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Thank you for your interest in the 100% online on-demand accelerated botanical medicine (also known as phytotherapy or herbology) degree program offered by the National University of Medical Sciences (USA). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS (USA) and ask us any questions you may have. All botanical medicine classes are online on-demand (there is no campus based program). This program is available worldwide to all who satisfy the required prerequisites regardless of their nationalities. Tuition is kept affordable at $3,850 per semester.
The online video lecture classes are available on-demand to be watched once you are issued a password and user ID. They can be paused, and viewed as often as needed. You need high speed internet to be able to watch the video lectures online. You will also receive an external hard drive that includes all the video lectures for this program that enables you to view the video lectures offline.
Canadian NUMSS (USA) students are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from the Canadian Revenue Agency as NUMSS (USA) is accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government.
Why Study Botanical Medicine?
Health care professionals such as osteopathic manual practitioners, osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, physicians, athletic therapists, massage therapists & naturopaths regularly use herbs to help their patients who suffer from neuromusculoskeletal and joint disorders. World Health Organization estimates that over 67% of the world population use botanical medicine as the primary choice of treatment & that it is practiced in all countries. Botanical medicine refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal & health purposes. This is one of the oldest medical systems in the world dating back to the beginning of history and now it is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research prove the value of herbs and botanical medicine in the treating and preventing disease. Currently in North America even physicians prescribe on average eight botanical products per day. Currently30% of all medications still contains active constituents derived from plants. Graduate may seek employment with established clinics or open their own botanical medicine private clinic.
Why Choose to Study Botanical Medicine at NUMSS (USA)?
Because NUMSS (USA) offers a clinically based, applied, practical, unique and affordable 100% online on-demand accelerated Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM). This program is ideal for the working people as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a DBM without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS DBM program tuition is kept low ($3,850 per semester) to make the program affordable to all students in every corner of the world, no matter what countries they are from.
The DBM is an entry level accelerated program that students can enter directly without the need for prior university education or prior health education. As it is an accelerated program it can be completed in a shorter time as more lectures are added per semester to allow students to complete the program in a shorter time. The prerequisite to enter the Doctor Botanical Medicine (DBM) is having a high school diploma (grade 12) or equivalent. This degree can be taken as a dual or triple degree program with any of the other programs offered by NUMSS (USA). The category 3 students (physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, degree level osteopathic manual practitioners & physiotherapists) are able to complete the DBM in 6 months (1 semester). Category 2 students (massage therapists, homeopaths, diploma level osteopathic manual practitioners, acupuncturists, & kinesiologists) can earn the DBM in 1 year (2 semesters). Category 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 2 years to obtain the DBM.
Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM) Curriculum
There are 3 different curriculums for the DBM program:
Curriculum for category 1 DBM students (2 years, 4 semesters)
|1st Year(1st Semester)||1st Year(2nd Semester)||2nd Year(3rd Semester)||2nd Year(4th Semester)|
|HA101 Human Anatomy||MM102 Medical Microbiology||RX201 Principles of Radiology & X-ray Diagnosis||BC202 Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills|
|HP101 Human Physiology||PA102 Pathology||BM201 Fundamentals of Botanical Medicine||BP202 Practical Botanical Pharmacy|
|CR101 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)||IM102 Immunology||MM201 Botanical Medicine Materia Medica||AP202 Applied Phytotherapeutics|
|NA101 Neuro Anatomy||DS102 Diagnosis & Symptomology||PP201 Botany & Plant Identification||MB202 Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders|
|CN101 Clinical Nutrition||ND102 Neuro-Diagnosis||HP201 Herbology Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence||TH202 Thesis & Research project|
Curriculum for category 2 DBM students (1 year, 2 semesters)
|1st Year(1st Semester)||1st Year(2nd Semester)|
|BM201 Fundamentals of Botanical Medicine||BP202 Practical Botanical Pharmacy|
|RX201 Principles of Radiology & X-ray Diagnosis||BC202 Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills|
|PP201 Botany & Plant Identification||AP202 Applied Phytotherapeutics|
|HP201 Herbology Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence||MB202 Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders|
|MM201 Botanical Medicine Materia Medica||CN202 Clinical Nutrition|
|DS201 Diagnosis & Symptomology||TH202 Thesis & Research project|
Curriculum for category 3 DBM students (6 months, 1 semester)
|BM201 Fundamentals of Botanical Medicine|
|MM201 Botanical Medicine Materia Medica|
|AP201 Applied Phytotherapeutics|
|PP201 Botany & Plant Identification|
|BC201 Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills|
|MB201 Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders|
|BP201 Practical Botanical Pharmacy|
|TH201 Research project & Thesis|
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