Master in Biological-Naturopathic Medicine

Program Presentation

Standard or conventional medicine is based on scientifically proven treatments, and so it is judged to be effective and safe. Apart from conventional treatments, there are also alternative and complementary medicines.

This program is designed to introduce graduates of medical programs to alternative modern day therapies.

Who is the programme for?

The Master in Biological-Naturopathic Medicine is designed for licensed medical professionals that want to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of disease prevention
  • To apply biological naturopathic medicine in treating diseases.
  • To consider disease from a broader, holistic point of view.
  • To acquire professional tools.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Master in Biological-Naturopathic Medicine.

After successfully completing the Program, the student will receive the degree as awarded by the University where they have enrolled.

Program Structure

Regarding the distribution of time it states that:

  • Being an Online Program and not being subjected to traditional class attendance, there is no established initial date so that the student can enroll at any time subject to available spaces.
  • For academic or educational reasons the program has a minimum duration of 12 months.
  • The maximum time available for the program is 24 months. In this time period, the student must have completed all assessments relating to the subjects.

The credits structure of the Master in Biological-Naturopathic Medicine program compiled in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
TOTAL 100 24 1000
1st Part: Common 35 9 350
2nd Part: Optional 50 12 500
3rd Part: Scientific Research Method and Final Master Project 15 3 150

a. The equivalence in credits may vary according to the university that grants the degree
b. Length in months

Objectives

Objetivo general:

  • Proporcionar conocimientos avanzados en el área Naturista
  • Facilitar a través de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, mediante un proceso de enseñanza - aprendizaje tutorizado la actualización respecto a las últimas noticias de la temática.

Objetivos específicos:

  • Proporcionar a los licenciados en medicina los conocimientos necesarios para la comprensión de las principales pautas que rigen la medicina biológica y la medicina naturista.
  • Conocer las distintas terapias no convencionales en la salud en diferentes situaciones fisiológicas y patológicas.
  • Formarse en la aplicación de las terapias no convencionales más habituales del ámbito biológico-naturista.
  • Profundizar en las aplicaciones terapéuticas de la homeopatía.
  • Profundizar en el conocimiento y contexto de la medicina tradicional china.
  • Asegurar una completa formación de tipo teórico y práctico.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for the Master in Biological-Naturopathic Medicine Program are:

  • Medical applications.
  • Teaching.

Study Plan

The Master in Biological-Naturopathic Medicine program has a curricular structure based on 3 sequential parts:

  • 1st PART: COMMON (350 HOURS)

The following subjects are offered in the common part of Applied Biological-Naturopathic Medicine: Nutrition, Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy:

1st PART: COMMON
INTRODUCTION
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 History of Biological-Naturopathic Medicine 30
2 Biological View of Organic Dysfunction 70
DIET AND NUTRITION
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Nutritional biochemistry 35
2 Nutritional Status Assessment 35
3 Nutritional needs of the Human Organism 35
4 Nathuropatic Nutrition and Food Sensitivity 45
PHYTOTHERAPY AND AROMATHERAPY
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Phytotherapy 50
2 Aromatherapy 50
  TOTAL 350 
  •  2nd PART: OPTIONAL (500 HOURS)

In this part the student must choose two of the four programs listed below:

OPTIONAL 1: METHODS AND DIAGNOSTICS OF BIOLOGICAL-NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
BIOLOGICAL-NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS I
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Kousmine Method 15
2 Colon Hydrotherapy 17,5
3 Hydrology, Mineral-Medicinal Waters and Balneotherapy 15
4 Constitutional Types in Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Naturism 17,5
5 Homeopathy and Homotoxicology 17,5
6 Sophrology 17,5
7 Bach Flowers Remedies 15
8 Spagyric Medicine 15
BIOLOGICAL-NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS II
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Voll Electroacupuncture and Bioresonance Therapy 40
2 Orthomolecular Therapy and Trace Elements 40
3 Neural Therapy 40
  TOTAL 250 
OPTIONAL 2: BIOLOGICAL-NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS III
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Ozone Therapy 20
2 Heliotherapy, thalassotherapy, Aerotherapy and Mud Therapy  40
3 Magnetic Pulsed Wave and Hyperthermia 20
4 Anti-Aging Therapy, Free Radicals and Antioxidants 20
BIOLOGICAL-NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS IV
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Nutrition in Common Pathologies     35
2 Biological-Naturopathic Therapies for Common Disease 115
  TOTAL 250 
PARTE OPTATIVA 3: TERAPÉUTICA HOMEOPÁTICA
# SUBJECTS  
1 Fundamental Basis and Overview (Part I) 40
2 Basic Level: Acute Pathology 80
3 Fundamental Basis and Overview (Part II) 40
4 Advanced: Chronic Pathology 90
  TOTAL 250 
OPTIONAL 4: BASIS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Basic Theory (Part I) 70
2 Basic Theory (Part II) 70
3 Diagnostic 70
4 Auriculotherapy and therapeutic options of traditional Chinese medicine 40
  TOTAL 250 
  • 3rd PART: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND FINAL PROJECT (150 HOURS)

The last part of the Master is the completion of the Final Project (FP), which accounts for a total of 15 credits.

3rd PART: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND FINAL PROJECT
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Research methodology 5
2 Final master project 10
  TOTAL 15

The objective is to present a comprehensive document that shows the total development of the proposed project and its possible implementation in accordance with the guidelines and details of the Final Project as presented.

The project must contribute to the field of study or to the relationship, both theoretical and applied, among the related disciplines.


Note: The contents of the academic program may be subject to slight modifications, depending on the updates or the improvements made.

Management

Academic Administration

  • Dr. Santiago de la Rosa Iglesias. President of the Natural Medicine Commission from the Madrid Physician's Association (Ilustre Colegio de Médicos de Madrid, ICOMEM).

General Academic Coordination

  • Vânia Alexandre. Coordinator of the Area in Natural Medicine.

 

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.