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New MD(Hom) Syllabus
Revised and updated by Vinayaka Mission Deemed University and approved by CCH and
Included in the 2nd Schedule
ORGANON OF MEDICINE WITH HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY
The two-part syllabus has been designed with the objective of delivering to the
candidate the entire experience of basic and applied aspects of Homoeopathic health-
care applicable to the discipline of General Medicine.
MD-Part.I takes the candidate on the journey from Man in health - Man in disease.
The ground that he has covered earlier in the undergraduate course is gone over again but
from a very different clinical perspective. The integrated approach a clinician
needs to adopt will underlie the exposure to these subjects. This will be facilitated
since the candidate is simultaneously doing his resident training and is seeing the
phenomena of health being transformed into disease in his clinical studies. Having thus
re-visited the basic sciences, the candidate is now prepared to undertake the journey
deeper into the healing science and art attempting to come into more intimate contact
with the principles that Hahnemann identifies as critical for the success of
the ‘Operation Cure’.
Hence we should be very clear about the philosophical and conceptual basis of the syllabus,
the ground that we need to cover. We should evolve matching methods and techniques that will
experimentally deliver to the candidate the entire experience of ‘Healing’ in its Hahnemannian
sense. We must also remember that unlike in Modern medicine, there can be no standardization
of Homoeopathic management of different clinical conditions. All the same, we should be able to
define a common approach to the understanding of the condition and ft is expected that with the
passage of time and accurate documentation (which will follow the establishment of Postgraduate
education), an approach will evolve. Till then we will be required to integrate our general
understanding of the clinical and pathological phenomena of disease with our knowledge of Materia
Medica and apply philosophical concepts to evolve the approach. References to literature is thus,
at best, only general and constitute preliminary readings for take off. The role of the guide and
teacher will be paramount in evolving guidelines
Part — I has dealt with the following areas: -
(1) Structural basis of health and disease. (Anatomical organization of man and its
degeneration into structural pathology)
(2) Functional basis of health and disease. (Physiological organization of man and its
degeneration into pathophysiology)
(3) Psychological basis of health and disease and the abnormal psychological processes which
initiate abnormal mental and psycho physiological functioning.
(a) The Concept of Man that the clinician needs in order to function in the clinical setting.
(b) The scientific and full use of the extended senses of Clinical Investigations to unravel the hidden,
often nascent stage in the evolution of the disease.
(c) Final integration of all of the above with the basic tenets of Homoeopathic Philosophy.
Part — II will further take the candidate to understand the application of the above knowledge
in terms of the following:-
(1) Evolving an approach to the Definition of the Clinical Problem
(2) Understanding the crucial role of documentation in the scientific understanding of the clinical
state by applying basic concepts laid down by Dr. Hahnemann and other stalwarts
(3) Possessing a sound understanding of the Bio-Psycho-Social concept of Aetiopathogenesis and
evolution of the disease phenomena
(4) Evolving clinico-pathological correlations to grasp the essence of the disease
phenomena and integrating in terms of the structural, functional and formal correlations
based upon Hahnemannian concept.
(5) Learning the basics of Classification of Disease and integrating these principles with
the Hahnemannian approach
(6) Integrating all of the above in erecting a Hahnemannian Totality
(7) Processing this totality through the appropriate Repertorial/Non repertorial approach
(8) Application in terms of evolving suitable Materia Medica portraits through the correct application
of Philosophy and the principles
(9) Understanding the dink approach to the assessment of susceptibility and its influence in
decision-making of Remedy Reaction assessment and Posology
(10) Finally, the need for the physician to take on the role of the ‘Unprejudiced Observer’
(Aphorism 6) while carrying out all of the above actions.
(I) HAHNEMANNIAN CONCEPT OF HOMOEOPATHY:
Deeper insight of the concept is necessary from the point of view of its background,
observation, genesis, Logic, derivation, experimentation, application, and evolution.
This will require the deep understanding of
(1) Life of Dr. Hahnemann, his experiences, background, philosophical influences.
His values. His journey in life through different phases
(2) Understanding the different edition of Organon along with the difference & evolution of
(3) Homoeopathy: Definition and Scope
(4) Homoeopathy: Relationship to other forms of Therapeutics.
(5) Hahnemannian Concepts: Man Universe, Health, Disease, Recovery and Cure, Causation & Concomitant
(6) Concept of Physician, His mission and ‘Knowledges’
(7) Concept of Law of simple/minimum/single
(8) Concept of Drug proving
(9) Concept of case taking its various Do’s & don,ts
Concept of Symptomatology
(1) Concept of Aetiology in Medicine and its impact on Therapeutics
(2) Concept of Clinical Diagnosis, Nosological Classification of Diseases and
their importance in Homoeopathy
(3) Law of Similars: Evolution, Deduction, and Experimental Proof
(4) Law of Similars: Application and Corollaries
(5) Remedy-Selection: Concept of Individualization; Concept of Totality of Symptoms;
Concept of the Portrait of the Disease (Aphorism 6 of Organon of Medicine’)
(6) Susceptibility and Remedy-Reaction
The topic demands a systematic treatment of Susceptibility and its importance in Health,
Constitution, Diathesis, Disease, Recovery, Cure, Drug-effects, Remedy-effects, Suppression
and Palliation, Local Application and Remedy-regulation. Remedy-reaction is to be studied
in a systematic manner so that the various observations made by Hahnemann, Boenninghausen,
Hering, Kent, Close, Boger, Roberts and others are properly integrated. (See below).
A clear idea of the following is expected:
(a) Observation: Accurate description with appropriate examples.
(b) Interpretation: Understanding of what is happening and why; Prognostic significance;
Appropriate Action: providing a rational link-up with Homoeopathic Posology.
Classification and grouping of various observations is recommended to facilitate rational
understanding, recall, identification at the bed-side followed by proper action.
(7) Remedy Administration: Potency-selection, Repetition, Second Prescription,
Placebo and Remedy Relationship, Concept of the Dynamic Action and the Dose,
Programming of Treatment (Projections into the Future).
(8) Chronic Relapsing States: Hahnemann’s Disease Classification — Acute & Chronic
and the Theory of Chronic Diseases; its interpretation in the light of present knowledge.
Clinical Classification and Identification of the Four Miasmatic Types, their
pre-dispositions and Diseases associated with each Type. Combination of Miasms: Concept,
Implications and Identification. Representation of the Four Miasmatic Types in the
Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Classification of Drugs on Miasmatic Basis.
Homoeopathic Management of Miasmatic Disorders.
(9) Hahnemann & Homoeopathy: Contribution to and Impact on Medicine in General.
Place of Homoeopathy in Medicine.
(ii) HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY
1.To understand the philosophy, background, evolution, derivation, modification,
expansion on the work of Dr. Hahnemann on above concept through the writings &
concepts of various authors. Making comparative study of their statements, work &
understanding the difference between their approaches along with relevant Merits & Demerits.
d. Stuart Close
a. H. A. Robert
b. J. H. Allen
i. M L Dhawale
k. Rajan Shankaran
I. Harris Coulter
(iii) PRACTICE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN MEDICINE:
Integrating the concepts put down by Dr. Hahnemann & further expanded by different
stalwarts & applying it to understand the susceptibility which is responsible for the onset,
evolution of disease and cure.
Detailed application of the knowledge of Organon & Philosophy to different clinical
condition from the clinico-pathologico-miasmatic point of view. All general & systematic disease
keeping causation in view, viz Infection, Immunological & Nutritional. The applied aspects of
the knowledge of Materia Medica along with repertory also needs to be integrated to attain
the philosophical foundation of Homoeopathic practice and education. Here the candidate will
be tested on his knowledge of applied Organon & Philosophy along with other basic concepts in
Homoeopathic philosophy & practice
a. Infectious diseases
b. Environmental & Nutritional disease.
c. Genetic disorders.
d. Chronic diseases
(iv) PRACTICE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN SURGERY AND GYN & OBS:
1. Understanding the application of concepts put down in (I) & ( to decide the approach
in different Surgical, Gynaecological & Obstetric diseases & situations.
2. Understand the clinical-pathological immuno-miasmatic state of different diseases
so that the approach to different diseases with management can be decided.
3. Understanding the concept of Surgery in the light of Supportive management in different
Miasmatic, Mechanical & Obstructive states
4. Pre & Post operative Homoeopathic care.
5. The application aspect of knowledge of Materia Medica along with repertory also
needs to be integrated to attain the philosophical foundation of Homoeopathic practice
and education. Here candidate will be tested on his knowledge of applied Organon and
Philosophy along with other basic concepts in Homoeopathic philosophy & practice.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES
1. Close Stuart: The Genius of Homoeopathy: Lectures and Essays on Homoeopathic Philosophy,
2. Kent, J. T.: Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy
3. Roberts, H. A.: The Principles and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy.
4. Hahnemann, S.: Organon of Medicine, 6th Edition, Translated with Preface by William Boericke,
5. Hahnemann, S.: Organon of Medicine (5th Edition), Translated from the 5th German Edition by Dudgeon,
R. E. Introduction and Commentary by Sarkar, B. K.
6. Hahnemann, S.: The Chronic Diseases, their Peculiar Nature and their Homoeopathic Cure
7. Hahnemann, S.: Lesser Writings.
8. Boenninghausen Von C. M. F.: Lesser Writings,.
9. Boger, C. M.: Studies in the Philosophy of Healing,
10. Boger, C. M.: Collected Works
11. Dunham, Carroll: Homoeopathy, the Science of Therapeutics:A collection of Papers
Elucidating and Illustrating the Principles of Homoeopathy
12. Kent. J. T.: New Remedies, Clinical Cases, Lesser Writings, Aphorisms and Precepts.
13. Kent.J. T. Lesser writings
14. Sircar B. K. Commentary on Organ of Homoeopathy
15. Haehl Richard :Life & Work of Hahnemann Vol.— I & II
16. Hughes Robert :Principles & Practice of Homoeopathy
17. Whitmont E. Psyche & Substance
18. Whitmont E. The Symbolic quest
19. Sankaran R.The Substance of Homoeopathy
20. Sankaran R. The Soul of Homoeopathy
21. Sankaran R. The Spirit of Homoeopathy
22. Sankaran R. The Systems of Homoeopathy
23. Farrington :Lesser writings
24. Dhawale M. L.: Principles ard Practices of Homoeopathy
25. Dhawale M. L.: Perceiving 1
26. Dhawale M L: Life and Living
27. Dhawale M L: ICR Educational Series Booklets 1-10
28. Dhawale M. L: ICR Symposium on Hahnemannian Totality
29. Vithoulkas G. The Science of Homoeopathy
30. Shepherd Dorothy :Magic of Minimum dose
31. Clarke: Constitutional Medicine
32. Boger C M: Principles of Healing
33. Boger C M : Collected Works
34. Allen T. F.: The Chronic Miasms
35. Speight Phyllis: Chronic Miasms
36. Bradford: Life History of Hahnemann Vol 1 & 2
37. Dudgeon: Principles and Practice of Homoeopathy
38. Ortego: The Chronic Miasms
39. Rajendran ES. : New Lights - Lectures on Homoeopathy & Philosophy.
1. The course of study would be for a period of three years. Part I examination will be held at
the end of 1 1/2 years and Part I after three years. The teaching of the specialty subject will
begin from the first year itself.
2. There would be regular internal evaluation in the form of evaluation of written assignments,
presentation at seminars and journal clubs and maintenance and processing of case records and
clinical activities like acquisition of skills and ward work on the standard format.
3. The examination will be held after three years, the details of which are appended below.
4. Guidelines for thesis are also appended separately
NOTE: As per the CCH recommendations in the new PG notification, a thorough knowledge of
deeper understanding in the recent advances made and discernible in the subjects,
keeping in view the tenets of Homoeopathy, shall be required in the following topics, namely: -
1. Dynamics and methods of case taking.
2. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of diseases with various physical, clinical .
and laboratory findings.
3. Analysis and synthesis of cases with Hahnemannian evolutional totality.
4. Selection of medicine including repertorisation and comparative study of Materia Medica.
5. Selection of Potency and dose.
6. Second prescription.
7. Remedy response and prognosis.
Management of the cases in general, therapeutic and accessory treatment in which case
oriented method of study shall be adopted by integrating all disciplines.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
A.1 Theory examination shall comprise 2 written papers; each of 100 marks
(Total 200 marks). Passing shall be separate for theory.
A.2 Each paper will be divided in to two parts of 50 each and shall consist of two patterns of
(a) SAQs (b) LAOs in the ratio 30:40 Each part will have
SAQ shall be 03 each of 5 mark = 15
SAQs shall be 03 each of 5 marks 15
LAOs shall be 02 each of 10 marks = 20
Total Marks : 50
Time duration for each paper shall be 3 hours.
A.3. Three examiners (Out of which at least 2 are external) shall value the papers
A.4. ‘Passing’ shall be considered as score of 100 more marks out of total 200.
Passing shall be separate for theory.
Section I:Hahnemannian concept of Homoeopathy —1
Section II:Hahnemannian concept of Homoeopathy —2
Section I:Homoeopathic Philosophy
Section II:Practice of Homoeopathy in Medicine.
Practice of Homoeopathy in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
B. 1) 3 Examiners out of which 2 are External
B. 2) Clinical =Long Case = 1 = 60 Marks (1 hr.)
=Short Case = 1 = 40 Marks (1 hr.)
C. Viva Voce: Amongst 3 examiners the marks shall be equally divided under four heads
covering all the aspects of general medicine as de scribed in syllabus above. They
can be broadly divided into four heads as below:
Hahnemannian concept of
Marks max. 25
Hahnemannian concept of
Practice of Homeopathy in,br>
Medicine, Surgery and (10 min) Gynaecology
Marks max. 25
Viva & practical: 50%marks is allotted for homoeopathic application
Total marks: Cases 100
Viva 100 = 200 marks
Separate passing in individual heads A, B & C is essential to pass in Examination.