Gurukula

Five Year Degree Course in Ayurveda Clinical Medicine and Public Health

Vaidya Bhushana: Become a Vedika Global Certified Ayurveda Clinical Specialist (A.C.S)

Prerequisite : successful completion of Vedika's 2 year course

Vedika’s 5-year Degree Course in Ayurveda Clinical Medicine is the first course of its kind in the world. The A.C.S program prepares international students with an advanced range of skills across the spectrum of Ayurvedic mind-body medicine, including psychological, spiritual and social health. Graduates are adept at disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment for both common and advanced conditions. Due to 2.5 years of supervised clinical training with real patients, graduates work with tested confidence in their clinical skills.
 
This program is aimed to provide candidates with the complete in-depth knowledge, clinical skills, values and attitude to enable them to contribute to future progress in understanding, diagnosing and caring for humanity. This is the most exhaustive clinical training in Ayurvedic medicine available outside of India today. Detailed theory teaching and clinical training is given in all sub-specialties of General Ayurvedic Internal Medicine with an emphasis on clinically relevant, state-of-the-art and topical issues.

The training program has been scoped to include all valid elements from the B.A.M.S course in India (CCIM, AYUSH based recommendations). Medical coursework is strengthened by judicious integration of elements from allied sciences of Vedanta and Yoga, and experiential teachings from the oral Gurukula lineage. Vedika’s signature approach of integrating science with spirituality is evident in the graduates, who become personally empowered and consciously anchored in the humanitarian values and ethics of Ayurvedic medicine. A.C.S graduates may also further their studies towards Masters and Doctorate levels at Vedika or apply for Vedika’s advanced International Study Programs in India.
Course Curriculum covers the following topics:

First Year

Second year

  • Ayurveda History - Itihas
  • Ayurveda principles - Siddhanta
  • Six systems of Vedic philosophies that influence Ayurveda - Shaddarshan
  • Ayurveda’s own philosophy – Ayurveda Darshan
  • Preventive health principles and practices for individuals – Swasthavritta I
  • Ethics and Moral health principles – Sadavritta
  • Ayurveda Physiology – Kriya Sharira (Doshas, Dhatus, Malas, Agni, Pachan, Aam)
  • Ayurveda Anatomy – Sharira Rachana
  • Ayurveda Psychology I
  • Dravyaguna -I
  • Food Categories
  • Food rules – Ahar Vijnana
  • Cooking demonstrations – Paak Vidya
  • Sanskrit language instruction
  • Yoga, Pranayama instruction
  • Yoga Darshan and Vedanta instruction
  • Lineage based teachings
  • Vikriti Vijnana fundamentals
  • Kaya Chikitsa fundamentals
  • Ayurveda Psychology Level II
  • Preventive health principles and practices for public health - Swasthavritta Level II
  • Ethics and Moral health principles – Sadavritta Level II
  • Ayurveda Pharmacology (Dravyaguna)- II
  • Digestive health protocols
  • Eliminative health protocols
  • Respiratory health protocols
  • Sleep and Stress management protocols
  • Skin health and beauty protocols
  • Joint health protocols
  • Mental health protocols
  • Cooking demonstrations – Paak Vidya
  • Yoga, Pranayama instruction
  • Yoga Darshan and Vedanta instruction
  • Lineage based teachings
  • Classes on counseling
  • Clinical training in fall semester

Third Year

Fourth year

  • Nadi Vijnana – pulse taking
  • Vyavahar Ayurveda and Vidhi Vaidyak
  • Theory of Vyadhi
  • Theory of Chiktsa
  • Pranvaha srotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Annavahasortas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Udakvahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Rasavahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Rakstavahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Mamsavahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Medavahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Ashthivahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Shukravahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Mutravahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Purishvahasrotas - vyadhi, chiktsa, aushadhi
  • Bhaishajya Kalpana – I
  • Dravyaguna - III
  • Manasvijnana - III
  • Yoga, Pranayama instruction
  • Yoga Darshan and Vedanta instruction
  • Lineage based teachings
Clinic – Observation and discussion with Vaidya begins in fall semester
  • Rasayan Tantra
  • Vajikaran Chikitsa
  • Streeroga
  • Kumarbhritya
  • Bhjaishajya Kalpana-II
  • Dravyaguna-IV
  • Intro to Rasashastra
  • Manasvijnana- IV
  • Yoga, Pranayama instruction
  • Yoga Darshan and Vedanta instruction
  • Lineage based teachings
  • Clinic – in all semesters: Observation, case discussion plus one on one handling of patients under teacher supervision

Fifth Year

Sixth year

  • Clinical training – in all semesters: Observation, group case discussion plus one on one handling of patients under teacher supervision and semi independent design
NA in this program

 

Cost :

To be determined.

Applying for the Ayurveda Health Practitioner Program is dependent on the successful completion of Vedika’s Two Year A.H.C program, entrance exam, and teacher approval.

Payment plan available - please contact admissions@vedikaglobal.org for more information.

Apply : Contact admissions@vedikaglobal.org for more information:
Entry Requirements:

Completion of Vedika Global's 2 year Ayurveda Health Counselor course.

Local High School diploma or university degree required, along with two references upon request. Applicants who do not meet the above admission requirements but are currently employed in the area of health promotion may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Dates and Times :

Please see the Academic Calendar.

Assessment : Assessment consists of class participation, presentations, reports, group projects, written assignments, and tests.
Attendance :

Participants will be required to complete all modules with a minimum of 85% attendance.

Questions? :

admissions@vedikaglobal.org
510.282.8901

 

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