The Impact of COVID- 19 Pandemic on Ayurveda Education- Challenges and Solutions.

  • Dr. Vidhya Bharti Sharma Doctor
  • Dr. Bharatkumar Padhar Lecturer, P.G. Department of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
  • Dr. H.M.L. Meena Associate Professor, PG Department of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur.
Keywords: Ayurveda, COVID-19, Education, Teaching Learning

Abstract

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), as the pandemic disease. Social distancing and face-covering have been adopted to prevent the spread of the disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted every aspect of human life, including education too. Aim: This study aims to identify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ayurveda education and provide a possible solution for rising problems. Methodology: The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the Ayurveda education system was assessed by keen observations and discussion with students and teachers of Ayurveda. With the help of information technology experts, the available technology tools were also critically analyzed and reviewed to engage them for the solution of the issues concerned with Ayurveda education.
Outcomes: The COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted the patient-centric teaching-learning process in Indoor, Outdoor, and emergency wards. Clinical examinations, the practice of Panchakarma procedures, and evaluation of patient conditions based on Ayurveda parameters like Nadi Pariksha (Pulse examination), Sparsha Pariksha (Palpation and Percussion) are highly affected in COVID 19 pandemic era. The use of online meeting tools, Google classroom, virtual case presentations, webinar organizing tools, and online examination conducting tools is the greatest help to fight the issues related to Ayurveda education.
Conclusion: Identification of issues and adoptions of suitable technology, effective handling, and creating the interest of students in technology can help to minimize the negative impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on Ayurveda education.

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Published
2021-06-30
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Sharma VB, Padhar B, Meena H. The Impact of COVID- 19 Pandemic on Ayurveda Education- Challenges and Solutions. IJATM [Internet]. 2021Jun.30 [cited 2022Jan.24];3(4):38-1. Available from: https://ijatm.org/index.php/ijatm/article/view/80
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