Dhanvantari Ayurveda Center Michael Dick, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Leesburg, Florida e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two Handbooks that have been developed by the author--one dealing with herbology and the other with the subject of the qualities (gunas) of substance. The herbology course comes with review questions. The course on gunas is more technical and suited for the intermediate/advanced student of Ayurveda's Panchamahabhuta Siddhanta / Tri-Dosha Siddhanta. Both texts were developed by the author to teach this material while at The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, as a teaching associate to Dr. Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc.
The bulky, A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology (about 500 pages of content and 85 pages of appendices) is organized in a manner to help acquaint the student with theory and the classical Ayurvedic literature, in a topical way, by including extensive quotes from the ancient texts. This approach serves to authenticate statements of the author and others about the content of Ayurveda and helps to give the student a broad comprehension of the theoretical framework of Ayurveda. Review questions are included to aid learning and recall of highlights of the respective chapters.
A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology, with its 20 sections is an ideal learning device for the Ayurvedic student newcomer. The sections are:
Introduction / Table of Contents pdf
5. Dravya Guna--Theory of Drug Action
12. Ayurvedic Preparations
14. GMP's--Handling, Processing, Storage
17. Legal Issues
19. Applied Herbology – The 24 Herbs
The Handbook Distance Learning Course takes the student through these sections one module at a time. The student returns written questions for grading (sections 1-19 only). The student is also required to complete one of the four following options--read and return a short written summary / review as described below.
An average grade of 85% is expected for earning a Certification of Completion in Ayurvedic Herbology
Fees include one copy of the Survey, a .pdf searchable data fie, and a searchable data file of its 24 covered herbs (Windows / MS Office compatible), Tests and Grading thereof, Certificate. $950.
Nota Bene: Deadline for completion of the course for purposes of grading exams and book reviews and issuing Certificate of Completion is one calendar year from receipt of A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology and testing materials.
Required / Supplied: A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology, Michael Dick MA
And one of the 4 Options below:
Option 1 --Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants (Dravyagunavignyan) Vaidya V.M. Gogte, Bhavan's Book University, Mumbai, India 2000 Read Part I (284 pages) and write a 5 page summary / review.
Option 2 --Bhaishajya Kalpana Vijnanam, Dr. K Rama Chandra Reddy, Chaukhambha, Varanasi, India, 1998 AND
--Dravyaguna Vijnana (Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda) Vol I, by Dr. I L N Sastry, Chaukhambha, Varanasi, India, 2002 Read both books and write a 3 page summary / review on each book
Option 3 --Textbook of Advanced Herbology by Terry Willard, PhD, Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1992 Read and write a 5 page summary / review.
Option 4 --Herbs of Choice (The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals), by Varro E. Tyler, PhD, Professional Products Press, NY, 1994 AND
--Yoga of Herbs (An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine), by Lad and Frawley, Lotus Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1988 Read both books and write a 3 page summary / review of each.
NOTICE: Student is expected to acquire optional books on his or her own. Ordering information of options 1 and 2 will be provided upon request.
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