Homeopathy has become an increasingly popular modality in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), particularly in an integrated medical setting due to its ability to enhance quality of life for a wide range of patients. Many pharmacies now stock and dispense homeopathic medicine. This graduate level survey course will take students on an in-depth tour of the fundamental principles of classical homeopathy. The course focuses on a scientific approach to this system of medicine that originated in India more than 2000 years ago. It is designed to assist graduate students to evaluate this (CAM) modality in terms of its clinical, scientific, philosophical, sociological, and historical contexts. We look at how homeopathy is practiced, and how the application of principles in the clinical setting helps clinicians, and patients understand the process of seeing a homeopath. The course also reviews the pharmacological aspects of homeopathy including manufacturing, dispensing, and counter-prescribing.
A solid knowledge base of homeopathy, with the capacity to distinguish, compare, and contrast the role of homeopathy in complementary alternative medicine based on research and proven effects of homeopathy; historical development; mechanism of action; how modern homeopathy is practiced; the application of homeopathic principles; acute versus chronic cases; general versus specific situations; the difficult or incurable case; drainage; nosodes; as measured by objective examinations, essay examinations and projects, application of these principles to case material.
The ability to critically evaluate and critique various concepts, approaches, methods, and issues in the field of homeopathy and the ability to locate, review and critically evaluate basic and clinical scientific studies examining the use of homeopathy; as measured by essay examinations and projects.
Concepts of ethics, legal issues, and practice management, including the legal status of homeopathic remedies; the theoretical knowledge of the steps required to function as a homeopath under the Health Freedom Acts of California or Minnesota, including credentialing: educational training requirements (hours/credits), for professional memberships; as measured by objective examinations, essay examinations, projects, and applications to case studies.
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Last updated 11/4/19
Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.