Introduction to Unani Medicine (Level 1)

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Introduction to Unani Medicine

About the Course

The Unani Medicine has a status of global medicine travelled across the civilizations, cultures, geographies and regions. Unani medicine having its roots in Egyptian and Mesopotamian traditions (3000 BC) was founded on its philosophical principles by the ancient Greek (500 BC). It was developed and flourished mainly in the Islamic Civilization by the Arabs, Europeans (Spain), Central Asians, Persians and lastly in the Indian subcontinent.

Course Team

Dr Rafaqt Rashid

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director at Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Professor Syed Shakir Jamil

(School of Unani Medicine, Jamia Hamdard and Former DG, CCRUM)

Dr Iftekhar Ahmad Saifi

( Doctor of Naturopathy, Dubai, UAE ,
BUMS (India)
ND (USA)
INM Clinic Dubai, UAE)

Professor Kunwar Mohammad Yousuf Amin

(Professor, Pharmacology, Aligarh Muslim University)
AT A GLANCE

Completely Online

Duration: 4 Months

3:00PM TO 5:00PM GMT

Video Recordings Available

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Starts on September 5th, 2020.

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4th September 2020

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Lecturers

dr rafaqat rashid

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director at Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Professor Syed Shakir Jamil

(School of Unani Medicine, Jamia Hamdard and Former DG, CCRUM)

Dr Iftekhar Ahmad Saifi

( Doctor of Naturopathy, Dubai, UAE ,
BUMS (India)
ND (USA)
INM Clinic Dubai, UAE)

Professor Kunwar Mohammad Yousuf Amin

(Professor, Pharmacology, Aligarh Muslim University)

Modules

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o Introduction to the course
o Key Objectives
o Key Learning Outcomes
o Teaching Method
o Schedule & Assessment
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o Introduction, Definition, Aims and Objectives
o Historical Evolution of Unani System of Medicine
o Contribution of Muslim Scholar to Unani System of Medicine
o Unani System of Medicine - Global Scenarios
o Infrastructure and Network of Unani System of Medicine Worldwide
o Key Terminologies
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o Development of Concepts
o Basic Principles
o The Concept of Physics (Tabiat)
o Introduction to The Seven Natural Factors (Al-Umoor Al-Tabiyah)
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o Elements (Arkaan): Definition, Types and Importance
o Humours (Akhlat): Definition, Types, Importance
o Temperament (Mizaj): Definition, Types and Importance
o Organs (Aza): Introduction, Types, Importance
o Pneumas (Arwah): Introduction, Types, Importance
o Faculties (Quwa): Introduction, Types, Importance
o Functions (Afal): Introduction, Types, Importance
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o The Basics of Pathology
o Disease Process
o The Principles of Diagnosis
o The Principles of Treatment
o Key Terminologies
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o Holistic Approach to Health and Disease
o Six Essential Factors (Asbabe Sitta Zarooriya)
o Lifestyle Management
o Prophylactic Drugs
o Key Terminologies
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o Regimens related with the atmosphere (climate and ecology)
o Dietotherapy
o Regimental Therapy
o Cupping
o Leaching
o Venesection
o Turkish Bath
o Massage
o Purgation
o Emesis
o Other Methods of Regimental Therapy
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o Dietotherapy
o Pharmacotherapy
o Concoctive and Purgative therapy
o Surgery
o Key Terms
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o Principles of Drug Action
o Temperament of Drugs
o Categories of Drugs
o Pharmaceutics
o Specific Processing of Drugs
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o Standardisation and Quality Control
o Drug Regulation and Licensing
o Essential Drugs List
o Commonly Used Medicinal Plants in Unani System of Medicine
o Quality Assessment of Medicinal Plants & Pharmaco-vigilance
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o Key Similarities
o Key Differences
o Key Issues in Modern Medicine
o Key Issues in Unani Medicine
o The Way Forward
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o Career Advice
o Key Opportunities
o Further Education
o Self-Practice & Regulation
o Key Challenges
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Main Modules 

1. Introduction

  • Introduction to the course
  • Key Objectives
  • Key Learning Outcomes
  • Teaching Method
  • Schedule & Assessment

2. Introduction to Unani Medicine

  • Introduction, Definition, Aims and Objectives
  • Historical Evolution of Unani System of Medicine
  • Contribution of Muslim Scholar to Unani System of Medicine
  • Unani System of Medicine – Global Scenarios
  • Infrastructure and Network of Unani System of Medicine Worldwide
  • Key Terminologies

3. Fundamentals of Unani System of Medicine

  • Development of Concepts
  • Basic Principles
  • The Concept of Physics (Tabiat)
  • Introduction to The Seven Natural Factors (Al-Umoor Al-Tabiyah)

4. The Seven Natural Factors (Al-Umoor Al-Tabiyah)

  • Elements (Arkaan): Definition, Types and Importance
  • Humours (Akhlat): Definition, Types, Importance
  • Temperament (Mizaj): Definition, Types and Importance
  • Organs (Aza): Introduction, Types, Importance
  • Pneumas (Arwah): Introduction, Types, Importance
  • Faculties (Quwa): Introduction, Types, Importance
  • Functions (Afal): Introduction, Types, Importance

5. Disease, Diagnosis & Treatment in Unani Medicine

  • The Basics of Pathology
  • Disease Process
  • The Principles of Diagnosis
  • The Principles of Treatment
  • Key Terminologies

6. Preventive and Promotive Healthcare

  • Holistic Approach to Health and Disease
  • Six Essential Factors (Asbabe Sitta Zarooriya)
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Prophylactic Drugs
  • Key Terminologies

7. Therapeutic Approaches in Unani Medicine– Part One

  • Regimental Therapy
  • Cupping
  • Leaching
  • Venesection
  • Turkish Bath
  • Massage
  • Purgation
  • Emesis
  • Other Methods of Regimental Therapy

8. Therapeutic Approaches in Unani Medicine – Part Two

  • Dietotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Concoctive and Purgative therapy
  • Surgery
  • Key Terms

9. Drugs in Unani Medicine (Part One)

  • Principles of Drug Action
  • Temperament of Drugs
  • Categories of Drugs
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Specific Processing of Drugs

10. Drugs in Unani Medicine (Part Two)

  • Standardisation and Quality Control
  • Drug Regulation and Licensing
  • Essential Drugs List
  • Commonly Used Medicinal Plants in Unani System of Medicine
  • Quality Assessment of Medicinal Plants & Pharmaco-vigilance

11. Unani Medicine Vs Modern Medicine – Comparative Analysis

  • Key Similarities
  • Key Differences
  • Key Issues in Modern Medicine
  • Key Issues in Unani Medicine
  • The Way Forward

12. Career in Unani Medicine

  • Career Advice
  • Key Opportunities
  • Further Education
  • Self-Practice & Regulation
  • Key Challenges

Course Overview

The Unani Medicine has a status of global medicine travelled across the civilizations, cultures, geographies and regions. Unani medicine having its roots in Egyptian and Mesopotamian traditions (3000 BC) was founded on its philosophical principles by the ancient Greek (500 BC). It was developed and flourished mainly in the Islamic Civilization by the Arabs, Europeans (Spain), Central Asians, Persians and lastly in the Indian subcontinent.

Al Balagh Academy is offering this online course to introduce the students to the theories and practices of Unani medicine to provide a foundation for all future studies. The course aims to enhance the understanding of health and disease from Unani medical perspective and to give the students an amazing knowledge of a traditional approach that is unsurpassed in modern medical approaches.
This course will cover the historical evolution of Unani medicine, basic concepts of Unani medicines, such as the body, the Seven Natural Principles, the Four Elements, the Four States of Matter, temperament and the four Humours. Further, understand its origin and its relation with Islamic medical tradition. The course will also briefly explore the maintenance of health (The Six Essential Causes, Balance and Imbalance, concepts of disease and cure, the disease process, stages of the disease, methods of diagnosis and principles of treatment) and Psychological Profiles.
The focus is to provide a knowledge background of life and health from the Unani medicinal approach and its relationship with mankind, nature and social environment.
There is a strong demand for alternatives of conventional medicine, because of concerns of safety, efficacy, and an inclination towards more “natural” products. Considering the need for trained professionals in the field of Unani medicine, this course provides an excellent foundation to progress studying Unani medicine in detail.

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Learning Objectives

The key objectives of this course are:

  • To provide detailed information about the medical tradition of Unani medicine.
  • To enhance knowledge of Unani medicine and how to apply this in practice.
  • To improve the understanding of human nature through the study of fundamentals Unani Medicine especially temperament.
  • To provide a more natural approach to conventional medical application.
  • To facilitate an understanding of health and disease from an Unani medical perspective.
  • To explain the similarities and differences between Unani Medicine and the other medical approaches.

 

Learning Outcome

On completion of this course, the students will:

  • Have a better understanding of the tradition of Unani medicine.
  • Be acquainted with the fundamentals of Unani medicine and its usage in practical life.
  • Understand human nature through the study of the four temperaments.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge of an alternative medicine that is commonly used in Muslim communities.
  • Be educated about health and disease from Unani medical perspective. 
  • Learn the similarities and differences between Unani Medicine and the other medical approaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is by no means compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can access the Discussion board on myAlbalagh or discuss via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.

 

 

Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the MyAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of MyAlBalagh.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

 

 

How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our student support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

 

 

Does Al Balagh Academy issue certificates?
Yes. Al Balagh is a UK based NGO Academy issuing our Academy certificates for all our courses, with an exception of a few university accredited courses.

 

 

When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.

 

 

What is the eligibility criteria for Scholarship?
Please visit our scholarship page for more details. (Hyperlink AlBalagh Scholarship page)

If you are still facing issues, kindly contact our helpdesk team at [email protected]
Download MyAlBalagh mobile app from Playstore or Appstore to play or download (for offline viewing) all the completed recordings and PPT.

 

When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlbalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

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