Undergraduate Year 1 & 2 - Practitioner Program Class Descriptions

Post Graduate, Graduate Program Years 3 & 4 and Post Graduate Class Descriptions

Practitioner Program (1st & 2nd Years)

Year A (Academic year that begins in an even numbered year)

Meditation with Sadananda – 1 credits
Fall & Spring semester - 30 weeks, Wednesday 9 - 9:50 am.

Year A topic- meditation for pulse reading.

Description: This course introduces specific practices designed to enhance pulse reading skills and teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the art of self-enquiry.

Assignments/Assessments:

Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Diagnosis and Therapeutics) with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall and Spring semester- 30 weeks, Wednesday 10 am - 12:45 pm

Description: This in depth course develops skills in the ancient Ayurvedic art of pulse diagnosis, following the methodology developed by Dr Vasant Lad. Teachings on therapeutic approaches for the various pulse findings serve to make this class uniquely useful. Each class is preceded by a meditation class designed to cultivate the mindfulness and compassion necessary for pulse diagnosis and also includes practice time. During practice time students will have ample opportunity to develop their pulse reading skills with Ma’s supervision.

Required Book: Lad, Vasant. Secrets of the Pulse The Ayurvedic Press

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Case-based Studies with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall and Spring semesters- 30 weeks, Wednesday 2:15 - 5:00 pm

Descriptions: In line with the new medical curriculum, this is a problem based, student directed approach designed to provide participants with the tools needed to garner and evaluate knowledge and information. Working with real life cases, students will research and study the features of anatomy, Ayurvedic physiology, classical pathology, Western pathophysiology, herbology, nutrition, recipes and therapeutics appropriate for the cases. Targeted lectures and tutorials help provide direction and conceptual framework for student-directed learning. Students at various levels of knowledge participate in the course together, enhancing opportunities for peer mentoring. The course is designed based on the sixteen major srotansi, with one module for each srotas.

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Satsang with Alakananda Ma – 2 credits
Fall & Spring semesters-30 weeks, Friday 9 - 9:50 am

Year A topic - Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita

Description: Satsang with Ma is a unique opportunity to sit at the feet of a spiritual teacher and delve into the philosophy of the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, as well as to learn Ayurvedic ethics through the yamas, niyamas and paramitas.

Required Books: The Upanishads Penguin Classics tr. Valerie Roebuck, Seven Systems of Philosophy - Ramanujan Tigunait, Bhagavad Gita tr. Eknath Easwaran

Sing the Sutras with Renay Oshop – 3 credits
Fall semester- 15 weeks, Friday 10 am -1 pm

Description: Sing, sing a song. Become a child again as we learn the major Ayurvedic sutras in the classic way. Light grammar and vocabulary, as well as analysis of Ayurvedic content, will be addressed. Memorization of these sutras in Sanskrit is helpful knowledge for more advanced study.

Required Books:

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Fundamentals of Ayurveda with Kourtney Nelson – 3 credits
Fall semester, Year 1 students only, Friday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a survey course that will give a foundation in Ayurvedic studies for the practitioner, covering doshas, upadoshas, dhatus, ojas, tejas, and prana.

Required Book: Lad, Vasant, The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles, Volume One

Assignments/Assessment: Weekly readings from the text, weekly quizzes.

Marma Points with Annalise Ozols – 1 credit
Spring Semester- 5 weeks, Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Description: An introduction to the vital energy points used in Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment.

Recommended Book: Marma Points of Ayurveda by Vasant Lad and Anisha Durve

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Basic Botany with Jane Bunin – 2 credits
Spring semester- 10 weeks, Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Description: We will first learn some fundamentals of plant morphology and physiology, which will compliment our studies of the ecology of plants. Ecology, the study of the homes and relationships of living organisms and their environments, will include principles of landscape structure and function. This will complement our direct experiences, field trips and understandings of wild land plants and their human uses.

Required Book: Elpel, Thomas. 2005, 5th ed. Botany in a Day. The Patterns Method of Plant Identification

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Clinic Roundtable with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Spring semester each year – 30 weeks, Friday 2:15 - 5:00 pm

Description: During a weekly meeting, Ma and the senior students will discuss the clients seen that week and consider their treatment plans. Second, third and fourth year students participate together, creating a rich and diverse learning environment. First year students learn how about clinical work from observation and participation in this course prior to beginning student clinic.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinical Internship with Alakananda Ma and her senior students - 16 credits
Offered annually during both semesters, Tuesdays OR Thursdays 8:35 am - 5:30 pm
Half the students must attend either on a Tuesday or a Thursday. Attendance on your assigned clinic day is mandatory

Description: Students enter their clinical clerkship (internship) from the outset of the program, gradually developing their abilities in diagnostic skills, clinical interview and diet and lifestyle counseling. Students see the patients before Ma does, taking vital signs and filling out a prakruti questionnaire. They also take the opportunity to practice their diagnostic skills. From the second semester, students begin conducting supervised diet and lifestyle counseling sessions. First year and second year students are paired in the clinical clerkship to allow for peer mentoring. Students are gradually prepared for their final semester, in which they will conduct the entire diagnostic interview themselves, receiving supervision from Alakananda Ma and managing their own patients under her guidance.

Required Item: Sphigmometer and pen light

Recommended Books: Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary by Dorland, The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Edition: The World's Most Widely Used Medical Reference - Now In Everyday Language by Mark H. Beers

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Ayurvedic Diet, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with Alakananda Ma - 1 credit
Fall & Spring Semester: Every Wednesday 12:45 - 2:15 pm and Friday 1 - 2:15 pm

Description: In our unique culinary, dietetic and nutritional program, students experience and discuss 120 different Ayurvedic menus, receiving a recipe manual with a rich collection of dishes. Menus and dietary learning are tailored to each srotas in turn and the course is integrated with case-based studies in its sequence of topics. This class takes place during lunch and is a required course. Gluten free and dairy free options routinely offered.

Materials Cost: $250 per semester (includes lunch or recipe manual)

Assignments/Assessment:

 

Undergraduate Year B (Academic year that begins with an odd numbered year)

Meditation with Alakananda Ma – 1 credit
Fall & Spring semester- 30 weeks, Wednesday 9 - 9:50 am

Description: The focus of meditation class this year is to develop the four qualities Charak describes as essential for the Ayurvedic healer: loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.

Required Book: Loving-Kindness: The revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

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Materia Medica with Alakananda Ma – 3 credits
Fall & Spring semester-15 weeks, Wednesday 10 am - 12:45 pm (Alternates weeks with Diagnostic Skills)

Description: This class begins with the principles of dravyaguna as laid out in Charak Samhita and Sharngadhara Samhita and then proceeds to in-depth study of individual herbs according to karma or mode of action.

Required Book: Herbology Manual purchased from Alandi

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Ashtavidha Pariksha (Diagnostic Skills) with Alakananda Ma – 3 credits
Fall & Spring semester-15 weeks, Wednesday 10 - 12:45 pm (Alternates weeks with Materia Medica)

Description: This course develops skills in ashtavidha pariksha, the eightfold examination. Students will learn to take a history and to assess prakruti and vikruti. They will examine the tongue, nails, eyes, lymph nodes, dhatus and srotansi: including abdominal and neurological examination as well as the delicate art of taking a sexual history. Each class is preceded by a meditation class designed to cultivate the mindfulness and compassion necessary for diagnosis and is followed by practice time.

Required Book: Lad, Vasant, The Textbook of Ayurveda: A Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment, Volume Two

Assignments/Assessment:

Case-based Studies with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall and Spring semesters- 30 weeks, Wednesday from 2:15 - 5 pm

Description: In line with the new medical curriculum, this is a problem based, student directed approach designed to provide participants with the tools needed to garner and evaluate knowledge and information. Working with real life cases, students will research and study the features of anatomy, Ayurvedic physiology, classical pathology, Western pathophysiology, herbology, nutrition, recipes and therapeutics appropriate for the cases. Targeted lectures and tutorials help provide direction and conceptual framework for student-directed learning. Students at various levels of knowledge participate in the course together, enhancing opportunities for peer mentoring. The course is designed based on the sixteen major srotansi, with one module for each srotas.

Assignments/Assessment:

Satsang with Alakananda Ma – 2 credits
Fall & Spring semester- 30 weeks, Friday 9 - 9:50 am

Year B topic- Art and Ethics of Healing.

Description: Satsang with Ma is a unique opportunity to sit at the feet of a spiritual teacher and delve into the philosophy of the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, as well as to learn Ayurvedic ethics through the yamas, niyamas and paramitas.

Required Book:

Assignments/Assessment:

History, Philosophy and Sutras of Ayurveda with Dr Bharat Vaidya
Fall semester- 15 weeks, Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Description: We will engage together in some deep study of key sutras in the Major Triad (Charak, Shushruta, and Vaghbhat) as well as considering historical aspects such as: Beginning of Ayurved since pre- Vedic era, Vedic culture and the development of early Ayurvedic philosophy, contributions of Charak, Shushruta, and Vaghbhat, Medieval period, Ayurveda under the Moghul Empire and the British Raj and Ayurveda in modern times.

Required Book: Copy Packet purchased from Alandi

Assignments/Assessment:

Fundamentals of Ayurveda with Kourtney Nelson – 3 credits
Fall semester- Year 1 students only, Friday 2:15 - 5 pm

Description: This is a survey course that will give a foundation in Ayurvedic studies for the practitioner, covering doshas, upadoshas, dhatus, ojas, tejas, and prana.

Required Book: Lad, Vasant, The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles, Volume One

Assignments/Assessment: Weekly readings from the text, weekly quizzes.

Ethnopharmacology with Dr. Bharat Vaidya – 1 credit
Spring semester- 5 weeks, Friday 10 am- 1 pm

Description: We will cover the ethnobotany of fifteen herbs used in the pre-Vedic era as well as ethnopharmacological herbs for respiratory tract, cardiovascular agents, hepatoprotective herbs, digestive herbs and rasayana drugs.

Required Book: Required Copy Packet ourchsed from Alandi

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Classical Pancha Karma Theory with Dr. Bharat Vaidya – 2 credits
Spring semester- 10 weeks, Friday 10 am – 1 pm

Description: Panchkarma plays an important role in treating various diseases and restoring the body to balance. This class describes in depth the Panchkarma program based on how it prescribed in the West and at Alandi Ayurveda, including selection of herbs, oils, indication, contraindication etc.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinic Roundtable with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Spring semester each year – 30 weeks, Friday 2:15 - 5:00 pm

Description: During a weekly meeting, Ma and the senior students will discuss the clients seen that week and consider their treatment plans. Second, third and fourth year students participate together, creating a rich and diverse learning environment. First year students learn how about clinical work from observation and participation in this course prior to beginning student clinic.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinical Internship with Alakananda Ma and her senior students - 16 credits
Offered annually during both semesters, Tuesdays OR Thursdays 8:35 am - 5:30 pm
Half the students must attend either on a Tuesday or a Thursday. Attendance on your assigned clinic day is mandatory

Half the students must attend either on a Tuesday or a Thursday. Attendance on your assigned clinic day is mandatory.

Description: Students enter their clinical clerkship (internship) from the outset of the program, gradually developing their abilities in diagnostic skills, clinical interview and diet and lifestyle counseling. Students see the patients before Ma does, taking vital signs and filling out a prakruti questionnaire. They also take the opportunity to practice their diagnostic skills. From the second semester, students begin conducting supervised diet and lifestyle counseling sessions. First year and second year students are paired in the clinical clerkship to allow for peer mentoring. Students are gradually prepared for their final semester, in which they will conduct the entire diagnostic interview themselves, receiving supervision from Alakananda Ma and managing their own patients under her guidance.

Required Item: Sphigmometer and pen light

Recommended Books: Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary by Dorland; The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Edition: The World's Most Widely Used Medical Reference - Now In Everyday Language by Mark H. Beers

Assignments/Assessment:

Ayurvedic Diet, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with Alakananda Ma - 1 credits
Fall & Spring Semester: Every Wednesday and Friday, 1 - 2 pm

Description: In our unique culinary, dietetic and nutritional program, students experience and discuss 120 different Ayurvedic menus, receiving a recipe manual with a rich collection of dishes. Menus and dietary learning are tailored to each srotas in turn and the course is integrated with case-based studies in its sequence of topics. This class takes place during lunch and is a required course. Gluten free and dairy free options routinely offered.

Materials Cost: $250 per semester (includes lunch or recipe manual)

Assignments/Assessment:

Weekend or Intensive Workshops

Medicine Making with Heidi Nordlund, Home PK Director and Kourtney Nelson, Pharmacy Director – 3 credits (only 1 credit for Continuing Education workshop; pharmacy hours not included)
Fall semester, weekend class for first year students only

Description: This practical class is rooted in the Sharngadhara Samhita. Students will learn how to prepare and use herbs within the traditional pancha vidha kashaya–the five methods of processing herbs— including swarasa (fresh juices), kwatha ( decoctions), ushna kashaya (hot infusions), hima kashaya ( cold infusions), kalka ( pastes/pulps), as well as churna (powders), avaleha (confections), medicated and ghee and oils, and herbal wine. They will also learn some traditional preparations—Gandharva Haritaki, Shatavari Kalpa and Ashwagandha Rasayana.After taking this course, students will gain in-depth experience by working in our educational pharmacy.

Materials fee: $40

Assignments/Assessment: Medicine making test, sample ghee and oil, 30 hours of medicine making (completed by end of first year).

Self Care with Alakananda Ma - 1 credit
Fall semester, weekend class for first year students only

Description: This course presents the Alandi approach to self-care, a perspective with makes ancient classical techniques of self-nurturance accessible and relevant to contemporary American issues and lifestyles. Includes: Simple methods of self-assessment, overcoming obstacles to a healthy lifestyle, caring for our digestive fire, daily and seasonal routines, self-care for subtle energy, how to design a personal self-care plan and working with addictions.

Assignments/Assessment:

Lifestyle Counseling with Alakanada Ma - 3 credits
Fall semester, weekend class for first year students only

Description: Assignments/Assessment: Complete and submit 20 lifestyle counseling plans for approval (to be completed by the end of the first year).

Overview of Jyotish and Vastu with Alakanada Ma and Renay Oshop - 2 credits
Spring semester, Year A, weekend class for first and second year students

Description:

Assignments/Assessment:

Pancha Karma Treatments, Basic and Advanced with Annalise Ozols – 4 credits
Two, one week-long intensives arranged on ad hoc basis. Additional tuition and material fees apply

Description: This two week course is focused on diving deep into specialized techniques traditionally used in the purification process of pancha karma. First we will learn the fundamental treatments used in a pancha karma program, including: snehan/abhyangha (oil massage), swedan (full body steam therapy), nasya (nasal treatment), shirodhara (pouring oil/milk/yoghurt to third eye region) and Netra Basti. After these treatments have been absorbed we will move on to learn more specialized treatments not commonly taught in the West such as nadi swedana (localized steam), patra/churna/shastika shali pinda swedana (hot bolus massage), sarvangadhara (warm oil bath), kadhi/griva basti (lower back/neck treatment and udvartana (dry powder massage).Through gaining knowledge of these treatments, one will be able offer the patient a complete pancha karma experience. This course is followed by a 150 hour onsite supervised internship in administering pancha karma.

All students are required to take the first intensive to gain basic knowledge of the treatments and the experience of receiving them; internship is optional and leads to additional certification as a pancha karma therapist.
- Please note that after graduation, to practice in the state of Colorado, you will be required to be a state registered massage therapist or esthetician.

 

Post Graduate Year A (Academic year that begins in an even numbered year)

Madhava Nidhan with Dr Vaidya, BAMS, MD. – 8 credits
Fall semester- 30 weeks, Wednesday 9 am - 12:45 pm

Description: Through textual study of Madhav Nidhan students will understand and be able to apply classical Ayurvedic differential diagnosis and be able to compare with current Western differential diagnoses for similar symptom pictures. This class will enable students to root their differential diagnosis in classical Ayurveda.

Assignments/Assessment:

* Required copy packet

Principles of Surgery and First Aid – 3 credits
Fall semester - 10 weeks, Wednesday 2:15 - 5:00 pm

Description: Students will learn the basic structure of medical terminology to gain better understanding of medical literature and to dialogue in the community. In support of their development in differential diagnosis students will learn to support diagnostic leading hypothesis via evidence based medicine. They will come to understand the different types of study, be able to critique a study to determine if it provides valid evidence and in general be an informed consumer of medical literature.

Assignments/Assessment:

Home Room (group study) – 1 credit
Fall and Spring semesters- 30 weeks, Friday at 9 - 9:50 am

Advanced students will gather to study in a self-directed manner. Students may choose to read the classic texts together, conduct research, discuss cases not covered in Round Table, or work on special projects.

Case Based Studies in Family Practice with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall semester – Stri Vignang (Women’s Health), Spring semester – Bala Chikitsa (Infant and Children’s Health) – 30 weeks; Friday 10 am – 1 pm

Description: In line with the new medical curriculum, this is a problem based, student directed approach designed to provide participants with the tools needed to garner and evaluate knowledge and information. Working with real life cases, students, with Alakananda Ma’s guidance, will research and study Ayurvedic approaches to the diagnosis and management of gynecological, pediatric, psychiatric and geriatric patients, thus equipping themselves for Ayurvedic family practice. Targeted lectures and tutorials help illumine the topic.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinic Roundtable with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall & Spring semesters each year – 30 weeks, Friday 2:15 - 5 pm

Description: During a weekly meeting, Ma and the senior students will discuss the clients seen that week and consider their treatment plans. Second, third and fourth year students participate together, creating a rich and diverse learning environment. First year students learn how about clinical work from observation and participation in this course prior to beginning student clinic.

Assignments/Assessment:

Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum with Terra Rafael – 2 credits
Spring semester- 10 weeks, Wednesday at 2:15 – 5 pm

Description: This course will familiarize students about the processes of fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum, how Ayurveda may support these natural processes, and present problems that may be commonly encountered in an Ayurveda practice with suggested protocols.

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Gerentology with Dr. Bharat Vaidya – 1 credit
Spring semester- 5 weeks, Wednesday at 2:15 pm – 5 pm

Description: Using a combination of Ayurvedic and Modern Medical knowledge, students will learn treatments for specific diseases of aging, and the general uses of Rasayana or rejuvination to maintain health.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinical Internship with Alakananda Ma and her senior students - 16 credits
Offered annually during both semesters, Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Attendance on your assigned clinic day is mandatory.

Description: Postgraduate clinical clerkship will be focused on teaching differential diagnosis, employing special worksheets and pedagogy to this end. Building skill, confidence and experience beyond the two year level through continued patient exposure and peer mentoring. Activities will include students seeing their own patients with Alakananda Ma's supervision; sitting with Ma and assisting her, mentoring second year students and working up differential diagnoses.

Required Item: Sphigmometer and pen light

Recommended Books: Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary by Dorland; The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Edition: The World's Most Widely Used Medical Reference - Now In Everyday Language by Mark H. Beers

Assignments/Assessment:

Ayurvedic Diet, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with Alakananda Ma - 1 credit
Offered annually. Fall & Spring semester. Every Wednesday 12:45 - 2 pm and Friday 1 - 2 pm
* Repeat of this course is optional but recommended for years 3 & 4

Description: In our unique culinary, dietetic and nutritional program, students experience and discuss 120 different Ayurvedic menus, receiving a recipe manual with a rich collection of dishes. Menus and dietary learning are tailored to each srotas in turn and the course is integrated with case-based studies in its sequence of topics. This class takes place during lunch and is a required course. Gluten free and dairy free options routinely offered.

Materials Cost: $250 per semester (includes lunch or recipe manual)

Assignments/Assessment:

Year B (Academic years that begin in an odd numbered year)

Nighantu, Pharmacology and Phytochemistry with Dr Bharat Vaidya – 6 credits
Fall & Spring semesters- 30 weeklong course, Wednesday, 10 am -1 pm

Description: Through detailed study of nighantu texts with Dr Vaidya, students will know how to use the nighantu texts and become familiar with nighantu descriptions of seventy commonly prescribed Ayurvedic herbs. They will become skilled users of medicinal herbs, able to understand basic principles of pharmacology including therapeutic index, toxicity, safety and efficacy, appreciate the mechanisms of herb administration, absorption, transport, metabolism and excretion, and understand the issues of herb drug interactions.

Required Book: Copy Packet purchased from Alandi

Assignments/Assessment:

Biomedical Tests with Helgrid Randolph – 2 credits
Fall semester- 10 weeks, Wednesday 2:15 - 5:00 pm

Description: Students will learn how to understand and make use of laboratory tests, pathology reports and medical imaging.

Recommended Book: Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

Assignments/Assessment:

Shalakya Tantra - Diseases of the Head with Dr. Bharat Vaidya – 1 credit
Fall semester- 5 weeks, Friday at 2:15 – 5:00 pm

Description:

Required Book: Copy Packet purchased from Alandi

Assignments/Assessment:

Home Room (group study) – 1 credit
Fall and Spring semesters- 30 weeks, Friday at 9 - 9:50 am

Advanced students will gather to study in a self-directed manner. Students may choose to read the classic texts together, conduct research, discuss cases not covered in Round Table, or work on special projects.

Case Based Studies in Family Practice with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall semester – Jara Chikitsa (Elders Health), Spring semester – Manas Chikitsa (Mental Health) – 30 weeks; Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Description: In line with the new medical curriculum, this is a problem based, student directed approach designed to provide participants with the tools needed to garner and evaluate knowledge and information. Working with real life cases, students, with Alakananda Ma’s guidance, will research and study Ayurvedic approaches to the diagnosis and management of gynecological, pediatric, psychiatric and geriatric patients, thus equipping themselves for Ayurvedic family practice. Targeted lectures and tutorials help illumine the topic.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinic Roundtable with Alakananda Ma – 6 credits
Fall & Spring semesters each year – 30 weeks, Friday at 2:15 - 5:00 pm

Description: During a weekly meeting, Ma and the senior students will discuss the clients seen that week and consider their treatment plans. Second, third and fourth year students participate together, creating a rich and diverse learning environment. First year students learn how about clinical work from observation and participation in this course prior to beginning student clinic.

Assignments/Assessment:

Principles of Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Health with Kourtney Nelson – 3 credits
Spring semester- 15 weeks, Wednesday 2:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Description: Through this course students will learn both the Ayurvedic and Modern Medical perspectives of toxicology, discussing various poisons, their modes of action, detection, effects, postmortem appearance, and treatments.

Assignments/Assessment:

Clinical Internship with Alakananda Ma and her senior students - 16 credits
Offered annually during both semesters, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Attendance on your assigned clinic day is mandatory

Description: Postgraduate clinical clerkship will be focused on teaching differential diagnosis, employing special worksheets and pedagogy to this end. Building skill, confidence and experience beyond the two year level through continued patient exposure and peer mentoring. Activities will include students seeing their own patients with Alakananda Ma's supervision; sitting with Ma and assisting her, mentoring second year students and working up differential diagnoses.

Required Item: Sphigmometer and pen light

Recommended Books: Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary by Dorland; The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Edition: The World's Most Widely Used Medical Reference - Now In Everyday Language by Mark H. Beers

Assignments/Assessment:

Ayurvedic Diet, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with Alakananda Ma - 1 credits
Offered annually. Fall & Spring semester. Every Wednesday 12:45 - 2 pm and Friday 1 - 2 pm
* Repeat of this course is optional but recommended for years 3 & 4

Description: In our unique culinary, dietetic and nutritional program, students experience and discuss 120 different Ayurvedic menus, receiving a recipe manual with a rich collection of dishes. Menus and dietary learning are tailored to each srotas in turn and the course is integrated with case-based studies in its sequence of topics. Gluten free and dairy free options routinely offered.

Materials Cost: $250 per semester (includes lunch or recipe manual)

Assignments/Assessment:

Independent Project – 3 credits

Description: Conducted over the 2 years of advanced program Advanced students will propose and work on an independent project to be presented in the final semester of the program.