Homoeopathic Materia Medica

Homoeopathic Materia Medica is one of the core subjects in the BHMS curricula and is taught in First, Second, Third and Final BHMS. Our Materia Medica is differently constructed as compared to other Materia Medica Homoeopathy considers that on essential and complete knowledge of the drug action as a whole can be obtained only by experimenting the drugs on healthy human beings so that it is possible to view all the date in relation to the psychosomatic whole of a person.

A proper knowledge of the drug substances and its actions is essential for every students and helps him to be good prescriber the students are taught to study each drug synthetically, analytically and comparatively so that they can master the science and art of becoming a good physician.

In the first year, introductory lecture are given on the nature and scope of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, the sources the ways of studying the drug substances drug proving, the Biochemic system etc are taught.

In the second BHMS, more polychromes are included and the students are encouraged to study the drugs for various clinical conditions by comparisons.

Emphasis is given on neurological and therapeutic diagnoses from Homoeopathic point of view. The therapeutic application of Materia Medica is demonstrable from cases in the outdoor and hospital wades.

The Materia Medica department is provided with a departmental library. Different charts about Materia Medica in general and various drug substances and their relationships are displayed in the department also some come specimens with a note on their therapeutic applicability is on display.

Tutorials are conducted in small groups so that students can interact with their teachers more and learn case discussions group discussions, sharing different ideas, improving the knowledge by reading several books, getting good clinical experiences is the sole aim of this department which enable the students to become good physicians.

Teaching Staff

Name Designation Qualification
Hom. Materia Medica
Dr. Chitra Krishnan HOD & Professor BHMS
Dr. Jay H Shah Asoc. Prof M.D.(Hom)
Dr. Shweta Bhavsar Assistant Professor M.D.(Hom)
Dr. Mahavrat Patel Associate Professor M.D.(Hom)

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