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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
Homoeopathic Pharmacy is a branch of medical science related to the total comprehension
of Origin, Source, Classification, Identification, Properties, Preparation, Potentisation,
Preservation, Methods of Proving on the basis of Homeopathic principles, Systematic recording,
Reproving, Clinical verification, Compiling Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory and enlarging
the disease producing and disease curing properties of every substance used as remedy.
This also includes knowledge of pharmaceutical industry.
ii. Knowledge of drug substance
iii. Drug proving
v. Pharmaceutical industry rules & regulations of drugs and cosmetic act, India,
Medico-legal aspects of Pharmacy.
Homoeopathic Law of Similars operates on the basis of principle of Individualisation, Susceptibility-
and Dynamisation. Laws on which it operates are Law of Simple. Single and Minimum. Integrated
knowledge of all the above laws and principles in pharmacy.
How Dr. Hahnemann arrived at the conclusion of above laws and principles through his experience.
Hahnemann instructions in Drug Preparation, Potentisation and Proving. Instructions on administration
of medicines and do’s and don'ts while administrating the medicine. His experience on potency i.e.
Decimal and Millesimal, logic behind Potentisation. Further development in Posology from the time of
Hahnemann till today.
II. KNOWLEDGE OF DRUG SUBSTANCE:
A. Detailed study of all the medicinal substance available under following heads
Historical Mythological Traditional, House-hold utility & therapeutic use of these drugs substances
Classification - kingdom wise, Physiology, Toxicological & Specific Therapeutic wise, Identification
of Chemical. Toxicological, Physiological, Biological Properties & total contents & Ingredients of
each medicine. Total knowledge of Pace, Depth, Intensity & Miasmatic action of every drug. Common
names and abbreviations of all the Drugs.
B. Standardization of drugs and vehicles through analytical methods and techniques.
Biological, mechanical, chemical, toxicological properties and characteristics. Laboratory methods
of drug study. Medical and non-medical uses of drugs. Differentiating the drug action of common medical
substance used by other systems of medicine.
III. A. Drug proving:
Total knowledge of
(I) Drug Substance
(2) Proving Team
(3) Recording System
(5) Publication Authentic Materia Medica & Repertory
(6) Drug proving of 5 drugs of different sources
(7) Reproving 5 proved drugs Authentically under the Guidance of Guide.
(8) Methods of Standardization of Homoeopathic Drugs.
B. Sphere of action and affinities of Homoeopathic Drugs.
Mode of Administration-Instructions during administration of Homoeopathic Medicine, Methods of
prescribing Homoeopathic Medicine, Rules & Regulations. Posology includes knowledge of principles,
types of potencies and the level of action of the drug and detailed study of how homoeopathic medicine
act in all the patients, and proves, at all the times in both the sexes and at anytime and age. A Post
Graduate student should know the duration of action of medicine from the available sources.
V. EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY.
VI. DRUGS LAWS AND LEGISLATION RELATING TO HOMOEOPATHIC PHARMACY:
A basic idea about the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 (23 of 1940); The Prevention of illicit traffic in
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1988, (46 of 1988); The Drugs (Control) Act, 1950,
(26 of 1950); The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act, 1954(21 of 1954);
The Medicinal and Toilet Preparation (Excise Duties) Act, 1955(16 of 1955);The Poisons Act,
1919(12 of 1919);The Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 (59 of 1973); and The Pharmacy Act, 1948,
(8 of 1948);
A general idea about the rules and regulations made under the aforesaid Central Acts on the subject
and concerned State Acts, rules and regulations.
VII. Industrial Pharmacy:
He should be in know how of Manufacturing homoeopathic Medicines in terms of Indian Laws,
Rules & Regulations of Manufacturing Methods, Packaging, Marketing and Advertising. An industrial account
of production management legal control Iayout of building, finance management, material management,
production planning and control, sales fore-casting and safety measures in Pharmaceutical industry
should be discussed. He should give detailed study of 3 Pharmaceutical, Laboratories after actual visit,
critically, evaluating & differentiating their methods of manufacturing.He must learn a detailed account of
Pharmaceutical apparatus involved in this area and their application in Pharmacy and also must learn
sterilization procedures and methods of standardization of Homoeopathic Medicines.
Detail knowledge of various Pharmacopoeia like:
1. Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India [ (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.)
2. Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States [HPUS]
3. German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia [HAS]
4. British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia [BHP]
5. M. Bhattacharya and Co.'s Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia
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 II after three years. The teaching of the speciality 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 tie standard format.
3. There would be regular internal evaluation on lab and herbarium activities.
4. The examination will be held after three years, the details of which are appended below.
5. Guidelines for thesis are also appended separately
Books for Reference:
I. Organon of Medicine, 6th Edition by- Dr. Hahnemann
2. The Chronic Diseases by - Dr. Hahnemann
3. Provings-planning and protocol by - Nagpau V.M. BHJ Vol.76 - Apr 1987.
4. Errors in Drug Proving - by P.P.Wells
5. The Controlled Clinical Trial by - Coulter H.L.
6. Hitherto Unpublished original provings by Hahnemann by - Haehl Ft The Homoeopathic
World November I923
7. Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy by - Lackmann.
8.. Drug laws by-Mehra
9. Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 by- Vijay Malik.
10. Medicinal Plants— Nadkarnis Indian Materia Medica. Vol. I & I
11.The Wealth of India, CSIR Publications. Vol.1 to XI.
12. Indian Medicinal plants by - Basu. Vol. It Vill.
13. Hand book of Experimental Pharmacology by- Ghosh.
14. Text book of Experimental Pharmacology by - S.K.Kulkarni.
15. Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants by T Dr. KS. Gopi.
16. Homoeopathic Pharmacy by—Dr.Sumith Goel.
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 into two parts of 50 each and shall consist of two patterns of questions.
(b) LAQs 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 at least 2 are external) shall value the papers
A.4. Passing shall be considered as score of 100 marks out of total 200. Passing shall be separate
Section I: 1. Philosophy
2. Knowledge of Drug substance
Section II:1. Drugs Standardization
2. Drug Proving
Section I:1. Experimental Pharmacology
2. Industrial Pharmacy
Section II: 1. Drug Laws and Legislation relating to Homoeopathic Pharmacy.
2. Various Pharmacopoeia
B. 1)3 Examiners out of which 2 are External
B. 2) Practical examination for 100 Marks
C. Viva Voce:
Amongst 3 examiners the marks shall be equally divided under four heads covering all
the aspects of Homoeopathic Pharmacy as described in syllabus above. They can be broadly
divided into four heads as below:
Knowledge of Drug
Industrial Pharmacy and substance & Stdisation
Viva & practical: 50%marks is allotted for homoeopathic application
Total marks: Practical 100, Viva 100 = 200 marks
Separate passing in individual heads A, B & C is essential to pass in Examination.