Medical Science Courses
The School uses The School of Health’s medical science courses. They are widely recommended and used as an integral part of training by many colleges and societies in the UK and around the world where they meet with rigorous medical science requirements.
The study of medical sciences is an essential part of the education of the homeopathic practitioner.
- It enables the practitioner to distinguish symptoms common to disease from those that are idiosyncratic to the patient – the latter being invaluable for a proper homeopathic assessment.
- It enables the practitioner to know how the disease is likely to progress should treatment be ineffective.
- It helps the practitioner know when to re-prescribe or to refer to another health-care specialist or medical doctor.
- It helps communication and confidence both with patients and other health professionals.
- It provides an understanding of conventional diagnosis, prognosis and treatment and how these may affect and modify management of the case by the homeopath.
The Anatomy & Physiology Course (A&P) teaches you about the human body and its basic functions. The Pathology & Disease Course (P&D) explains the concepts of diagnosis and treatment used by orthodox medicine and gives advice on the application of this knowledge in alternative practice.
In each course you are guided through the topics by reference to supplied textbooks and given supporting explanations, descriptions and diagrams. You check your progress and reinforce your learning through self-assessment questions with model answers. At the end of each study unit you send written assignments to a specialist tutor for assessment and helpful feedback. We recommend that you begin the A&P soon after starting the Foundation Diploma Course. P&D ought to be started at the beginning of the Introduction into Practice Course and must be completed before the Practitioner Advanced Diploma. Exemption may be granted for equivalent prior study, but you may still wish to take the courses without tutor marking to refresh or expand your knowledge.
Anatomy & Physiology Course
An introduction and comprehensive study of Anatomy & Physiology. This includes: organisation of the body into cells, tissues, organs, and systems; cell division and growth; blood; nutrition; homeostasis; defence mechanisms against disease; skin; reception of stimuli by the eye and the ear; reproduction.
By the time you have completed this course you will be able to identify, locate and describe the main components and functions of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, urogenital system, endocrine system, musculoskeletal system and nervous system. You will also know how to study in more detail any of these aspects if your clinical work requires it in the future.
Pathology & Disease Course
Introduction and discussion of the philosophy of pathology; study of basic pathological processes; common medical investigations; infectious disease; cancer; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; urinary system; musculoskeletal system; dermatology; special senses; gastrointestinal system; central nervous system; endocrine system; obstetrics; gynaecology; children’s health; psychological disorders.
Within each topic the focus is on identification of symptoms, keys to recognising serious disease (where caution is needed), the use of diagnostic investigations, the components of specific disease states and the management of these conditions by alternative practitioners, including the ability to communicate with orthodox medical practitioners.
Very much enjoying the course. Small exercises mean they are easy to get into and not at all daunting. Enjoying the variation of different ways of learning especially the creative exercises.
I simply love the course- it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about pathology and disease, to relate it to homeopathy and to put together information that will be invaluable when practicing.