DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
The department of Anatomy, Annai College of Naturopathy and Yoga Science was established in the year 2018. The well equipped department of anatomy was highly experienced, capable and motivated faculty, state of art infrastructure and facilities to impart high quality, clinically relevant, contemporary education in an experiential learning environment. In addition to traditional teaching methods like didactic lectures, seminars and hands-on dissections and practicals, the department endeavours to leverage emerging technologies to provide a blended learning experience to students. Highly engaging academic content in the form of lecture presentations, video lessons, multimedia animations, multiple choice quiz sections to students.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
The department of Phisiology, Annai College of Naturopathy and Yoga Science was established in the year 2018. The well equipped department of Phisiology was highly experienced, capable and motivated faculty, state of art infrastructure and facilities to impart high quality, clinically relevant, contemporary education in an experiential learning environment. Physiology deals with study of functions of human body and the regulation of different systems, as well the physiological principles underlying pathogenesis and treatment of diseases.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
The department of Biochemistry, Annai College of Naturopathy and Yoga Science was established in the year 2018. The well equipped department of Biochemistry was highly experienced, capable and motivated faculty, state of art infrastructure and facilities to impart high quality, clinically relevant, contemporary education in an experiential learning environment. The Department of Biochemistry has the facility to conduct specialized tests for hormones, tumour markers, vitamins, clinical toxicology and basic metabolic screening in labs that have the latest equipment’s.
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues (biopsy samples), bodily fluids, and in some cases the whole body (autopsy). Aspects of a bodily specimen that may be considered include its gross anatomical make up, appearance of the cells using immunological markers and chemical signatures in the cells. Pathology also includes the related scientific study of disease processes whereby the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease are examined. Areas of study include cellular adaptation to injury, necrosis (death of living cells or tissues), inflammation, wound healing, and neoplasia (abnormal new growth of cells). Pathologists specialize in a wide range of diseases including cancer and the vast majority of cancer diagnoses are made by pathologists. The cellular pattern of tissue samples are observed under a microscope to help determine if a sample is cancerous or non-cancerous (benign). Pathologists also employ genetic studies and gene markers in the assessment of various diseases.
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
Microbiology is the study of the biology of microscopic organisms - viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, slime molds, and protozoa. The methods used to study and manipulate these minute and mostly unicellular organisms differ from those used in most other biological investigations. Many microorganisms are unique among living things in their ability to use gaseous nitrogen from the air for their nutritional requirements, or to degrade complex macromolecules in such materials as wood. The faculty comprises a unique combination of basic researchers, and physician-scientists who have additional appointments in clinical divisions such as Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, and Allergy and Immunology. Faculty interests include the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, the cellular and immunological mechanisms involved in pathogenesis and host defense, and the interactions of a wide variety of microbes with their hosts.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
The department of Preventive and Social Medicine with the objective of developing skilled and motivated workforce in the public health which includes teachers of community medicine, researchers, trainers and course facilitators for planning, organization and evaluation of national health programmes. Thus, ever since its inception, the department has addressed a wide range of issues in the field of public health. The department has a multi-disciplinary approach wherein presence of different diverse discipline in functions in the form of research, education and training interventions.
DEPARTMENT OF CHROMOTHERAPY & MAGNETOTHERAPY
Chromotherapy, also called colour therapy or cromatherapy, is an alternative medicine method. Here colour and light is used to balance energy wherever a person's body be lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental. The body has seven main chakras, which are spiritual centres located along the spine and are associated with a colour, function and organ or bodily system. As per chromotherapy, these colours can become imbalanced and result in physical diseases but these imbalances can be corrected through using the appropriate colour as a treatment. Magnet therapy, magnetic therapy, or Magnetotherapy, is an alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic fields. It advocates the principle that, subjecting certain parts of the body to magneto static fields produced by permanent magnets/ electromagnets has beneficial health effects. Magnet therapy is the application of the magnetic field of electromagnetic devices or permanent static magnets to the body for purported health benefits. These benefits may be specific, as in the case of wound healing, or more general, as for increased energy and vitality, since malaise is sometimes described as "Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome".
DEPARTMENT OF YOGA
Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It also refers to one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy.
DEPARTMENT OF MANUPULATIVE THERAPIES
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure and the target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities. The BNYS curriculum teaches the Swedish massage "classic massage" which uses five styles of basic strokes like effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Reflexology (zone therapy) is natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.
DEPARTMENT OF NATUROPATHY DIAGNOSIS
Naturopathy Diagnosis included two types of diagnostic methods used widely in Naturopathy. They are Facial Diagnosis and Iris Diagnosis. Facial Diagnosis - The basis of facial diagnosis is the human organism, divided into the head and the body, is seen as the head being a compacted, condensed, more yang expression of the body, and the body is seen as an expanded, soft, more yin expression of the head. The basic principle of Facial Diagnoses is that "an internal organ of the body is revealed in the face as an inverse mirror image such that the condition of one located in the lower part of the body is revealed on the upper part of the face on the same side.
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN DIAGNOSIS & FIRST AID
In clinical practice doctors personally assess patients in order to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease using clinical judgment. Basic diagnostic medical devices (e.g. stethoscope, sphygmomanometer) are typically used. After examination for signs and interviewing for symptoms, the doctor may order medical tests (e.g. blood tests), or prescribe relevant therapies. Differential diagnosis methods help to rule out conditions based on the information provided. First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury, to a sick or injured casualty until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment. First aid training also involves the prevention of initial injury and responder safety, and the treatment phases.
DEPARTMENT OF FASTING THERAPY
A complete fast in its traditional definition is abstinence of all food and liquids. Fasting can not only extend the lifespan because of calorie restriction effect, it can also be an effective curative and treatment method. While fasting, the whole organism, we believe, has an opportunity to cure itself, due to intensification of intrinsic repair processes, We consider just regular (continuous) caloric restriction has not such a powerful curative capacity.
DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION, DIETETICS & HERBS
Nutrition is the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance i.e. replacement of tissues. The macronutrients or "big" nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. The micronutrients or "little" nutrients are the vitamins and minerals that we need to be healthy. Dietetics is the science of managing food and nutrition to promote health. A relatively new profession, this field has gained importance with the realization that inappropriate eating habits can lead to many major diseases and that quality of life depends on the quality of food we eat. Herbology is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, herbal medicine, and phytotherapy is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts.
DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
The department has responsibility for teaching obstetrics and gynaecology to clinical students. Obstetrics is the medical practice dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy (prenatal period), childbirth and the postnatal period. Gynaecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries). Literally, outside medicine, it means "the science of women" - it deals with women's complaints—gynaecological diseases, fertility, pregnancy, contraception, etc.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
It is a drugless therapy and has a major role in prevention and medical rehabilitation of the physically handicapped. The profession is receptive to change and welcomes the increasing focus on rehabilitation within the modernization of healthcare. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical skills and treatment techniques built on sound theoretical and research base. The department is actively involved in quality teaching and research practices in the field of physiotherapy. Practical training to students is imparted at state of the art Physiotherapy OPD and IPD where students get hands on training under the guidance expert faculty and clinical staff. Students expand their horizons of therapeutic and rehabilitative concepts through involvement in community based rehabilitation programs and other “outreach” activities. Students participate in various Physiotherapy camps and community services.
DEPARTMENT OF HYDROTHERAPY
The term Hydrotherapy is coined from the Greek words – “Hydro” meaning “water” and “Therapeia” meaning “Healing”. As it suggests, hydrotherapy is a method of using the physical aspect of water for medical and relaxing treatments. The buoyancy of water effect minimizes the efforts of gravity on weight bearing joints, spinal column and ligaments. The entire therapy improves balance and co-ordination.The benefits of “water healing” or hydrotherapy have been recognized for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest and safest methods for treating many common ailments.Hydrotherapy has been greatly emphasized as a mode of healing program in our Indian Civilization. Water has an effect similar to a soothing massage on muscles by bringing more oxygen to the injured area. Movements that are extremely painful outside water, can be conducted in water with minimum pain. Running, walking and floating in water have been found to be more beneficial than most other activities.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY & BASIC PSYCHIATRY
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind . Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope. Psychologists seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, and all the variety of phenomena linked to those emergent properties. As a social science it aims to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. Psychologists explore behavior and mental processes, including perception, cognition, attention, emotion , intelligence, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, and personality. This extends to interaction between people, such as interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas. Psychologists of diverse orientations also consider the unconscious mind.Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables.
DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The healthcare Industry has been growing at tremendous pace with the rapid changes both in Medical and Administration sector. The blooming corporate hospitals are in need of hospital administrators who are trained as specialists in that field. This Programme aims at bridging this huge unmet demand – supply gap.
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmacology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of drug action, where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (from within the body) molecule which exerts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism (sometimes the word pharmacon is used as a term to encompass these endogenous and exogenous bioactivespecies). More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals. The two main areas of pharmacology are pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics studies the effects of a drug on biological systems, and Pharmacokinetics studies the effects of biological systems on a drug. In broad terms, pharmacodynamics discusses the chemicals with biological receptors, and pharmacokinetics discusses the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) of chemicals from the biological systems.