Department of Rachana Sharir

Department of Rachana Sharir or Department of Human Anatomy is one of the pre-clinical departments that teach Anatomy in the1st professional of B.A.M.S. course. It is also studied at the post graduate and doctoral level. Study of the gross human anatomy is main focus at B.A.M.S. level wherein human anatomy is understood with the help of dissection of dead human body (cadaver). Ayurvedic concepts of Anatomy (Rachana Sharir) are also studied at this level, which involves primarily the Sharirsthan (chapter on human body) of Basic Ayurvedic texts of Sushrut Samhita, Charak Samhita and Ashtang Hridaya. It can be stated that Ayurvedic student has a better view of Human Anatomy than the modern counterpart.

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