A real strength of Ayurveda is preventive measures and maintaining good health which is included in subject Swasthavritta. So this subject is very much important in faculty of Ayurveda.
According to CCIM, Swasthavritta syllabus also contains preventive measures of Modern science, Yogshastra and Naturopathy. The content of subject is very useful to create such students, who are able to bring about welfare of the society with the help of science of Ayurveda along with Yogshastra and Naturopathy. Department of Swasthavritta is established Department of SSAM.
At the end of the course the students shall be able to explain the concept of health; they should advice an appropriate healthy regimen to patients. They should discriminate various food articles and its usefulness as a diet consultant to the community.
While serving the community they should identify various conditions that can lead to the spread of communicable diseases and non - communicable diseases and its preventive measures according to Ayurveda and modern medicine with the help of Yoga therapy and Naturopathy. They should understand the principles and components of primary health care and the national health policies to achieve the goal of “Health for all”.
Departmental Features :
Department of Swasthavritta is having its own library containing various texts and reference books of Ayurveda, Modern science, Yogashastra and Nisargopchar.
Teaching aids -
Transparencies, slides, CDs of pranayama, aasan, shatkarma, Ppt. presentations of various syllabus topics are available in the department as teaching aids.
Museum & Yoga Hall - Department possesses its own museum with all required charts, models and specimens. A separate Yoga Hall with an adequate space for Yogasana and all relevant charts related to Yoga is also available.
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES :-
1] Awareness programme - Lectures about ‘health education’ are conducted by the departmental teachers for school students of Sane Guruji Vidyalaya and Dhadgaon village school.
2] N.S.S. activity - Departmental teachers participate as a guest lecturer in various NSS camps.
3] Community health work - Teachers of the department actively participate in community health programmes like health survey, school health check up, Pulse Polio Programme, Leprosy Eradication Programme organized by Pune Municipal Corporation, also, rallies for awareness about tuberculosis in community, Swine flu vaccination programme and Swasrnaprashan Shibir are organized by our institute.
4] For up gradation of knowledge, teachers of the department participate in various RoTP, seminars, CME, etc.
5] For modification and up gradation of syllabus department of Swasthavritta organized ‘Swasthavritta teachers workshop’ in 2006.
6] Teachers of Swasthavritta contributed their efforts in ‘World Ayurveda Congress 2006’ and ‘Update on Ayurveda and Unani 2009.
7] Swasthya OPD is conducted by Swasthavritta department in Sane Guruji hospital.
8] Consultation about the diet, Yoga, Naturopathy is done.
9] Visitations - To gain more knowledge about some part of our syllabus, we organize various visits like leprosy sanitarium, milk dairy, water purification plant, sewage treatment plant, primary health centre, MCH centre, etc. In addition to that, we arrange guest lecture for students.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES -
Departmental teachers have delivered their efforts on various topics useful regarding the Swine flue prevention through Ayurvedic Dhoompana Regimen (i. e. Medicated inhalation by means of Herbal products).