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INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL ĀYURVEDA
AYU-100

30 hours (2.0 credits) mandatory prerequisite
for professional certification

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INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL ĀYURVEDA
AYU-100

Mandatory prerequisite for professional Āyurvedic medicine

30 hours (2.0 credits) with final written and oral examinations

COURSE ACCESS
RESOURCES, LINKS & SCHEDULING EXAMS

AYU-100
  • Preparation: 28 hours, self-paced
  • Examinations: 2 hours, live oral and written examinations

Resources & Links
After registering, you will receive access (within 24-48 hours) to the course materials through Google Drive. This includes the pre-recorded lectures, view-only PDF of the Essentials of Professional Āyurveda textbook, and self-assessment quizzes. After completing all course materials, schedule your Final Oral Examination from the Lesson Plan.
 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Available on Amazon in AustraliaGermanyJapan, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries.

Essentials of Professional Āyurveda

Volume 1 Essentials of Professional Ayurveda, AYU Academy

Modern and Global Āyurveda

 

LEARNING GOALS
COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING

A formal introduction covering relevant, general knowledge, history and sciences through local, national and international perspectives. Students prepare to bridge concepts between Āyurveda and Western sciences for clinical practice.

 

CURRICULUM
LESSONS & EXAMINATIONS

Lessons 1 through 28 are approximately one hour each of self-paced, preparatory study with a pre-recorded lecture, textbook reading and a self-assessment quiz. Expect to spend up an additional one to two hours of study and memorization per lesson.

After completing all 28 lessons and the self-assessment quizzes, schedule your Final Oral Examination (50 minutes) with Katerina Nestorovska, SA. Upon successful completion, students may then take the Final Written Examination (50 minutes).

AYU-100 Lessons

Lesson 01: Introduction

Lesson 02: Defining Āyurveda

Lesson 03: Purpose and goals

Lesson 04: Scope

Lesson 05: Models of Āyurvedic health care

Lesson 06: Āyurveda and holistic, sustainable health care

Lesson 07: Western health care, biomedicine and Āyurveda

Lesson 08: Traditional medicine: the intersection of philosophy and science

Lesson 09: The scientific method

Lesson 10: Scientific thought and logic

Lesson 11Pramāṇa

Lesson 12Astronomy and time

Lesson 13Physics

Lesson 14Chemistry

Lesson 15: Origins of Ayurveda

Lesson 16Historical review, part 1

Lesson 17Historical review, part 2

Lesson 18Āyurvedic literature, part 1

Lesson 19Āyurvedic literature, part 2

Lesson 20The developing profession and infrastructure

Lesson 21Ethics and values

Lesson 22Standards in education

Lesson 23Standards in practice

Lesson 24Legal considerations

Lesson 25Legal considerations

Lesson 26Communication and documentation

Lesson 27Advancing the Āyurvedic profession

Lesson 28Professional Āyurvedic community

Lesson 29Final Oral Exam (50 minutes)

Lesson 30Final Written Exam (50 minutes)

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