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Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM)

2500 Hours – Full time Program

For Freshers

Starting 1st September 2018

About the Program

Our Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) programme is for individuals have completed high school or pre-university education, or equivalent. This programme typically consists of at least 2500 hours including classroom theory and practical sessions and following a minimum of 500 hours of internship training in an Ayurvedic / Natural Medicine clinic or hospital. An applicant should have completed medical or other health-care professional training.

Upon completion of the clinical internship, the graduating diplomate shall be awarded Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) and they will be eligible for registration with CAAP (Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners) or EBNMP to get Error and Omission (E&O) professional insurance for practice ayurvedic therapies, compounding, physical therapy to include Rehabilitative Exercises, Yoga, Ayurveda Detox Programs and Rejuvenation Programs.

Scope :

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to

• diagnose and differentiate diseases/disorders according to Ayurvedic principles and techniques, and formulate an appropriate Ayurvedic treatment plan.
• gain knowledge and skills related to scientific use of medicines and application of therapeutic measures for maintenance of health and alleviation of disease;
• develop specific treatment plans based on the individual signs and symptoms of the patient.
• give nutritional, dietary and preventive medicine advice in terms of Ayurveda
• review and monitor the health of the patient and modify treatment accordingly.
• independently acquire technical knowledge about diseases not necessarily covered by the programme.
• create a database of clinical experience and research and communicate this information to other practitioners and the public.
• appreciate the expertise and scope of Ayurveda to facilitate intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation with health-care professionals.
• analyse the merits and demerits of contemporary health-care systems.

Communication skills: the learner will be able to

• apply Ayurvedic medical terminology appropriately in clinical practice.
• communicate effectively with patients, other health professionals, regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical suppliers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the general public.
• disseminate clinical observations and findings to other professionals in accordance with ethical principles.
• provide appropriate case history and diagnostic information when referring patients to related specialists.

Prerequisite
The eligible candidates high school or pre-university education, or equivalent.

Proficiency in English
Written and verbal fluency in English are a requirement for this course.
Participants must be 18 or over.

Duration of Course
The Fulltime course of Diploma of Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine is covered extensively within 2500 hours in a span of 2 Years and the students are trained and taught various aspects of Ayurveda and herbal medicine within this period by our highly learned faculty.

After the period of 2 years, it is mandatory to complete a 500 hour of clinical internship under apprenticeship of registered and licensed ayurveda practitioner or Naturopath within Canada or abroad.

Delivery methods

On site lectures, course notes, handouts, workbooks, practical demonstrations, hands-on learning and supervised clinical practice.
Examination: There will be continuous assessment throughout the course with monthly quizzes & practical assessment. All units of this course will be examined at the completion of the course with both written and practical examinations.

Registration
Upon completion of the clinical internship, the graduating diplomate shall be awarded Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) and they will be eligible for registration with CAAP (Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners) or EBNMP to get Error and Omission (E&O) professional insurance for practice ayurvedic therapies, compounding, physical therapy to include Rehabilitative Exercises, Yoga, Ayurveda Detox Programs and Rejuvenation Programs.

Class Times
4 days per week

The Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) course will cover the following topics

Introduction to Ayurveda
Definition of Ayurveda
Unique features of Ayurveda
Aims of Ayurveda
The concept of health according to Ayurveda
History and philosophy of Ayurveda
Branches of Ayurveda
The Pancha Mahabhuta concept
Tridosha theory (Vital energies)
Concept of Saptha dhatus (Body tissues)
Concept of Malas (Waste products)
Concept of Agni (Digestive fire)
concept of Ama (Toxins)
Concepts of Koshas (GIT)
Concept of Prakruti (Body type)
Concept of Vikruti (Imbalance)
Concept of Srotas
Ayurvedic diet & nutrition
Purva Karma (Preparatory process for Panchakarma)
Snehana and Swedana karma
Abhyanga (Ayurveda full body oleation/massage)
Shiro-abhyanga (Head Massage)
Mukha Abhyanga (Face massage)
Swedana Karma (Steam therapies)
Karana Purana (Massage & oil therapy for the ears)
Nabhi Vijnanam (Naval Pulse correction)
Mukha Ubtan (Ayurvedic Facial)
Nasya (Nasal treatment)
Katti Basti (Lower Back Treatment with oil)
Shirodhara (Stream of Oil on Forehead)
Ayurvedic detoxification (Panchakarma therapy) (benefits of Vamana, Virechana, Basti & Nasya will be discussed)
Shad Upakarmas & Shatkriyas
Dosha Management
Disease formation according to Ayurveda
Ayurvedic herbs & formulations
The Marma points
Ayurvedic Diagnostics – uses, benefits & application
Properties & uses of various oils and herbs for topical application
Nidana (Etiology of Disease)
Atyayik chikitsa (Emergency care)
Unmada (Insanity)
Jwara (Fever)
Grahani Vikaras (Digestive conditions)
Stri Roga (Female Disorders)
Vajikarana (Fertility Treatment)
Rasayana (Tonics)
Case Taking & Clinical skills
Communication in the workplace
Health and safety in the workplace
Clinical studies & application of therapies
Anatomy & Physiology
Professional Conduct & business awareness