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Courses for Practitioner Training

Content

This course encompasses a profound study of both the Science and the Art of Homeopathy. The initial emphasis is on the Science as only when we have achieved a sound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles do we hold the key to the application of those principles, which is the Art.

The principles are the common knowledge of all homeopaths. The application is an individual expression of each homeopath, based on their life experiences. By the Science we mean the doctrines of homeopathy as expounded first in the Organon and then in The Chronic Diseases.

The study of Chronic Diseases can only begin once a true understanding and acceptance of the first part of the Organon has been achieved. The theory of Chronic Diseases assumes this understanding of the fundamental doctrines of the system.

As the course progresses, the study of the Art is introduced with classes in case-taking, case-solving, repertory work, Materia Medica use, and practice management.
The course also includes thorough instruction in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology as well as Nutrition. The final year of the course is devised for independent practice with regular support and guidance.

Duration

The course lasts five years with an additional one year of independent practice under supervision.
Classes are run either on one half day per week over three terms per year or over ten weekends per year.
Supervision in the final year will take place on one day per month.

Assessment

There will be final examinations in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology during Year 3.
Final Philosophy examinations will be taken in Year 5 and 6.
Throughout the course there will be assessments of progress with individual tutorials for feed-back.

Location

The courses are currently held at The Leaf Foundation in Bath, in Somerset, England.

Recognition

This course complies with the requirements for the Association for Classical Homeopaths (UK).

Syllabus for Practitioner Training

Year 1:

Background of Medical Practice
Introduction to Organon
Introduction to Repertory and to Materia Medica
Organon §§ 1 – 35
Kent’s Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy,
Joseph Reves: 24 Chapters, Introduction to Repertory
Anatomy and Physiology: Introduction to Systems.

Year 2:

Organon §§ 36 – 71
Anatomy and Physiology
Materia Medica
Stuart Close: The Genius of Homeopathy
Nutrition

Year 3:

Organon §§ 72 – 104: knowledge of disease
Organon §§ 105 – 145: knowledge of medicines
Chronic Diseases: Prefaces, Nature of Chronic Diseases
Materia Medica
Introduction to Case taking and solving
Anatomy and Physiology

Year 4:

Organon §§ 146 – 204: application
Chronic Diseases: Cure of Chronic Diseases, Medicines
Materia Medica
Case studies

Year 5:

Organon §§ 204 – 291: application
Supervised case solving and case management
Practice management
Materia Medica (student presentations)

Year 6:

Supervision of independent cases and advanced studies

During the course there will also be talks by experts on related subjects, for example, vaccination, childbirth.

 

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