Diploma in Ayurveda
Detailed Curriculum for Royal Canadian College
This course is designed for healthcare professionals to enhance and apply ayurvedic principles to their practice. The graduate will learn how to work in Traditional Indian System of Life sciences environment. The student will learn about the philosophy of Ayurveda, modern anatomy and physiology, Prakriti-vikruti (Ayurveda Pathophysiology), Comparative medical system review, ayurvedic herbology, herbs and their descriptions in both modern and ayurvedic perspectives, practice of Clinical Ayurveda, Supervised Ayurveda clinics, and Privacy and Confidentiality of the patient.
After completion of the course, students will be able to work independently as a Clinical Ayurveda practitioner and work with multidisciplinary clinics and herbal stores. At the end of the course students may get the membership of OHA as RH (Registered Herbalist).
Introduction & History of Ayurveda
Ayurveda evolution, ancient practices, history of Ayurveda. Special branches in Ayurveda geneology of teachers, chronology of ayurvedic authors and commentators.
Fundamental Concepts in Ayurveda
General concepts of the Universe and its basic elements, building blocks of existence, samkhya philoshophy, Panchabhutas (five elements theory).
Introduction to human anatomy
Detailed study of skin anatomy, skeletal system, muscular system, other connective tissue anatomy, alimentary canal, respiratory system, cardiac and circulatory system,
nervous system, Endocrine and reproductive system.
Philosophy of Ayurveda
Matter Principle (Prakriti), gunas (qualities), Inner organs ayu concept), ego, atma, objective manifestation of being.
Tridosha concept( bio-regulating principles),classification of human temperaments,physical properties of tridosha, location, function of tridosha, subtypes of tridosha,
causes of derangements of trodohsas, functions of deranged tridoshas, abnormal symptoms.
Accumulation of doshas, diseases caused by doshas derangement.
English equivalents of diseases, disorders and symptoms.
Concepts of Digestive processes and interior of the body, agni, dhatus, srotas, mals, nourishment of the body including dhatus, relationship among doshas, datus and malas.
Understanding ayurvedic herbology principles, dravyaguna science (ayurvedic Pharmacognosy), padarath vigyan (Metaphysics), characteristics of dravya ( herbs).
Principles of panchabhutas on herbs and their selection.
Classification of herbs with botanical names and other details.
The classification itself will divide the herbs into groups; students will learn different groups of herbs for single particular groups of diseases.
Definition of the disease (roga), ayurvedic view of disease, classification of diseases (sushruta's concept)
Adhyatmika, adhibhautika, adhidaivika., ayurvedic etiology, ayurvedic pathogenesis, ayurvedic six steps of disease, spiritual aspect of disease.
Ayurvedicdiagnostic methodology: nidana
Charka's diagnostic method:
Pratyaksha (observation), Anumana (Inference) and Aptopadesh (accordingly to ayurvedic classics), five diagnostic aspects, ashtavidh pariksha
- 1. Ayu pulse reading
- 2. Tongue
- 3. Voice
- 4. Skin and touch
- 5. Sight
- 6. Akriti appearance
- 7. Urine (Theory only)
- 8. Feces (Theory only)
Steps in methodology of examination
Nidana (causes), Personal History, Poorva rupa (prodromes), Roopa (symptoms and signs), Upsaya (agreeable to herb, anna diet or vihaar (routines).
And related topics like samaprapti.
General principles of ayurvedic treatment (chikitsa)
Ayurvedic clinical applications
Practicum/ Supervised Ayurvedic Clinics.
Other Ayurvedic Programs will be:
Ayurvedic life style counsellor, Ay. Massage therapist, Ay Beauty specialist. Yoga and ayurvedic Programs, Ayurvedic Herbalist.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) can be an additionalasset on student's expense.