2 in science stream with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics And English taken together in order to a bachelor’s degree in clinical optometry. The candidates who apply for this course are short- listed and then called for a written entrance examination and an interview.
The eligibility criteria for doing a diploma course in optometry is a pass in clas x or class xii. Those who have completed a diploma course in clinical optometry are eligible to get direct admission in to the third year of the degree course in optometry.


PERSONAL QUALIFICATION
Any work in the healthcare profession requires a service mentality. So one should be willing to serve people. The job of an optometrist involves working with lenses, which requires high level of accurancy and precision. So one should be able to do tasks wih clockwork precision. One should be a hard working person. Since the job of an optometrist requires that one has to work in a team with opthalmologists and other technicians, team spirit is of utmost importance. One should have a scientific bent of mind.


WHAT IS TAUGHT?
Four- year degree courses in optometry are offered by various schools across the country. A student who takes admission in to a four year degree course studies therories including the Anatomy and Physiology of the eye, Mechanical optics, Orthoptics, Ocular, Motility etc, for the first three years. The last year of the four year degree course is devoted to practical training.
Prospects

JOB PROSPECTS
As an Optometrist, one can take up jobs in hospitals or clinics where one will be assisting an Ophthalmologist. One can practise at independent optical establishments or can also set up an independent practice of one’s own.
One can go to the US for a Ph.D, degree after the completion of the master’s degree in India. Teaching and research jobs can be taken up in the US and the canadian universities after the completion of the Ph.D degree. Many Indian optometrists have also set up successful practises in the US.

Optometry is an emerging career choice in India since statistics show that there are only one thousand professionals in India whereas the requirement of optometrists in the country is more than two lakhs. Due to the efforts of professionals, there are now distint attempt to standardise the optometry programme in India. Optometry, as a career, will soar to the new heights when a regulatory body of optometry comes in to being India.

OFFERED BY
1.Government Opthalmic Hospital, Chennai
2.Insitute of Ophthalmology : Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirappalli
3.J.E.H. Institute of Opthamology,Triuchirappalli
4.Madurai Medical College,
5.MaduraiShri Prakash Institute Of Optometry, Chennai
6.Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur




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ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL COURSES

Many medical practitioners resort to unconventional modes of treatment while healing wounds or treating diseases. The practices such as homeopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy or faith healing come under the broad category of alternative medicine. Certain practices of alternative medicine have been absorbed into the conventional practices and are known as complementary medicine, e.g. Acupuncture. Today, there a number of institutes that offers Alternative medicine courses.

India is a place where many alternative system of healthcare such as Ayurveda, Sidhha, and Unani had its origin. Legal recognition for a particular kind of alternative medicine varies from place to place, though in India the above mentioned practices along with homeopathy are recognized. However, naturopathy is in the process of being recognized as it is being taught in many universities.


QUALIFICATION
There are several institutions across the country which provides courses in alternative medicines. There are mainly four kinds of courses offered and the requirements for those courses are given below:

The diploma courses in alternative medicine are of two years duration. It requires a candidate to have passed class X.

The courses of Bachelor Certificate in Alternative Medicines have is of two years duration and require the candidate to have passed class XII.

The Post Graduate degree Course is of 1 year duration and requires the candidate to be a M.B.B.S., B.H.M.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S. or Medical Graduate from a recognized universities.

A Ph.D degree on alternative medicines can also be pursued once the post -graduation is completed.


BENEFITS
Allopathic medicines and treatments though reigning supreme still now, has a fair share of its disadvantages, whereas Alternative Medicines have no proven side effects.


This kind of treatment aims towards achieving a higher standard of health and concentrates on the emotional and psychological health of a patient besides his physical condition. This is making more and more people switch over to alternative medicines. It is thus beneficial for students of alternative medicines to pursue the courses in this field of study seriously.


SCOPE IN INDIA
India, being the birthplace of several alternative medicinal practices, provides huge scope for students. A separate national policy has been formed by the government keeping in mind the potential of this field of study. Both central and state governments and NGOs employ bachelor and PG degree holders at different levels. Pharmaceutical companies such as Dabur, Hamdard, Himalaya employ these professionals. With the growth in this industry there is an increasing scope of enjoying a successful career in this field.


SCOPE ABROAD
The growing popularity of alternative medicine is not restricted to India only. Both European as well as American countries are shifting towards the holistic treatments offered by alternative medicines. The craze for Yoga and Ayurveda have increased manifold in the past decade. This is a good sign for practitioners as the scope of earning is more in the western countries. Even countries like Uruguay, Malayasia and others are looking for professionals in this field of alternative medicine. Thus, the prospect abroad for those pursuing a career in alternative medicine is quite promising.




HOMEOPATHY

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is practiced on the principle, that a drug and a disease which produce similar symptoms cancel each other out in some way thereby restoring the patients to health. The principle of 'Like can cure Like' forms the basis of Homeopathy. It is named after the Greek words, ' Homeo' meaning similar and 'Pathos' meaning suffering or treatment by the same. This system of healing was founded by a German doctor, Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1755) and is recognised as an effective means of treating diseases. Though this system was developed abroad, it has become an integral part of the Indian way of life. There are many institutes imparting Homeopathy courses in India.


QUALIFICATION

Eligibility for bachelor course i.e. BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery) is 10+2 in physics, chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 45 % marks. The duration of the course is five and half years, including internship. There is also a Diploma course of four year duration. At post graduate level, there is MD in Homeopathy which is of three years duration.
Selection of BHMS is through the same All India Entrance Examination as for MBBS. (Details in Entrance Details & Syllabus). The qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science subjects. In the case of private medical colleges entrance examinations are conducted by the institutes individually.
They can find employment in Government and private hospitals or clinics, charitable institutions, research institutes as researchers, medical colleges and training institutes as teachers etc. Another option to do private practice.


Course Details

Homoeopathy education is offered at first degree and postgraduate degree levels. The first degree course leading to Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) is available in 118 colleges affiliated to various universities. The entry requirement is a pass in 10+2 examination in science with Biology as an optional. Like any other course in medicine, the duration is five and a half years including one year of compulsory internship. Seats to BHMS course in various universities are filled up through an All-India Entrance Examination. The postgraduate course in Homoeopathy MD (Homy) is of three year duration. The eligibility requirement for MD (Homy) is BHMS degree. National Institute of Homoeopathy, Calcutta was established by the Government of India as a model institute to provide a high standard of teaching, training and research in all aspects of Homoeopathic system.


COURSE OF STUDY

Graded Degree Course :
(1) The Degree Course of B.H.M.S. (Graded Degree) shall comprise a course of study consisting of the Curriculum and Syllabus provided in these regulations, spread over a period of two years including Compulsory Internship of six months' duration after passing the final Degree examination.
(2) The Internship shall be undertaken at the Hospital attached to the Homoeopathic College and incases where such Hospital can not accommodate all of its students for internship such students may undertake Internship in a Homoeopathi Hospital or Dispensary run by the Central Government or State Government or local bodies.
(3) At the completion of the Internship of the specified period and on the recommendation of the head of the institution where Internship was undertaken, the concerned Board or University, as the case may be shall issue the degree to the successful candidate.


WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The subjects that are taught to students in BHMS course are Homeopathy philospohy, Materia Medica, Repertory, Pharmacy and all other subjects that are taught in MBBS like Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, Pathology, Microbiology, Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gyne, Obs, PSM, Surgery, Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Psychology etc.


CAREER PROSPECTS

There are many job opportunities both in India and abroad. A homoeopathic practitioner can get employment as medical officer/doctor at government and private homoeopathic hospitals. One can also start his/ her own practice or open ones own retail shop of homoeopathy medicines. Homoeopathic doctors can work industries engaged in homoeopathic preparations. He can also work as Professor in homoeopathic colleges or do research. A BHMS degree holder can also open up his own pharmacy after some years of experience.


OFFERED BY
1.Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
2.Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai
3.Venkateswara Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Chennai
4.Sri Sai Ram Medical (Homeopathy) College, Tambaram, Chennai
5.Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital
6.White Memorial Homoeopathic Medical College
7.Dr. Hahnemann Homoeopathy Medical College & Research Centre
8.Nethra Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
9.Sarada Krishna Homoeopathy Medical College
10.Shri Sairam Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre
11.R.V.S. Medical Trust Homoeopathic Medical College
12.Tamil Nadu Homoeopathic Medical College


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Unani is an ancient Greek medical system. Originated in Greece, it is also known as “hikmat” or Unani Tibb Medicine. The Unani medicine, which has been practiced for almost 6000 years, is based on the principles of Hippocratic theory of the Four Humours - blood in human body, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. Unani is considered as close to Ayurveda medicine of India, because both these medicines are based on the theory of 'the presence of elements' - fire, water, earth and air. Due to the popularity of Unani as one of the alternate medical systems, people in India have opted for building career in this field. A number of colleges are imparting quality education in the field of Unani through undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Research work is also being done in this medical system.

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) is the undergraduate level course offered by many medical colleges in India. Out of the medical colleges in India, many are standalone Unani institutions, while other have included Unani medicine in their curriculum. To be eligible to pursue the course, one must have passed Intermediate / Higher Secondary Certificate Examination or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, from any recognized Institute or University. Those who have studied Urdu as a language in their 10+2 examination are given preference.


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

To be a successful practitioner in unani medicine one must have strong power of concentration, self confidence, good communication, a personality that inspires trust, ability to be a good listener, caring nature, patience, and a willingness to work hard.


CAREER PROSPECTS

After pursuing course in the field of Unani medicine, one can work as Unani Hakim or pharmacist. One can also join any central Government or state Government dispensaries, Unani hospitals, health centers, private nursing homes, Unani pharmacies, research centers or can join teaching department at any Unani institute or practice Unani medicine as Unani physician or consultant.


REMUNERATION

Remuneration in Unani medicine largely depends upon the standard of the organizations and the person experience in the field. Generally, in Unani medicine, one can earn anywhere between Rs 3,00,000 and 4,00,000 per annum.

OFFERED BY
1.NTR university of health sciences, Vijaywada
2.Dr. Abdul Haq unani medical college,Kurnool
3.Government nizamia tibbi college ,Hydrabaad
4.Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Karnataka
5.Rajiv Gandhi UHS government unani medical college, Bangalore
6.HMS college of unani, Tumkur Tipu sultan shaheed educational trust, Gulbarga
7.Dr. MGR medical university, Chennai
8.Government unani medical college, Chennai

SPECIALLY FOR YOU
Tibb Medicine

Tibb Medicine is also known as Unani-Tibb. Unani is a Persian word meaning Greek and Tibb an Arabic word meaning medicine. It is a system of medicine that began with Imhotep in Africa, was embraced by Greeks like Hippocrates and refined over many centuries by Arab physicians like Ibn Sina. Based on the philosophy of empowering individuals to heal themselves, Tibb is a complete, scientific and natural system providing affordable solutions. Within the discipline of Tibb you can expect to find natural and herbal medicines and treatments, regimental therapies such as cupping, meditation, massage, acupressure, surgery if necessary, as well as essential teaching on lifestyle management. This includes correct breathing, sleeping, eating, emotions, activity and other important lifestyle components.
The principles governed by Tibb recognize that each person is unique. Once we know more about ourselves we can identify the conditions likely to cause illness and the best way to treatthem in accordance with our individual disposition.

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AYURVEDA





Ayurveda is a very ancient system which evolved around 600 BC in India. Ayurvedic treatments are person specific rather than disorder specific. It uses mixes of natural herbs as medicine and has very effective treatment for all kinds of ailments especially paralysis.


In Ayurveda, which is basically a humoural medical system, diseases are understood as an imbalance between the body's three humors. The three humors are Vata (nerve energy), Pitta (catabolic fire energy) and Kapha (anabolic nutritive energy).


QUALIFICATION
Eligibility for the Bachelor course is 10+2 with Science. The duration of the Bachelor programme i.e. BAMS- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (Ayurvedacharya) is five and half years including six months of internship. For Post graduate study, 'Ayurvedachaspati', the period of study is three years. Ph.D is also awarded in Ayurveda (Ayurvedavidyavariddhi) which is of two years duration.
Selection of BAMS is through the same All India Entrance Examination as for MBBS. (Details in Entrance Details & Syllabus). The qualification required for entrance is 10+2 or equivalent with Science subjects. In the case of private medical colleges entrance examinations are conducted by the institutes individually.
They can find employment in Government and private hospitals, charitable institutions, medical colleges and training institutes as teachers, research institutes etc. Another option most suited for them is to do private practice.


COURSE DETAILS
Eligibility for the Bachelor course in Ayurveda is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The duration of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is five and half years including six months of internship. For Post graduate study, the period of study is three years. Ph.D is also awarded in Ayurveda which is of two years duration. Selection of BAMS is through the same All India Entrance Examination as for MBBS. In the case of private medical colleges entrance examinations are conducted by the institutes individually


CAREER PROSPECTS
There are many job opportunities both in India and abroad. An Ayurvedic practitioner can get employment as medical officer/doctor at government and private Ayurvedic hospitals. One can also start his/ her own practice or open ones own retail shop of Ayurveda medicines. They can also find employment as supervisors in 'Panch Karma' (Ayurvedic massage) / health centres. Ayurvedic doctors can work industries engaged in Ayurvedic preparations. He can also work as Professor in Ayurvedic colleges or do research. A BAMS degree holder can also open up his own pharmacy after experience of 1-2 yrs of production in a reputed firm. Only after that you can apply for a drug manufacturing license. Another option is to work as a research scientist for multinational companies with a minimum experience of 3 years in clinical research and laboratory research.


OFFERED BY
1.Ayurveda College
2.Dharma Ayurved College
3.Sri Sankara College of Ayurveda
4.Sri Sairam Ayurved Medical College & Research Centre
5.Sri Jayendra Saraswati Ayurved College


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