The academic unit of Desheeya Ilaj (DI) basically offers lectures and practical trainings on Unani Traditional medicine; assist these mouths functioning of the course units of DI. The total credits offered by this academic unit are 07 (lectures 60 hours and practical 90 hours). Therefore, the academic unit plays an important role in disseminating knowledge and developing skills of the undergraduates with expected competencies which are vital to their sustainable and successful career as medical practitioner and researcher.
The main Objectives of our academic unit are to Identify common Medicinal plant using in Unani Traditional medicine and problems and compare & Contrast the pathological changes based on Unani and Traditional medical systems, Manage children,& gynaecological (Pennoykal) problems with appropriate Unani and traditional treatment modalities and to refer when necessaryand refer cases to the relevant institutions if required.
We have adopted interactive teaching methods in our teaching practice such as students led seminars, Reflective practice, self – directed learning, case studies, short clips, group activities, assignments etc. at the end of the semester, students’ feedback is obtained from each and every student anonymously to improve the quality of teaching. Also, peer-review assessment is practiced to enhance the teaching modality of lecturers.
The practical sessions of Desheeya Ilaj conducted at National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital (NATH) and Various Traditional Physician clinic. Students are instructed to follow up each in-warded case, even follow up visits under the supervision of consultant /lecturer.
A well prepared, informative student hand book is provided to each and every student to understand the role of them in the academic unit. In order to assure the quality of our academic unit, we ensure implementing various practices such as, strictly following assignment deadline, using video clips to demonstrate deliveries, conducting academic unit monthly meetings with student representative etc.
Strength of our academic unit is arranging public awareness programs on nationally. Health related days, weeks, and months. Respective programs are conducted in the schools and other areas where relevant target group is identified.