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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Botanical Medicine - MSc (BM) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand botanical medicine degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All botanical medicine classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (BM) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Toronto, Canada, once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (BM) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Botanical Medicine?

    Health care professionals such as osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, physicians, athletic therapists, massage therapists & naturopaths regularly use botanical medicine to help their patients. World Health Organization estimates that over 67% of the world population use botanical medicine as the primary choice of treatment. Botanical medicine refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Botanical Medicine 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 show the value of botanical medicine in the treating and preventing disease. Currently in North America even physicians prescribe on average 8 botanical products per day. Currently30 % of all medications still contain active constituents derived from plants.


    Why Choose to Study Botanical Medicine at NUMSS?


    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Botanical Medicine. This program is ideal for the working health professionals 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 MSc in Botanical Medicine without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (BM) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Botanical Medicine is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree i n 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Botanical Medicine (1 year FT, 1280 hours total € 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    BM501 Fundamentals of Botanical Medicine BP502 Practical Botanical Pharmacy
    MB501 Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders I BC502 Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills I
    PP501 Botany & Plant Identification AP502 Applied Phytotherapeutics
    BC501 Botanical Medicine Clinical Skills I MB502 Botanical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders II
    MM501 Botanical Medicine Materia Medica TH502 Thesis & Research project