The Diploma in Āyurvedic Healthcare is the first professionally accredited programme by the Āyurvedic Medical Association (UK), and the British Complementary Medicines Association. The curriculum is based on the WHO bench mark for Category 1 Type 1 Āyurvedic practitioner education (2010), and is supported by the Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India, and It endorses the recommendations of the EHTPA Core Curriculum for Herbal and Traditional Medicine (2014). The College is currently recognised as one of the leading Ayurvedic Herbal Therapist/Practitioner training programmes in the UK and Europe.
It offers the student a comprehensive and integrated programme, combining Āyurvedic wisdom and understanding with modern medical science. The unique feature of the programme is to provide an opportunity to exit with a recognised qualification at the successful completion of each year. At the end of first year students can exit as an Āyurvedic Massage Therapist, and at the end of second year as an Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Therapist. At the end of the year three, following the successful completion of the practical programme in India the student will be awarded the Diploma in Āyurvedic Healthcare, and you can register as an Āyurvedic Herbal Therapist (AHT) with the Āyurvedic Medical Association (UK).
In this course you will gain extensive knowledge and understanding of Āyurvedic concepts, Āyurvedic and Modern Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Āyurvedic Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics, including Āyurvedic and Western Herbology. Research techniques and extensive clinical practice is undertaken to establish your confidence before you become a qualified Āyurvedic therapist.
As Āyurvedic Herbal Therapist you will be able to take a comprehensive history, perform a thorough
assessment to determine the prakṛti (body constitution) and vikṛti (imbalance state) of your patient, make an informed diagnosis, prescribe simple remedies and/or refer to another healthcare professional.
DAH 1101 Human Anatomy, Physiology &. Pathology
DAH 1102 History & Philosophy of Ayurveda and Sanskrit
DAH 1103 Counselling, Therapeutic Skills & Personal Development
DAH 1104 Theory and Practice of Āyurvedic Massage
DAH 1105 Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda
DAH 2101 Āyurvedic and Modern Nutrition and Dietetics
DAH 2102 Āyurvedic and Modern Aetio-pathology (Nidāna-Samprapti)
DAH 2103 Āyurvedic and Modern Pharmacology and Toxicology
DAH 2104 Āyurvedic and Western Materia Medica
DAH 2105 Integrated Approach to Diagnostic Methods & Investigations
DAH 3101 Human Values in Healthcare Practice
DAH 3102 Āyurvedic Pharmacy, Alchemy and Dispensing Skills
DAH 3103 Management, Health & Safety and Emergency Care
DAH 3104 Āyurvedic and Modern Pathology (Nidāna-Cikitsā)
DAH 3105 Āyurvedic Therapeutics I (Kāyacikitsā and Pañcakarma)
Two (2) weeks of Clinical Practice in European Research Institute
Six (6) weeks of Clinical Practice in India.
DAH 1101 – Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
This module explores the basic levels of organisation within the human body from bio-chemicals to organ systems. It then reviews the structures and functions related to movement and support; co-ordination and control; transport, and homeostasis, energy supply, reproduction and inheritance. The physiology underpins the pathological changes that takes place in disease.
DAH 1102 – History and Philosophy of Āyurveda and Sanskrit
This module comprises of four units: History of Āyurvedic Medicine (Āyurvedic Ithihas); Philosophy of Āyurveda (Padārtha vijñāna); Health Promotion (Swaṣthavṛṭṭa and Yoga) and Sanskrit. It gives a comprehensive overview of the historical and philosophical basis of Ayurveda and introduces the students to Sanskrit, the language of Āyurveda.
DAH 1103 – Counselling, Therapeutic Skills and Personal Development
This module aims to give students the skills to become autonomous lifelong learners in a professional setting. It explores the wider area of counselling and communication skills as well as professional ethics and legal issues. Developing a successful therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner is vital for a successful professional practice.
DAH 1104 – Principles and Practice of Āyurvedic Massage
The student gains the knowledge and skills necessary to give a full-body Āyurvedic massage including marma therapy for clients with stress conditions, and simple pathologies. The module incorporates the use of medicinal oils, and covers ethical and legal issues of providing Āyurvedic massage.
DAH 1105 – Fundamental Principles of Āyurveda
This module provides a grasp of the anatomical and physiological basis of Āyurveda. It covers the concepts of body structures (rachana śārira) and body functions (kriyā śārira) and the maintenance of homeostasis. It also introduces the students to the Āyurvedic concept of mind (maṇas).
DAH 2101- Āyurvedic and Modern Nutrition and Dietetics
The student gains knowledge and skills necessary to give nutritional and lifestyle advice to maintain health and correct digestive and metabolic imbalances due to stress and simple pathologies. In this module, the Core 4principles that underpins Āyurvedic and Modern nutrition and dietetics are discussed, food groups are analysed, daily and seasonal routines and habits are examined and nutritional plans are formulated.
DAH 2102 – Āyurvedic and Modern Aetio-pathology
This module provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding about the aetiology (nidāna) and pathogenesis (samprāpti) of disorders of the mind-body physiology within the context of Āyurvedic medicine. It also provides the modern perspective on pathophysiology. It will enable students to develop customised assessment and management plans.
DAH 2103 – Āyurvedic and Modern Pharmacology and Toxicology
This module explores the Āyurvedic and modern principles of phyto-energetics, actions and therapeutic uses of common Āyurvedic herbs. It also reviews the concepts of phyto-chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, herb-medicine interaction, adverse effects and toxicity of medicinal herbs within Āyurveda and modern science.
DAH 2104 – Āyurvedic and Western Materia Medica
This module discusses the nomenclature, synonyms, habitat, as well as identification, therapeutic uses, contraindications and precaution of about 120 commonly used Āyurvedic herbs and 80 Western herbs. It also explores the practicality of substituting locally available (European) herbs in an intelligent and compatible manner. Issues of standardisation, safety, quality control and legal issues are covered.
DAH 2105 – Integrated Approach to Diagnostic Methods and Investigations.
This module involves the discussion and effects of non-invasive interventions and planning of simple progression of care. Students will also learn how to conduct an Āyurvedic assessment of patients with varying degrees of simple pathologies and integrate the techniques of conventional assessments and investigations into their care plans.
DAH 3101 – Human Values in Healthcare Practice.
This module enables students to identify with and experience the core values which guides our lives and underpins the care we provide to the sick and needy. Reflecting together on core human values can help us discover how to reconcile science and medicine. It offers a unique blend of group exercise, reflection, self- inquiry and an opportunity to learn through one’s personal experience.
DAH 3102 – Āyurvedic Pharmacy, Alchemy and Dispensing Skills.
This module introduces the students to the world of Āyurvedic pharmaceuticals and alchemical preparations and its different processing techniques, including herbo-mineral products. It also explores the concepts of standardisation, quality control, adverse effects, and labelling as well as legal issues concerning the prescription and dispensing of traditional medicines.
DAH 3103 – Management, Health & Safety and Emergency Care
This module provides opportunities for gaining relevant knowledge and skills for establishing and managing a safe professional practice. It aims to broaden and deepen the knowledge and understanding of ethical and legal issues and aspects of professional conduct. Health and Safety issues and Emergency Care measures are also embedded in this module.
DAH 3104 – Āyurvedic and Modern Pathology (Nidāna-Cikitsā)
This module aims to provide the student with knowledge and skills to practise different modalities of Āyurvedic therapies underpinned by modern pathology in any given situation within the socio-political context. The limits of Āyurvedic therapies shall be understood by the students and situations identified in which the help of modern medicine is required. It also explores psychosomatic nature of illness within the Āyurvedic context and modern medicine.
DAH 3105 – Āyurvedic Therapeutics I (Kāyacikitsā and Pañcakarma)
This module provides the students with further knowledge and skills of Āyurvedic therapeutics (Kayacikitsa). It also covers the different modalities of Pañca Karma, including an understanding of the practice of Keraliya Pañca Karma as well as Classical Āyurvedic Pañca Karma. Rakta mokshan will be discussed along with the legal and ethical implications. These issues will be further covered in the Clinical training in India.