Homeopathic Medicine Course
|These are the specifications of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine’s
Homeopathic Medicine course:
|1. Awarding Institution / Body:||Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine|
|2. Teaching Institution:||Online and distance learning, with tutor support|
|3. Programme Accredited by:||Complementary Medical Association, UK; Pastoral Medical Association, USA; The Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists, UK.|
|4. Final Award||Compulsory course for all Bachelor’s degree students in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine|
|5. Programme title:||Homeopathic Medicine|
|6. Course Code and level:||BNHM6012|
|7. Duration of programme:||One trimester or 12 weeks|
|8. Total number of study hours:||Equivalent to 6 US credits or 90 clock hours of study|
|9. Enrollment requirements:||Bachelor’s degree students|
|10. Enrollment date:||Second year, First Trimester|
|11. Fees:||Full payment: €420 Euros; Installment plan: €148 per month for 3 monthly payments.|
Homeopathic Medicine Course
This is an exciting adventure into the world of homeopathy – a science that has always had its proponents but also its opponents. Once mastered in the right hands, homeopathic medicine can become a powerful healing tool that can work instantaneously where no other therapy can. This homeopathic medicine course can be taken from the comfort of ones home, while learning enough to begin practising with other health modalities.
The Homeopathic Medicine Course courses consists of 14 Lessons with over 600 pages of reading material all downloadable .pdf files that can be stored on your hard drive and reviewed even on your travels. Also included are videos of documentaries and lectures on various aspects of homeopathy and homeopathic medicine. There is a wealth of information to absorb and your learning curves will be at right angle while you are being intellectually stretched.
- Lesson 1 – History of Homeopathy
This looks at the history of homeopathy from the main Father of Homeopathy, Dr. Hahnemann in the mid 1700’s with the main historical events at the time. There is also a brief history of homeopathy in the US, UK, Russia, Pakistan, Germany, Italy, India and Australia. There is also a discussion of the homeopathic resurgence at the beginning of this century which leads to the present status of homeopathy in the world today.
- Lesson 2 – Philosophy and Principles of Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a unique therapeutic system that treats the whole patient whose disorder or disease is expressed by a complex of symptoms, which involve emotional and/or mental symptoms as well as physical symptoms. Philosophically it is based on the Principle of Similars, “Similia Similibus Curentur” (let likes be cured by likes). This lesson looks at the fundamental principles on which homeopathy is based on such as laws of simplex, minimum, doctrine of drug provings, chronic disease, theory of vital force, doctrine of drug dynamisation, doctrine of miasms, doctrine of the totality of symptoms, doctrine of individualization, the law of direction of cure, the law of repetition of the dose and the law of drug relationships.
- Lesson 3 – Homeopathic Pharmacy: Preparing Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are made from the elements found in nature – mineral, animal, and plant extracts are the base of these natural remedies which are then diluted through altering the degree of concentration to avoid creating side effects that can be disagreeable. Paradoxically, the more a homeopathic remedy is diluted the more effective a remedy will work. This lesson looks at the sources of remedies, trituration, dilution and succussion, potency, dilution, some of the more common homeopathic remedies as well as some interesting videos.
- Lesson 4 – Introduction to Reportorising
A homeopathic repertory is a systematic listing of symptoms with the remedies, either in book or electronic form. Repertorising is the skill of finding rubrics that accurately encapsulate the individual symptomology expressed by the patient, in the repertory. In this lesson you will learn about case taking, rubrics, steps to repertorisation, repertory selection and methods and techniques of repertorisation.
Lesson 5 – Homeopathic Case Taking
As every homeopath takes a case somewhat differently, in this lesson there will be a number of versions of case-taking written by well-known and highly experienced homeopaths. In this lesson we will examine the interview, acute vs chronic presentations, remaining unprejudiced during case taking, recording the case, communication skills, being observant and using Case-Taking Questionnaires. There are also a number of case studies as examples of case-taking.
Lesson 6 – Understanding Modalities
Lots of ailments are aggravated or ameliorated (becoming better) by different factors. Such factors may be any thing like a specific climatic condition, specific posture, particular condition or situation, particular time of the day, particular food item or whatever. Such influencing factors are called “Modalities”. In this lesson you will learn how these modalities are important for the final diagnosis and determination of the remedy.
- Lesson 7 – Dosages, Potency and Aggravation
This lesson examines the complex topic of dosages, what are the rules regarding the dosage and frequency of the dosage, the energy and sensitivity of the patient, homeopathic aggravation, the direction of cure and the potency of the homeopathic medicine.
- Lesson 8 – Materia Medica
Materia Medica is the study of medicines (remedies) used by the Homeopathic practitioner. These come from a wide range of sources, categorised into plant, animal and mineral. There are over 2,500 remedies that have been tried and tested over the last 200 years and more are added every year. Each of these remedies undergoes a Proving to determine its own distinctive characteristics and healing powers.
- Lesson 9 – Homeopathic Medicines: Polycrests
Homeopathy has a great treasure of medicines but some of them are more commonly used. Such remedies are called “Polycrest Remedies”, “Polycrest Medicines” or simply “Polycrests” and generally range between 40 and 60 in number. There is no standard and final list of such remedies. Each practitioner makes his own list depending on the type of cases received and needs of his/her clinic. This lesson examines 60 Polycrest remedies in detail, looking at their Keynotes as well as using quizzes with questions to determine which is the appropriate Polycrest for the patient.
Lesson 10 – Miasms and Nosodes
In Hahnemann’s words ,”the true natural chronic diseases are those that arise from a chronic miasm, when left to themselves, improper treatment, go on to increase, growing worse and torment the patient to the end of his life.” – 78 Organon.
Hahnemann spent 12 years of his life investigating miasms, collecting proof these findings going unnoticed by others in the medical professions, “the chronic diseases” was written. He describes how using antipsoric medicines used on the psora miasm would enable a practitioner to cure effectively. In this lesson we will look at what are miasms, nosodes and their physical expressions as well as the personality types, the development of the Miasmic Theory and the development of Nosodes.
- Lesson 11 – Homeopathic First Aid
In this lesson there will be a number of remedies outlined that are excellent to have in a First Aid Homeopathic Kit at home but also while travelling.
- Lesson 12 – Biochemic Tissue Remedies
Dr. William H. Schuessler of Oldenburg, Germany published Shortened Therapeutics in 1873. This eminently practical work concentrated on just 12 simple mineral combinations, or salts, which he believed to be crucial to the health of the body. In this lesson you will learn how to prescribe all 12 Schussler Salts and what symptoms they can alleviate.
Lesson 13 – Computerized Homeopathy and ANS Testing
This lesson will go through some of the computerized software products that are available and will examine how these can be used to make repertorizing much more efficient. Also, other methods of testing for the appropriate remedy will be looked at such as Autonomic Response Testing and other tests of Autonomic Nervous System functioning.
Lesson 14 – Scientific Research in Homeopathy
It is important to have as much research information as possible about your chosen topic. This lesson will provide most of the scientific research studies that have been done, with full referencing.
ASSIGNMENTS AND FINAL EXAMS
The Homeopathic Medicine course contains assignments with 10 questions each are taken online after each lesson, along with a final exam – all timed online.
All the Homeopathic Medicine course material, assignments and final exams are online, so there are no additional books required for this course. However, there are many online antique books and articles available in .pdf format that you can download onto your computer so that you may read these at leisure.