Homeopathy CPD Module
Research in Homeopathy

Are you interested in research in the field of homeopathy? If so, this course may well be of interest to you. In this Research course we study research methods in healthcare and how they have been employed in homeopathy research. Firstly, we ask why we might need research in homeopathy and then take a look at how the perspective of the researcher (the paradigm) influences the type of research that is undertaken. Following this we go through the steps involved in designing a research project and consider how to find and evaluate existing research information. Finally, we look at the concept of evidence-based medicine and the evidence base in homeopathy.


If you are new to research it can be challenging to take in all of the concepts that are covered in this module all at once. Please don’t be concerned about this. Learning the jargon in research takes time, just as it does when you enter any new field. This course is not intended to enable you to train as a researcher. It is simply to help you understand the place of research in the profession of homeopathy. 

Research Overview
Units: 1
Study hours: 60
Length: 2 months
Nominal completion time: 4 months
Included: course manual, movie lectures
Study options: correspondence or e-learning
Certificate: CPD Certificate in Research

The Research in Homeopathy Module requires around 60 hours of study to complete the work within 2 month period, i.e. approximately two days a week, or three hours per day. It is up to you, however, to determine how long you are willing or able to commit to this study each week, and hence how long you actually take to complete the course. However, you are given twice as long enrolment period as you should need and you can always extend you study period by re-enrolling. We regard this flexibility of time as very important, so that you can approach your study in the way that best suits your individual circumstances.

The CPD Module
We send you the printed course module, handouts and movie lectures that accompany the course.

Course Module
The course contains 1 unit of 110-120 pages. The module has a number of activity questions to complete after reading the relevant part of the course. At the end of the module there are a set of assignments to guide you through the most important steps you need to undertake to improve your practice. The assignment work is submitted to your tutor for observation and marking, assessment and feedback.

Movie lectures
A key part of your study material are the recorded lectures. These specially recorded live lectures with the couse author provide a stimulating means of learning about the subject and help to bring the material to life.

Books
Everything you need to study this module is in the unit and recordings, there are no required text books. As this is a relatively new area of homeopathy there are not any entry levels books written on the subject however further research and reading suggestions are provided in the module.

Homeopathy is a complex subject that is only just starting to be explored. From what we know so far, the evidence suggests that homeopathy could provide solutions to many of the challenges facing us today, we just need more good research.
Homeopathy is a complex subject that is only just starting to be explored. From what we know so far, the evidence suggests that homeopathy could provide solutions to many of the challenges facing us today, we just need more good research.

Rachel Roberts, Chief Executive, Homeopathic Research institute