CURRICULUM


The Bachelor of Sowa Rigpa Medicine (BSM)

degree program consists of:



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.


FIRST YEAR (1ST SEMESTER)

SRC101

Paper 1: Sowa Rigpa History

SRC102

Paper 2: Basic Concepts and Ethics

TIB141

Paper 3: Tibetan Language I

BBS101

Paper 4: Essentials of Buddhism

BAS102

Paper 5: Astrology


FIRST YEAR (2ND SEMESTER)

SRC201

Paper 1: Sorig Anatomy and Physiology

SRC202

Paper 2: Diet and Lifestyle

SRC210

Paper 3: Principles of Herbal Medicine and Pharmacology

WMS101

Paper 4: Modern Anatomy and Physiology

TIB241

Paper 5: Tibetan Language II

SECOND YEAR (3RD SEMESTER)

SRC203

Paper 1: Principles of Pathology

SRC355

Paper 2: Diagnostic Skills and Methods

SRC205

Paper 3: Treatment Methods

SRC301

Paper 4: Materia Medica

WMS201

Paper 5: Basic Western Medical Pathology


SECOND YEAR (4TH SEMESTER)

SRC206

Paper 1: Health Preservation, Rejuvenation, and Virilification

SRC207

Paper 2: Compounding of Pacifying Medicine I

SRC208

Paper 3: Mild External Therapies

PBC301

Paper 4: Plant Biology and Conservation

BSS251

Paper 5: Buddhist Approach to Health and Hygiene

THIRD YEAR (5TH SEMESTER)

SRC209

Paper 1: Compounding of Pacifying Medicine II

SRC310

Paper 2: Harsh External and Evacuative Therapies

SRC390

Paper 3: Diseases of the Three Humors & Internal Disorders

SRC330

Paper 4: Heat Disorders I

WMS301

Paper 5: Basic Clinical Skills – Allopathic Examination

THIRD YEAR (6TH SEMESTER)

SRC340

Paper 1: Heat Disorders II

SRC 350

Paper 2: Upper Body Disorders

SRC360

Paper 3: Internal Organ Disorders

SRC370

Paper 4: Hollow Organ Disorders

WMS304

Paper 5: Public Health & Epidemiology


FOURTH YEAR (7TH SEMESTER)

SRC301

Paper 1: Miscellaneous Disorders I

SRC320

Paper 2: Miscellaneous Disorders II

SRC351

Paper 3: Traumatology

SRC352

Paper 4: Self-Manifested Lesions

WMS401

Paper 5: Clinical Medicine

FOURTH YEAR (8TH SEMESTER)

SRC353

Paper 1: Pediatrics and Toxicology

SRC354

Paper 2: Genital and Gynecological Disorders

SRC381

Paper 3: Psychology and Spirit Provocations

WMS402

Paper 4: Health Counseling and Compassionate-Care

WMS403

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

FIFTH YEAR (9TH SEMESTER)

SRC401

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

SRC402

Paper 2: Pestilential Diseases I

SRC403

Paper 3: Pestilential Diseases II

SRC450

Paper 4: Research Methodology and Sowa Rigpa

SRC400

Paper 5: Elective Course

a) Science of Meditation,

b) Advanced Topics in Astrology

c) Sowa Rigpa Advanced Textual Study

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