Courses Offered by CCAY


The aim of professional entry training in Ayurvedic medicine shall be to produce a practitioner who can:

1. Display theoretical knowledge and clinical competence sufficient to undertake a professional role as an Ayurvedic physician.
2. Utilize the principles and practice of Ayurveda effectively in the promotion of health and alleviation of illness for patients.
3. Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with colleagues within the Ayurvedic Community and beyond.
4. Assume responsibility for own personal and professional growth.
5. Participate in defining, maintaining, interpreting, and coordinating services within the complementary health care systems.
6. Facilitate Ayurvedic research and utilize research findings from multiple disciplines in providing care to patients.
7. Utilize a holistic approach in the delivery of patient care based on the philosophy of Ayurveda.
8. Reflect upon everyday practice and critically analyze the dynamics of Ayurvedic medicine.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the prescribed training and subsequent qualification in Ayurvedic Medicine, a practitioner shall:

1. be able to obtain and record patient information by performing a complete rago-rogi pariksha (history and physical assessment) in an empathetic fashion, including:

a. Prashna and Panchendriya Pariksha (History taking, Inspection, Palpation, Percussion and Ausculation)
b. Astavidha Pariksha (Eight-Point Disease Assessment)
c. Dasavidha Pariksha (Ten-Point Patient Assessment)
d. Sadanga Pariksha (General Physical Examination)
e. Sroto Pariksha (Complete Systemic Examination)

2. exhibit proficiency in modifying patient interview and examination based on the circumstances, including the ability to :

a. review patient history and physical examination based on laboratory findings.
b. Conduct focused history and physical examination in a timely manner based on a patient’s presenting symptoms and signs
c. Conduct screening examination for health maintenance
d. Modify interview technique based on client’s interactional style and abilities.
e. Identify patient’s diagnosis and make appropriate referrals when necessary

3. Apply knowledge in clinical settings to:

a. assess acuity of illness:
(i) recognizing patients with life-threatening conditions
(ii) evaluate patients suffering chronic illness
(iii) help manage patients (together with their families) who are facing death

b. apply understanding of basic mechanism of disease processes according to the principles of Ayurveda to analyze data obtained via the history, physical, and laboratory examinations.
c. Present patients case analyses and treatment plans in a well-organized, concise, and effective manner.
d. Where appropriate, present information to other members of the healthcare team, and to the patient’s general practitioner

4. Suggest a preliminary treatment plan which manifests:

a. critical appraisal of the diagnosis
b. understanding of natural history of disorders and likelihood that treatment could alter the disease process.
c. basic understanding of the indications, contraindications, potential adverse reactions, costs and benefits of therapeutic intervention
d. basic understanding of mechanism of herbal actions, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, herb-herb interactions, herb-drug interactions

5. Evaluate the patient’s progress during treatment, assessing compliance with therapy and unexpected deviations, and reassessing both diagnosis and treatment in the light of the treatment outcomes

6. Demonstrate responsibility for continuity of care of the whole patient, with regard to factors influencing that care, including:

a. psychological factors
b. social, economic and cultural concerns
c. potential for substance abuse
d. nutrition, health and lifestyle habits
e. environmental and occupational concerns
f. considerations of ling-term as well as short-term goals

7. Demonstrate skill in preventive health and health promotion:

a. demonstrate disease risk assessment in the areas of :
(i) nutrition, dietary and life-style management
(ii) tri-doshic imbalance reduction
(iii) promote healthy lifestyle through health behavior assessment and counseling
(iv) demonstrate awareness of implications of patient’s prakruti alterations in disease processes
(v) appreciate the physician’s role in the care of a community health, including the ability to describe the impact of healthcare systems on community health and how it might be improved

8. Record observations, major thought processes, and decision-making considerations in the patients record, including: