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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
(i) CASE TAKING:
(A) Dynamics & Methods:
Detailed study of the following concepts and its application in Homoeopathic Practice
a. Objective of case taking -
b. Methodology & Concept -
1. Models of Interviewing-Medical Model, Psycho-social Model
2. Unprejudiced observation
3. Cross section study of the patient
4. Longitudinal study of the patient
5. Diagnosis of diseases
6. Diagnosis of patient
7. Diagnosis of remedy
8. Concept of case record — system
2. Interview Structure
3. Interview Process
a. Initiation b. Body c. Conclusion
4. Obstacle and anticipated difficulties
5. Indiscretions to be avoided
6. How to Do It- Techniques and Patterns of Interventions in different situations and
category of patients
(b) Case Analysis:
1. Understanding the study of Symptomatology in detail along with the Miasmatic understanding
2. Applying this knowledge to analysis of the case from different perspectives
a. Symptom & sign
b. Location-sensation-modalities-concomitant (Complete symptom)
d. MIND - emotion/intellect/behaviour/subconscious
e. Common & characteristics
f. Chief & Associated Complaint
g. Generals / Particulars
h. Complete / incomplete
i. Recent /old / acute/ chronic a) A/F , < ,>
A. Writing down the importance of anamnesis in case taking & its Analysis.
B. To understand the Hering’s law of cure & its application in management of cases.
(d) Evaluation of Symptoms:
I One needs to understand the concepts used in evaluation & its application. Why & how of it.
2. Understanding the different concepts used by different authors i.e. Kent, Boger, and Boennighusen
for evaluation of symptom
(II) REPERTORIES & REPERTORISATION:
A. Source and origin of the repertory:
Historical Background: Detailed understanding of the historical evolution of repertories,
their Scope & Limitations. The different repertories & their evolution along with concepts,
philosophy & necessity of these repertories. Understanding the different concepts used by
different authors in construction & evolution of these repertories.
Boenninghausen’s earliest repertory and Boenninghausen’s approach
Doctrine of analogy
Concept of concomitant symptoms
Opposition to Boenninghausen’s philosophy and decline of his repertory
The new school and Kent’s repertory
Kent’s criticism of Boenninghausen
Boenninghausen’s influence on Kent’s repertory
From Hahnemann →Boenninghausen → Kent → Boger →Newer repertories- Synthetic — Synthesis-Complete- Murphy.
The critical study of these repertories from different angles, their utility, advantages and
disadvantages, scope and limitations.
B. Different types of Repertorisation:
I. Study of different individual groups of repertory
Structure / plan / organization
Limits, limitations & adaptability
Types of repertories
Special or regional repertories
a. Standard Repertories Boenninghausen, Boger, Kent (along with Kunzli, Pierre Schmidt’s
Synthetic and Roger Von Zandervorts Complete repertory.)
b. General Repertories — Gentry, Knerr and Roberts. Their utility
in Homoeopathic education and practice
c. Card Repertories: Boger and Kishore Repertories- Card repertory: History and development
of different card repertories and classification. Plan, Construction, Philosophical background,
working method, clinical Uses, advantages and disadvantages of Kishore’s cards.
d. Special or regional or particular group of repertory:
Bell’s diarrhoea, H. C. Allen’s fever, Minton's uterine disease, Berridge’s Eye
and Douglass skin A systematic methodical study of the above groups repertory and
their adaptability and clinical area of uses.
2. Terminologies of repertory: Interpretation and analysis of terminology used in
Boenninghausen, Kent, Boger and their applications in the light of modern knowledge.
3. Repertorisation: Different methods described in different authentic writings, advantages
and disadvantages and clinical application — Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, Kent, Boger, Farrington,
M. L. Tyler, Dr. M. L. Dhawale.
4. Computer: Basic knowledge of computer application — Homoeopathic repertorisation. Knowledge of
software packages available (Hompath, Radar and Mac) and their uses. Advantages and disadvantages
of Homoeopathic Software package.
C. Merits & Demerits:
i.e. advantages & limitation, demerits of different repertory in detail with comparative study.
D. Concepts, Method and Technique of Repertorisation:
Studying in detail the concept philosophy, methodology, application, scope & limitation of different
method of repertorisation mainly;
Evaluation of symptoms
Analysis & synthesis
Doctrine of analogy
Boenninghausen’s concept of totality
Kent’s concept of totality
Boger’s concept of totality
Integrated, dynamic and evolutionary
concept of Hahnemannian totality
Reportorial representation and differentiation
Repertorisation — a technique
Case — selection
Case — taking
Case — recording
Case — synthesis
Reportorial representation and differentiation
Relationship of remedies
E. Practice of Homoeopathy in medicine:
Use of rep1ortorial knowledge in application & management of different medicinal condition
from stand point of view of clinico-pathologic-Miasm correlation from case taking → evaluation
Totality → Repertorisation.
F. Practice of Homoeopathy in Surgery, Gyn & Obs:
Application of Knowledge of case taking → case processing → Analysis → evaluation → Rep.
Totality -→with uses of different approaches - Repertorisation. Study of repertory — to understand
different rubrics & its application in field of Surgery, OBG & Gynaec.
1. Feinstein A. R: Clinical Judgement
2. Enngel and Morgan: Interviewing the patient. Saunders
3. Sullivan H. The Psychiatric Interview
4. Braunwald et al: Harrison’s Textbook of Medicine
5. Colby: A primer for Psychotherapists
6. Wolberg: Techniques of Psychotherapy
I . J, T. Kent (Enriched Indian Edition)- Repertory of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica
2. Frederik Schoryens -Synthesis
3. Robin Murphy -Homoeopathic Medical Repertory
4. Barthel and Klunker- Synthetic Repertory
5. Allen T. F- Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book
6. C. M. Boger- Boenninghausen’s characteristics and Repertory
7. Gentry W. D- Concordance Repertory of the Materia Medica
B. Knerr C. B- Repertory of Hering’s Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica
9. Jugal Kishore - Card Repertory
10. Phatak SR- Concise Repertory of Homoeopathy
11. Neatby Edwin M:-Index of aggravations and ameliorations
12. HeringC- Analytical Repertory of the symptoms of the mind
13. Clarke. J. H -Clinical Repertory
14. Dockx and Kokelenberg- Kent’s Comparative Repertory of the Hom. Materia Medica
15. Roberts Herbert -Sensation-as if
IS. Gallavardin J. P- Repertory of Psychic Medicines with Materia Medica
17. Bidwell G. L- How to use the repertory
18. Bell James - Homeopathic therapeutics of diarrhoea
19. Allen H. C.- Therapeutics of Fever
20. Berridge E.W- Complete Repertory on the diseases of eyes
21. Douglas M. E.- Skin Diseases
22. Minton - Uterine Therapeutics
23. Farrington E. A.- Lesser Writings with Therapeutics
24. Tyler M. L - Repertorising
25. Boger C. M.- Synoptic key to Materia Medica with repertory
626. BogerC. M. - Time of remedies and moon phases
27. Boericke W - Boericke’s Materia Medica with repertory
28. Norton A. B - Opthalmic diseases and therapeutics
29. Ostrum H. T- Leucorrhoea
30. Tiwari Shashikant - Essentials of Repertorisation
31. MunirAhmed - Introducion to principles of Repertorisation
1. The course of study would be for a period of three years. Part I examination will be held
at the end of 11/2 years and Part II 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
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
(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
LAQs 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 atleast2 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: Case taking—Dynamics, methods, analysis,
Anamnesis and Evaluation of symptoms
Section II :1.Source and Origin of repertories
2. Different types of repertories
Section I:-. Methods of Repertorization
Section II: 1. Practice of Homoeopathy in Medicine.
2. Practice of Homoeopathy in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
B. 1)3 Examiners out of which 2 are External
8. 2) Clinical =Long Case = I = 60 Marks (1 hr.) Short Case = 1=40 Marks (I hr.)
C. Viva Voce:
Amongst 3 examiners the marks shall be equally divided under four heads covering all
the aspects of general medicine as described in syllabus above. They can be broadly
divided into four heads as below:
ractice of Origin of repertories
Different types Repertorization Practice of Homeopathy in methods,
Type of repertories Medicine,
Surgery Anamnesis and Gynaecology Evaluation of symptoms
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 Passing.