Homeopathy

Certified Practitioner of Homeopathy

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH     101      Pathology

3 classes, 6 credit hours

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE

HOM 101        Principles of Homeopathic Philosophy

HOM 201        Homeopathic Materia Medica 1

HOM 202        Homeopathic Materia Medica 2

HOM 301        Organon of Medicine

HOM 401        Case Taking

HOM 501        The Repertory 1

HOM 502        The Repertory 2

HOM 601        Clinical Case Taking and Repertory Work

HOM 650        Psychological and Pediatric Homeopathy

HOM 675        Pathology

HOM 685        Midwifery, Pregnancy and Post Natal Homeopathy

HOM 701        Medical Ethics, Legal Issues and the Homeopathic Practitioner

12 classes, 24 credit hours

 

Bachelors Degree in Homeopathy

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH   101      Pathology

HH       101      Holistic Health and Hygiene

PTH     201      Human Pathology and Immunology

GYN     101      Gynecology and Obstetrics

ME       101      Medical Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence

7 classes, 14 credit hours

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE

HOM 101        Principles of Homeopathic Philosophy

HOM 201        Homeopathic Materia Medica 1

HOM 202        Homeopathic Materia Medica 2

HOM 301        Organon of Medicine

HOM 401        Case Taking

HOM 501        The Repertory 1

HOM 502        The Repertory 2

HOM 601        Clinical Case Taking and Repertory Work

HOM 650        Psychological and Pediatric Homeopathy

HOM 675        Pathology

HOM 685        Midwifery, Pregnancy and Post Natal Homeopathy

HOM 701        Medical Ethics, Legal Issues and the Homeopathic Practitioner

12 classes, 24 credit hours

One year of supervised clinical study

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HOM 101                    Principles of Homeopathic Philosophy

Students receive an overview of Homeopathy’s basic precepts including the Law of Similar, Hering’s law of cure, and concepts of suppression. Students learn the history of homeopathy from its origin in 1796 when its principles were discovered by Samuel Hahnemann to its widespread modern day practice. Students explore the process of creating homeopathic remedies and are given a general overview of their appropriate prescription and effectiveness, and then conclude the class with a discussion of the holistic philosophy of homeopathy.

HOM 201                    Homeopathic Materia Medica 1

The Homepathic Materia Medica comprises books which collectively contain exhaustive data about each substance found effective in homeopathic proving. Students explore this body of knowledge about the healing properties of substances that include extracts from herbs and plants, chemicals, minerals, and animals. This vast wealth of information guides Homeopaths in prescribing remedies, and students gain a holistic view of this knowledge and an understanding of how it is used.

HOM 202                    Homeopathic Materia Medica 2

This class continues the exploration of the Materia Medica as students learn more about its effective use. Students discover how this extensive body of knowledge is applied to individual cases in conjunction with the repertory of client’s conditions. An overview of the history of the Homeopathic Materia Medica offers additional insight into the various books, and then students become familiar with practical methods for using these reference works to find relevant information for each individual case.

HOM 301                    Organon of Medicine

The Organon of Medicine is Samuel Hahnemann’s fundamental work describing the science, art and theory of Homeopathy. This class takes students on a journey of discovery into Hahnemann’s groundbreaking insights into health and healing, and makes this complex and comprehensive work understandable to today’s practitioner. The student will gain an in-depth appreciation for homeopathic foundations and principles and receive insight into its historical importance, while the emphasis remains on the Organon of Medicine’s relevance for the contemporary homeopathic practitioner.

HOM 401                    Case Taking

Students learn the subtleties and basics of homeopathic case taking, which requires the use of careful listening, skilled observation, and a holistic consideration of all elements affecting a client’s well being. Students contrast this method with the superficial symptom diagnosis of conventional medicine, and review the totality of information required to understand the client’s deep seated nature and prescribe the appropriate remedy. This thorough introduction includes case studies that allow the student to examine the multifaceted dimensions of homeopathic case taking and understand how homeopathy treats each individual as a unique, whole person.

HOM 501                    The Repertory 1

The homeopathic repertory is an index to symptoms of illness and their remedies, and a practical companion to the information in the Materia Medica. Students learn how to make the most effective use of information contained in the repertory and apply this knowledge in harmony with the insights gained from case taking. The course provides students with an understanding of homeopathic pharmacy and remedy making, acute and chronic prescribing, and remedy proving.

HOM 502                    The Repertory 2

Continued study of the repertory shows how the homeopathic method requires a profound exploration of interrelated aspects of a client’s life as well as a full understanding of the specific complaint. This class stresses that the repertory can only achieve ideal benefits with careful and sensitive study, and provides students with the foundations for effective homeopathic diagnosis.

HOM 601                    Clinical Case Taking and Repertory Work

Students learn remedies for the most common ailments and the steps involved in arriving at the correct remedy, and engage in comprehensive repertory analysis. Students receive thorough knowledge of the preparation of homeopathic remedies, learn to assess the reaction to a remedy and explore procedures for follow-up prescriptions. Communication skills and deep listening techniques related to effective case taking are reviewed with examples and case studies. Students are guided in remedy selection and gain a deep understanding of the key elements to successful homeopathic treatment.

HOM 650                    Psychological and Pediatric Homeopathy

Students learn homeopathic concepts and approaches to depression, hysteria, grief and fear. The class contains an exploration of advanced homeopathic techniques and a thorough analysis of remedies for dealing with psychological issues. The course also discusses pediatric case talking and the use of homeopathy in dealing with autism, hyperactivity and other childhood issues.

HOM 675                    Pathology

Students study homeopathy as it relates to infectious disease, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, STDs, auto immune diseases, and glandular malfunction.

HOM 685                    Midwifery, Pregnancy and Post Natal Homeopathy

Students learn the homeopathic approach to pregnancy and the role of homeopathic treatment in assisting expectant mothers under the care of midwives and doulas. Homeopathic remedies used during pregnancy as well as remedies for dealing with post natal issues are reviewed in detail.

HOM 701                    Medical Ethics, Legal Issues and the Homeopathic Practitioner

Legal considerations, ethical issues, and the requirements and steps for creating a healing and successful homeopathic practice are reviewed. Students explore real world examples to learn the role homeopaths play in holistic medical centers as well as exploring the challenges and drawbacks of private practice.