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Unani medicine is emerging as a popular choice for students
An emerging area within the field of medical science that is rapidly growing is unani medicine. In keeping with the rising demand for medicines and consequently medical experts of this stream, colleges too have started offering the Bachelor’s of Unani Medicine and Surgery Degree.
“India has a rich heritage of traditional / complimentary or alternative systems of medicine. Realising its strength in these systems, health planners in India, in the recent past, have focused their attention on their research and development. As far as the popularity of unani is concerned, it is widely practiced across the country and also in the Indian sub – continent region. The system is competitive enough with cost – effective regimen and a gives a considerably good speed of recovery,” says Firdous A Wani, registrar, Jamia Hamdard University.
At various levels of study, students are taught and trained in anatomy and physiology, the fundamentals of unani medicine, unani pharmacology, clinical medicine and diagnostics with unani and modern methods, a detailed knowledge and understanding of the subjects like internal medicine, disorders of eye and ENT, surgery, obstetrics / gynaecology and paediatrics, among others.
The five – and – a – half – year programme includes a year of compulsory rotatory internship programme through which students put into practice what they learn in classrooms. “Students are also trained and groomed through various extra – curricular activities like interfaculty and inter – university debates, quiz and other such competitive events,” says Wani.
After completing the BUMS course, graduates have the option of pursuing a PG course. Alternately, they may get absorbed as medical officers in state and central government institutions like CGHS, MCD, state health departments, primary health centres, dispensaries, etc. Graduates may also be appointed as assistant professors / lecturers at government as well as private teaching colleges. They can also start their private practice in clinics, polyclinics and nursing homes.
The university has 50 seats for the programme. Eligible students should have completed their Senior Secondary School ( XII / intermediate ) examination with physics, chemistry and biology from CBSE or any other examination recognized by Jamia Hamdard as equivalent, securing at least 50% marks in the aggregate as well as in physics, chemistry and biology.
They should also have proficiency in Urdu Language, which is comparable to the High School ( class X ) standard in addition to knowledge of English.