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 Diploma in Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine (Unani Tibb)

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Why Natural Health?

The unhealthy lifestyle that most people lead causes poor health, poverty and frustration. Public healthcare is in crisis. Chronic diseases are causing millions of deaths yearly, as well as sabotaging quality of life for hundreds of millions more. 

A solution to these ongoing crises? A wisdom-based, time-tested and living tradition of healthcare and medicine - Unani Tibb. From this perspective, true health is the result of human beings living in a state of wholeness and balance by returning to the natural order.

Tibb is an Arabic word which literally means “nature”. It is a tradition of healthcare and medicine whose synthesis was in the crucible of the Middle East, and integrates elements from Egypt, India, China and Classical Greece (in Arabic, the word Unani means 'Greek'). 

Some of the most illustrious names such as Hippocrates of Greece, Galen of Rome, Ar-Razi of Persia, Ibn Al-Baytar of Andalusia, Spain, Maimonides of Cairo, Egypt, and Ibn Sina (Avicenna) were practitioners and teachers of Unani Tibb: Whole-Person Healthcare & Medicine.

40 Years of Dedicated Service

The College of Medicine and Healing Arts offers the Diploma in Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine programme in the UK and internationally for those who wish to practice Unani Tibb as a professional. The training provided by the College is the most authentic training of Unani Tibb, provided in traditional practices incorporating appropriate modern knowledge and skills.

The College's Principal M Salim Khan has spent 40 years of dedicated service learning, practicing, teaching, and sharing the tradition of Unani Tibb: Whole-Person Healthcare & Medicine.

The Diploma in Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine is a unique opportunity to benefit in-person, directly from M Salim Khan and his rich legacy of work in practice and teaching.

Hakim M Salim Khan Portrait

M Salim Khan M.D. (M.A.) M.H. D.O.
Herbalist, Naturopath, Iridologist

Principal of the College with 40 years experience practicing and teaching natural health. Master herbalist, nutritionist, iridologist. President of three professional associations.

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Overview + Entry Requirements 

Life Balance Stones

STAGE 1: LIFE BALANCE & HEALTHY LIVING

  • Become acquainted with the philosophy and cosmology of Tibb.  
  • Learn secrets towards perfect health - the Six Lifestyle Factors.  
  • Use the Life Balance Wheel to begin your own transformation.  
  • Discover your unique temperament (Mizaj).  
  • Learn a range of healthy dishes and spice mixtures.
Pestle and Mortar

STAGE 2: WHOLE-PERSON HEALING & MEDICINE

  • Understand why there is currently a health crisis worldwide.  
  • Learn specific interventions regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle.  
  • Explore the art and science of nutrition in depth.  
  • Learn an important (but mostly ignored) key to healing.  
  • Practically prepare natural remedies using traditional formulae.

STAGE 3: TIBB PHYSICIAN TRAINING & CLINICAL SKILLS

  • Develop your approach and skills as a future practitioner.
  • Learn a wholistic approach to clinical assessment.  
  • Learn how to interview a patient and take relevant case notes.  
  • Begin using traditional clinical skills such as pulse diagnosis.  
  • Receive templated patient intake documents used in our clinics.

STAGE 4: THERAPEUTICS & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

  • Gain a comprehensive, essential understanding of anatomy and physiology.  
  • Learn how to manage patients' health and wellbeing safely and effectively.  
  • Cover the basics of accidents, emergencies, and red flag conditions.  
  • Learn how to run a successful practice with regards to business aspects.  
  • Cover health and safety, confidentiality, record keeping and data protection.

STAGE 5: CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Experience day-to-day activities in running a natural health practice.  
  • Learn how to prepare and manage clinic and equipment ready for patients.  
  • Develop inter-personal skills in receiving and interviewing patients.  
  • Experience making and dispensing medicines in a live herbal pharmacy.
  • Serve real-life patients and/or fellow students as a trainee practitioner.

STAGE 6: REVIEW AND CONSOLIDATION  

  • Review your progress across all areas of the Diploma programme.  
  • Review your personal as well as professional development.  
  • Update and finalise your individual clinical case studies.  
  • Get final feedback and finish all your Diploma coursework.  
  • Revise and prepare for your final exams.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be aged 18 or above, and you must be able to speak and write in English.
  • Prerequisite: Full enrolment in Tibb Transformation Gold / Silver demonstrating at least 50% participation.  Diploma application can be made after 3-months on the Tibb Transformation (all 12-months must still be completed). See details at www.CoMHA.org.uk/TibbTransformation#plans
  • Financial Credit: All students transitioning from Tibb Transformation Gold / Silver to the Diploma programme will receive £1,080 off their Diploma fees.
  • Exemptions: 1) If you are already experienced in health, or 2) If you want to opt out of the Tibb Transformation for any reason, send in your CV and a letter to the Principal to be considered for exemption from this prerequisite.
  • You may be asked to attend an online or in-person interview before Diploma admission is granted.

What People Are Saying About This Programme

Iman

"My experience [of the programme] has been really positive... I've benefitted greatly and there's been a lot of wisdom ... like finding a treasure!" - Iman, Nutritionist in Malaysia

Student Dr. Javed Khokhar Gives His Testimonial

"Hakim Salim is really a master of this science, somebody who has dedicated his life and his efforts learning this knowledge, and now teaching it openly." - Dr. Javed, GP in England 

Catherine

"I'm thouroughly enjoying it! We have a beautiful group of people and we bonded very well. It is a life-transforming change for me." - Catherine, Acupuncturist and Osteopath in England 

Student Karl Reeve Gives His Testimonial

"It's the most adaptable for my philosophy, spirituality and health. My experience [of the programme] has been absolutely amazing!" - Karl, Gym Instructor in England

What People Are Saying About This Programme

Dates, Fees, and Schedule

How To Join The Diploma In Herbal & Naturopathic Medicine (Unani Tibb)


  • To apply, you must have participated for at least 3 months on the Tibb Transformation Gold / Silver online programme. Diploma application can be made after 3-months on the Tibb Transformation (all 12-months of the Tibb Transformation must still be completed).
  • Exemptions: If you are already experienced in health, or if you want to opt out of the Tibb Transformation for any reason (e.g. you cannot take an online course), send in your CV and a covering letter to the Principal to be considered for exemption from this prerequisite.

Stage 1 + 2


Stage 1: Life Balance and Healthy Living + Stage 2: Whole-Person Healing and Medicine

In-Person Attendance in UK:
Dates to be confirmed.

In-Person Attendance in USA:
Dates to be confirmed.

Fees: £1,900 GBP


Stage 3 + 4


Stage 3: Naturopathic Physician Training and Clinical Skills + Stage 4: Therapeutics and Practice Management 

In-Person Attendance in UK:
Dates to be confirmed.

In-Person Attendance in USA:
Dates to be confirmed.

Fees: £3,900 GBP


Stage 5 + 6


Stage 5: Clinical Practice + Stage 6: Review and Consolidation
 

In-Person Attendance in UK:
Dates to be confirmed.

In-Person Attendance in USA:
Dates to be confirmed.

Fees: £3,900 GBP


Exam


Dates to be arranged. Fees: £300 GBP


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Contact Us

Reach out to us if you have any questions about this programme.

  • Address: College of Medicine and Healing Arts, 446 East Park Road, Leicester, LE5 5HH, United Kingdom.
  • Phone: +44 116 273 86 14
  • Email: admissions@CoMHA.org.uk

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