DEPARTMENT OF UNANI MEDICINE

Faculty of Unani and Ayurvedic Medicine

The origin of Unani system of Medicine is in Greece. This ancient system of natural medicine had been practised since the last 6000 years. At present, globally this system of Medicine has been regenerated rapidly. It has in-depth potential in treating of diseases and disorders through a holistic approach with much less adverse effects. It is officially recognized and practised throughout Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Present government of Bangladesh is most friendly to this system of Medicine.

Unani Medicine is based on the basic principles of four humors: blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. Fire, water, earth and air are the four components of this system. It has greater significance in the treatment and management of diseases like infertility, weight loss, vitiligo, diabetes, kidney stone, obesity, habitual constipation, etc.

To develop this system of Medicine and to produce skilled professionals, Hamdard University Bangladesh has opened the Department of Unani Medicine in 2014. It is the only private University offering BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery) program with quality education at the Undergraduate level approved by the Government and UGC.

UNANI COURSE DETAILS AND ELIGIBILITY

The BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery) program is being offered by public and private Universities in Bangladesh and by many a institutions in India and Pakistan. The eligibility of the program is that one should complete 12th standard with required aggregate in physics, chemistry and biology from a recognized institution/ college. The Program consists of 5-year academic courses and 1-year internship. After graduating, they can also pursue MD (Mahir-e-Tibb) and/ or MS courses. The interested candidates may also pursue PhD in chosen areas of Unani Medicine.

PROSPECTIVE CAREER IN UNANI MEDICINE          

With the change of time, there are also modifications in the Unani field. Students of Unani are acquainted with other relevant disciplines such as physiology, preventive medicine, pharmacology, pathology and forensic medicine. Such combinations make the candidates more knowledgeable and prepare them to cope with the demand of the market economy. Some specialized fields are also available for BUMS-graduates. They are: Moalijat (Medicine), Ilmul Qabala (Obstetrics), Tahaffuz wa Samaji Tibb (Community Medicine), Ilmul Advia (Pharmacognosy), Ilmul Saidalah (Pharmacy), etc.

After completing the BUMS program, the students can pursue careers as Unani Physicians and Pharmacists; they may join in government hospitals, dispensaries, Unani companies, Unani hospitals, teaching institutions, etc. In recent times, the Government has established research centers and councils for the promotion of Unani Medicine. In addition, these professionals are also hired by private sectors with lucrative salaries. Unani Medicine has a big impact in the management and treatment of a large number of diseases and disorders. The discipline is quite effective for lifestyle related disorders, infertility and other geriatric problems.  The major employers are the following:

  • Government of Bangladesh;

  • Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Bangladesh;

  • Over 500 Medicine manufacturers;

  • Unani Medicine Teaching Institutions; and

  • Non-Government Organizations.

The Department of Unani Medicine (Regular Batch)

Program: Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
Duration:  6 years- 5 (Five) years Academic & 1(One) year Internship
Professionals: 4 (Four)
Total Number: In Medical courses – 5300; In Common & Extra courses – 500

Course outline: Subject-wise marks distribution for different Professional Examinations for BUMS-Regular Students

1st Professional (1.5 Years)
Sl No Subjects/ Courses Marks
1 Elmut Tasriah (Anatomy)/ kvixi iPbv weÁvb 500
2 Manaful Aza (Physiology) /  kvixi wµqv weÁvb 400
3 Hiyate Kimia (Biochemistry)/ cÖvY imvqb 300
4 Kulliyat-e-Tibb wa Tarikh-e-Tibb (Basic Principle  of Unani Medicine & History of Unani Medical Science) / BDbvwb wPwKrmv weÁv‡bi g~jbxwZ I BDbvwb wPwKrmv weÁv‡bi BwZnvm 300
5 English Basics  & Unani Medical Terminology / †ewmK Bs‡iRx I BDbvwb †gwWK¨vj cwifvlv 50
6 Computer Fundamental/†gŠwjK Kw¤úDUvi 50
  Total: 1600
2nd Professional (1 Year)
Sl No Subjects/ Courses Marks
1 Kulliat-e- Advia (Basic Unani Pharmacology) / †flR Ilya weÁvb 200
2 Elmus Shaidala (Pharmacy) / Ilya cÖ¯‘Z weÁvb 300
3 Forensic Medicine & Toxicology/ d‡ibwmK †gwWwmb I wel weÁvb 300
4 Tahaffuzi wa Samajee Tibb (Community Medicine)  /†jvK mgvR wPwKrmv 200
5 Bangladesh Studies/ evsjv‡`k cwiwPwZ 50
6 Environmental science/ cwi‡ek weÁvb 50
  Total: 1100
3rd Professional (1 Year)
Sl No Subjects/ Courses Marks
1 Elmul  Advia Mufradah (Pharmacognosy)/ †flR Ilya weÁvb 200
2 Pharmacology/ Ilya wµqv weÁvb 200
3 Hiyate Khurd (Microbiology & Parasitology) / AbyRxe I ciRxex weÁvb 200
4 Mahiyatul Amraz (Pathology) /  †ivMZË¡ weÁvb 300
5 Mualazat (Medicine and allied subjects)/†gwWwmb 400
  Total: 1300

 

Final Professional (1.5 Years)
Sl No Subjects/ Courses Marks
1 Jarahiat (Surgery) / kj¨ weÁvb 500
2 Elmul Qabela wa Amraj-e-Neswan  (Obstetrics  & Gynecology  / avÎx weÁvb I  ¯¿x‡ivM weÁvb 400
3 Mualazat (Medicine and allied subjects)/†gwWwmb 600
4 Research Methodology & Biostatics/ M‡elYv c×wZ I ‰Re cwimsL¨vb 100
5 Dissertation/Project /wWRv‡U©kvb/ †cÖv‡R± 200
  Total: 1800
Syllabus for the Department of Unani Medicine (Diploma Holders Batch)
Duration: 3 years- 2 (Two) years Academic & 1(One) year Internship
Professionals: 2 (Two)
Total Number: In Medical courses 2500, Extra Courses 200
Course outline: Subject-wise marks distribution for different Professional Examinations for BUMS- Diploma Holder Students.

 

1st Professional (1 Year)
Sl. No: Subjects/Courses Marks
1 Elmut Tasriah Najar-e- Sani (Review of Anatomy) / kvixi iPbv weÁvb cybiv‡jvPbv 150
2 Manaful Aza Najar-e- Sani (Review of physiology) /kvixi wµqv weÁvb cybiv‡jvPbv 150
3 Pharmacology & Elmul Advia Mufradah (Pharmacology & pharmacognosy) / Ilya wµqv weÁvb I †flR Ilya weÁvb 250
4 Hiyate Kimia (Biochemistry)/ cÖvY imvqb 100
5 Mahiyatul Amraz (Pathology) / †ivMZË¡ weÁvb 150
6 Hiyate Khurd (Microbiology & Parasitology)/ AbyRxe I ciRxex weÁvb 150
7 Mualazat (Medicine & Allied Subjects)/  †gwWwmb 300
8 Elmul Qabela (Obstetrics)/ avÎx weÁvb 150
  Total: 1400

 

Final  Professional (1 Year)
Sl. No: Subjects/Courses Marks
1 Elmus Shaidala Najar-e- Sani (Review of pharmacy)/ Ilya cÖ¯‘Z weÁvb cybiv‡jvPbv 150
2 Jarahiat (Surgery) / kj¨ weÁvb 300
3 Amraj-e-Neswan  (Gynecology) / ¯¿x‡ivM weÁvb 150
4 Mualazat (Medicine  & allied subjects)/  †gwWwmb 500
5 Research Methodology & Biostatics/ M‡elYv c×wZ I ‰Re cwimsL¨vb 100
6 Dissertation/Project/ wWRv‡U©kvb/cÖ‡R± 100
Total: 1300