Does Unani Medicine ring a bell? Yes, it's the medicine system that uses plants, minerals and animal products as disease curing agents. Read this section to make it your profession.

Unani Medicine Courses

Sprawling on the backseat of the domain of medicine, unani medicine prevails as one of the most unconventional methods of treatment.  It has proven to be effective in healing and is relatively inexpensive, but yet the general public resort to unani medicine as an alternative remedy. However, numerous success stories reinstate the power of unani. For instance, a once ten year old boy suffering from cerebral palsy is now (fifteen years down the line) absolutely cured of his former thinking and talking disability, thanks to unani treatment! This profoundly unique system of medicine was invented in Greece and is essentially based on the teachings of Hippocrates. Brought to India by the Arabs and the Persians, Unani medicine is said to have greatly influenced western medical thought. It traces the presence of four humours in the body: dam (blood), balgham (phlegm), safra (yellow bile) and sauda (black bile) which forms the core of the unani principle that relies on the equilibrium or imbalance between these four humours. Unani medicine and its curative powers continue to be a topic of medical discussion till now. Read this article and figure out the fastest route to studying and practicing unani medicine.

Career In Unani Medicine

Those who seek admission into 'Bachelor of Unani Medicine Course' (B.U.M.S) are expected to have passed their Intermediate / Senior School Certificate Examination (10+2) or an equivalent. Hailing from a recognized school conducting regular classes, the candidates should pass their exams with 50% and above marks in the subjects- physics, chemistry and biology. He or She should be 17 years old on the 31st day of December of that particular year of admission. Applicants for B.U.M.S. must appear in the entrance test conducted by 'jamia hamdard' or any other upcoming university offering the course. Selections will be made on the basis of performances in the written test and applicants that secure below 60% marks in total are usually ruled out immediately.

Details Of The Course

 Courses In Unani Medicine Include The Following Topics, Amongst Many Others
  • Infectious Diseases and Prevention
  • Waterborne Diseases and Prevention
  • Dehydration and Its Prevention
  • Kinds, Principles And Importance of Delak (Massage)
  • Nutritional Deficiencies in Children and Its Prevention
  • Kinds Of Tassammum In Detail
  • Symptoms Of Poisoning Like Corrosives Alkali Acid
  • Baul - Urine Examination
  • Baraz - Stool Examination
  • Anti Septics And Disinfectants And Jaraseem
  • Symptoms and Treatment of Hanson’s Disease
  • Classification of Wounds
  • Haemorrhage Its Prevention and Treatment
  • Head Injury Foreign Body in Respiratory Passages
  • Liver Abscess Intestinal Obstruction
  • Sterilization
  • Pre-Operative and Post Operative Care
  • Growth and Disease Of Placenta (Masheema)
  • Growth of Foetus (Janeen)
  • Foetal Circulation
  • Hamal (Pregnancy) Clinical Symptoms, Signs and Diagnosis
  • Differential Diagnosis of Pregnancy
  • Anti-Partum And Post-Partum Haemorrage Diseases During Pregnancy
  • Amraz-E-Niswan (Gynaecology)
  • Unani Methods Of Paediatrics Diagnosis
  • Hydricephablus,Epilepsy &Tetanus
  • Diarrechoea and Dysentery
  • Infantile Convulsions
  • Infectious Disease in Children and Unani Treatment
  • Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Infantile Nutrition : Their Growth And Mailnutrition
  • Unani Methods Of Eye Disease Prevention ( Sulaq ,Shaeera , Barda , Zufra ) 

Specializations on post graduate level may vary depending on where the student’s strength lies. Unani is a vast study of herbal drug medication and attempts to combat many of the raging diseases that plague the world today. Whether pediatrics, gynaecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, ENT or psychiatry, unani medicine provides tremendous scope for the aspiring physician. Plenty of PHDs and diplomas in unani medicine endow students with new and blooming opportunities.   

Career Prospects
Once you hold a Bachelors degree in unani medicine, your chances of embarking upon a wonderful career in the medical field are immense. Unani graduates can find jobs in states and central government dispensaries, unani hospitals, health department, private nursing homes, unani pharmacies, research centres as unani hakims and pharmacists. Moreover, you can be a successful and highly paid professor at a well renowned unani institute. 

Some Of The Best Institutes Offering Courses In Unani
  • The Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College, New Delhi
  • Government Unani Medical College, Arumbakkam, Chennai
  • Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
  • National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
  • Govt. Nizamia Tibbi College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - Chennai, Tamil Nadu