Course Curriculum

The Bachelor of Sowa Rigpa Medicine degree program consists of:

4.5 years of academic studies 

1 year of clinical internship

The first four and a half years are divided into nine semesters, offering a comprehensive training in theoretical and practical studies of the Gyud Zhi (Four Medical Tantras). This will be complimented by courses on essential aspects of modern medicine, as well as other subjects such as Buddhism, Tibetan language and astrology.

 

Upon successful completion of the academic portion of the program, students will complete a one year clinical internship, with the first six months in a Sowa Rigpa clinic inside Nepal. The second six months of the internship can be completed in Nepal or at a Sowa Rigpa clinic abroad.

Join our new course beginning August, 2019

Course Outline by Subject

1st semester

Paper 1: Sowa Rigpa History

Paper 2: Basic Concepts and Ethics

Paper 3: Tibetan Language I

Paper 4: Essentials of Buddhism

Paper 5: Astrology

2nd semester

Paper 1: Sorig Anatomy and Physiology

Paper 2: Diet and Lifestyle

Paper 3: Principles of Herbal Medicine and Pharmacology

Paper 4: Modern Anatomy and Physiology

Paper 5: Tibetan Language II

3st semester

Paper 1: Principles of Pathology

Paper 2: Diagnostic Skills and Methods

Paper 3: Treatment Methods

Paper 4: Materia Medica

Paper 5: Basic Western Medical Pathology

4th semester

Paper 1: Health Preservation, Rejuvenation, and Virilification

Paper 2: Compounding of Pacifying Medicine I

Paper 3: Mild External Therapies

Paper 4: Plant Biology and Conservation

Paper 5: Buddhist Approach to Health and Hygiene

5th semester

Paper 1: Compounding of Pacifying Medicine II

Paper 2: Harsh External and Evacuative Therapies

Paper 3: Diseases of the Three Humors & Internal Disorders

Paper 4: Heat Disorders I

Paper 5: Basic Clinical Skills – Allopathic Examination

6th semester

Paper 1: Heat Disorders II

Paper 2: Upper Body Disorders

Paper 3: Internal Organ Disorders

Paper 4: Hollow Organ Disorders

Paper 5: Public Health & Epidemiology

7th semester

Paper 1: Miscellaneous Disorders I

Paper 2: Miscellaneous Disorders II

Paper 3: Traumatology

Paper 4: Self-Manifested Lesions

Paper 5: Clinical Medicine

8th semester

Paper 1: Pediatrics and Toxicology

Paper 2: Genital and Gynecological Disorders

Paper 3: Psychology and Spirit Provocations

Paper 4: Health Counseling and Compassionate-Care

Paper 5: Clinical Medicine – Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Psychology

9th semester

Paper 1: Conclusion and Entrustment Chapters of the Four Tantras, Yuthok Nyingthig Teachings

Paper 2: Pestilential Diseases I

Paper 3: Pestilential Diseases II

Paper 4: Research Methodology and Sowa Rigpa

Paper 5: Elective Course

FIRST YEAR

1st semester

Paper 1: Sowa Rigpa History

Paper 2: Basic Concepts and Ethics

Paper 3: Tibetan Language I

Paper 4: Essentials of Buddhism

Paper 5: Astrology

2nd semester

Paper 1: Sorig Anatomy and Physiology

Paper 2: Diet and Lifestyle

Paper 3: Principles of Herbal Medicine and Pharmacology

Paper 4: Modern Anatomy and Physiology

Paper 5: Tibetan Language II

SECOND YEAR

3st semester

Paper 1: Principles of Pathology

Paper 2: Diagnostic Skills and Methods

Paper 3: Treatment Methods

Paper 4: Materia Medica

Paper 5: Basic Western Medical Pathology

4th semester

Paper 1: Health Preservation, Rejuvenation, and Virilification

Paper 2: Compounding of Pacifying Medicine I

Paper 3: Mild External Therapies

Paper 4: Plant Biology and Conservation

Paper 5: Buddhist Approach to Health and Hygiene

THIRD YEAR

5th semester

Paper 1: Compounding of Pacifying Medicine II

Paper 2: Harsh External and Evacuative Therapies

Paper 3: Diseases of the Three Humors & Internal Disorders

Paper 4: Heat Disorders I

Paper 5: Basic Clinical Skills – Allopathic Examination

6th semester

Paper 1: Heat Disorders II

Paper 2: Upper Body Disorders

Paper 3: Internal Organ Disorders

Paper 4: Hollow Organ Disorders

Paper 5: Public Health & Epidemiology

FOURTH YEAR

7th semester

Paper 1: Miscellaneous Disorders I

Paper 2: Miscellaneous Disorders II

Paper 3: Traumatology

Paper 4: Self-Manifested Lesions

Paper 5: Clinical Medicine

8th semester

Paper 1: Pediatrics and Toxicology

Paper 2: Genital and Gynecological Disorders

Paper 3: Psychology and Spirit Provocations

Paper 4: Health Counseling and Compassionate-Care

Paper 5: Clinical Medicine – Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Psychology

FIFTH YEAR

9th semester

Paper 1: Conclusion and Entrustment Chapters of the Four Tantras, Yuthok Nyingthig Teachings

Paper 2: Pestilential Diseases I

Paper 3: Pestilential Diseases II

Paper 4: Research Methodology and Sowa Rigpa

Paper 5: Elective Course

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