Faculty of Eastern Medicine Introduction
The mission of the Faculty is to produce graduates with knowledge of Eastern Medicine with latest technology for diagnosis and modern methods for the management of diseases and health care. Graduates are provided with comprehensive knowledge and clinical skills. Advance learning in eastern medicine shall lead to M. Phil and Ph.D degree program.
Hamdard Research Institute of Unani Medicine (HRIUM) has been included in the Faculty of Eastern Medicine as approved by the Academic Council held on April 24, 2008.
The major achievement of Faculty of Eastern Medicine is the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Iibn-e-Sina Institute of Tibb, Johannesburg University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. In order to develop and operate academic research program for the advancement of Unani Medicine. The faculty offers the following undergraduate degree programs.
1. Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (Regular five years)
2. Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (Condensed Three years)
3. M. Phil and PhD programs are also offered for regular bases.
It has been decided to start semester in the B.E.M.S, M,Phil, and Ph.D courses as per directives of higher education commission starting from the fall semester of 2008
Accredited by National Bodies
All the degree programs offered by the faculty are accredited by the National Council of Tibb, Ministry of Heath, Government of Pakistan and by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
The clinical training of Bachelor of Eastern Medicine students starts from third year onwards at Shifa-ul-mulk Memorial Hospital, Hamdard Matab Aram Bagh and Metro line’s Hospital. Students acquire clinical skills under the guidance of experienced physicians and specialists and learn to deal with emergencies and attend different wards. Students are provided with an opportunity whereby they seek modern medical knowledge and experience and become aware of integration of their Eastern Medicine knowledge with that of modern clinical expertise.
Herbal Medicine continues to be practiced in many of the Islamic countries today. The countries where it has, to some extent, enjoyed an official status are: India, Pakistan,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa. In Pakistan, in the mid sixties, the government under, the then President ordered the official registration of Hakims. Tibb enjoys wider public acceptability in the countries of Middle East, Far East, Europe and North America. In the latter areas resurgence is being observed in the vogue of herbal medicine.
B.E.M.S graduates can start their own practice by establishing their own clinics and providing healthcare services to the people. They can offer effective clinic and patient communication and ensure responsible clinical practices. As the contemporary healthcare requirements need complementary and Alternative Medicine as an integral part of therapeutic discipline.
B.E.M.S graduates can provide consultation at various hospitals in the field of disease prevention to improve the standards of health care. B.E.M.S graduates can also be of value to herbal medicine industry, where they can apply research and evaluating techniques to supplement scientific and patient-related efficacy in herbal medicine. Graduates can be a part of teaching and research activities at various universities and institutions of national and international levels.
Currently BEMS graduates are employed by the following institutions / organization:
- Hamdard University
- Hamdard Foundation Pakistan
- Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan
- Ibn Sina Institute for Tibb, Johannesburg, South Africa
- University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
- Government Islamia University, Bahawalpur
- Karachi Electric Supply Corporation
- Herbal Life (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
- Herbion (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
- Medics Laboratories, Karachi
- City Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
- Brooks Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
- Qarshi Industries (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore
- Saleem Welfare Trust
- Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust (L.R.B.T)
- Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi
- Ministry of Health, NWFP
- University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Rawalkot