- Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
- Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.
This course is quality assured checked by the ABC awards.
Homeopathy is a popular form of holistic medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
It is based on the important principle that has existed throughout the history of medicine, across the world. This is: ‘like cures like’ and this can be seen in several ways. One way is to assume that the body is self healing and that symptoms are the body’s way of taking action to overcome illness. This healing response is automatic in living organisms; it is called the vital response. The similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the information it needs to complete its healing work.
This course is for anyone who has an interest in homeopathic remedies or for those who aspire to practise homeopathy.
Syllabus and Module Specification
Unit 1: The history and origins of homeopathy
This unit explores the background and historical origins of homeopathy and its associated practices. It discusses key proponents of homeopathy through the centuries and also examines how it is used around the world and in different contexts. Also in this first, unit the basic principles of homeopathy will be discussed, and key terminology explained, in preparation for subsequent units.
Unit 2: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 1
This unit focuses on the principles of homeostasis related to anatomy and physiology. The study of these principles will help students to gain knowledge and understanding relating to human growth, development and maintenance of wellbeing. The student will learn to transfer this knowledge and understanding to concepts and approaches associated with homeopathic applications. In this part, the cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems are studied.
Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 2
This unit continues from unit 2 and examines the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, organs of digestion, reproduction and hormone control - and the relevance of these processes to homeostatic maintenance.
Unit 4: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 3
This unit continues from unit 3, examining the anatomy and physiology of body systems and their role in homeostasis, with special focus on the sense organs and urinary system. The unit provides students with an opportunity to examine the external influences on homeostasis as well as develop an understanding of genetic inheritance.
Unit 5: Homeopathic remedies
In this unit, students gain the opportunity to explore the myths and misconceptions surrounding homeopathy. Additionally, it focuses on issues such as over-prescribing, symptoms confusion and documentation, the placebo effect and also several key issues within assessing and prescribing. The dosage and potency levels are explained, as are the efficient storage and dispensing of remedies.
Unit 6: Materia medica and repertory. Part 1
Units 6, 7 and 8 involve study of the materia medica and repertory. These refer to the alphabetised lists of remedies, their application, dosage and precise instructions for use. These constitute an in-depth source of knowledge relating to therapeutic properties of substances used for healing purposes.
Both external and internal remedies are explained, as well as some ailments and conditions for which each remedy is recommended.
Unit 7: Materia medica and repertory. Part 2
This unit continues from unit 6 in its exploration of the materia medica and repertory, referring to the lists of remedies, their application, dosage and instructions for use. More ailments and conditions for which each remedy is recommended are discussed in detail in this unit.
Unit 8: Materia medica and repertory. Part 3
This unit follows the previous two in its examination of the materia medica and repertory, concluding this part of the course. Again, both external and internal remedies will be discussed, as well as example ailments and conditions for which each remedy is recommended. Integrated within each ailment are symptoms and assessment indications when preparing and prescribing remedies.
Unit 9: Prescribing guidelines and contra-indications
This unit provides students with an opportunity to examine guidelines for homeopathic practice and application of remedies, and also encourages them to consider the wider implications of prescribing.
Important elements of successful practice are examined in order that students are able to identify symptoms correctly and differentiate between types of ailments. These include differential diagnosis of certain conditions, identification of cases for further referral, conditions that are not recommended for homeopathic treatment alone - and specific causes for concern.
Unit 10: Case histories and symptom assessment
This unit focuses on taking client case histories and the efficient categorisation of symptoms in order to establish the most appropriate remedy and its dosage. Example cases are presented as well as a sample chart.
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.