An One Year Course in Essential Homeopathy Hong Kong 2016

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1. Aim
To provide a deep understanding of homeopathy according to Dr Samuel Hahnemann and a solid foundation on the principles and practice of homeopathy.

2. Description
This one-year course is an all-round foundation course providing students with knowledge and competence in various aspects of homeopathy:
2.1. Philosophy The Organon of Health Arts by Hahnemann is the very root of homeopathy. We’ll learn in depth the cardinal principles from The Organon: Law of Similia, Principles of Simplex, Minimum, Remedy Proving, Chronic Diseases, Vital Force, and Dynamisation. Clinical examples will be given as we go through each aphorism.

2.2. Materia Medica We shall cover about 100 remedies including their spheres of action, mentals, physical generals, modalities, organ and tissue affinities, as well as group analysis and differential diagnosis. Illustrated with real cases.

2.3. Case Analysis / Repertorization How to take a complete case, acute or chronic? What are the ‘characteristic’ symptoms of a case / remedy? We’ll be using both the Kent’s Repertory (and Complete Repertory), as well as Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook Method.

2.4. Body systems This section discusses the basic anatomy & physiology, and most common pathologies of each body systems. Remedies and rubrics most relevant to particular organ systems / pathologies are discussed. We’ll cover: skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous and special senses systems.

2.5. Critical thinking: a critical mind in homeopathy and the healing arts for further professional education in homeopathy.

2.6. Classics: an appreciation of the classic materials in homeopathy (The Organon, MM Pure, etc)

2.7. Miasms: Theory of chronic diseases (Hahnemann) will be explored, with new insights by Dr Prafall Vijiyakar on Misasms as Types of Defences.

2.8. Further Studies. The motivated and painstaking student on completion of this course should have a good mastery on the principles of Hahnemannian homeopathy as well as the knowledge and methodology to prescribe in common acute and chronic conditions. While professional homeopathy courses in other countries ranges from three to six years of full-time studies, our expectation is that you learn the best from the root (The Organon and the Hahnemannian tradition) from this very condensed, high quality learning experience and shall thus grow strongly. Homeopathy is an art of long-life learning. We encourage students to continuously study and refine their knowledge, skill and soul to be a great homeopath.

3. Who is this course for:
– Anyone (laymen) who wants to have a deeper and solid          understand in homeopathy.
– Medical doctors, naturopaths, TCM practitioners, physiotherapists and other therapists who want to use homeopathy in their clinical practice.
– Recently graduated homeopaths who wants to sharpen their skills and knowledge in the homeopathic process.
While our “Homeopathy for Family” course series (HOM101, 121, 151, 152) focus on the ‘homeopathic therapeutics’ (prescribing for acute and local affections), this oneyear course deals with both acutes and chronics in a more ‘constitutional'(whole totality) approach.

4 4. Class Dates
Classes will be conducted Tuesdays, 10:00-13:00.
Trimester One: 6th Sep – 13th Dec 2016 (15 weeks)
Trimester Two: 10th Jan – 4th April 2017 (12 weeks)
Trimester Three: 25th Apr – 25th Jul 2017 (13weeks)
(In case of any cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or lecturer reasons, make-up session(s) will be held on the same class hours after each trimester.)
Total 40 sessions x 3 hrs = 120 lecture hours
We expect 3-12 hours of home-study per week to fully grasp the materials. The exact amount of home-study depends on your level of education in human health, homeopathy and English language, and your ambition to learn.

5. Lecturers
Dr Manisha Lakhekar BHMS. She holds her Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery from Nashik University (India), post graduate Certifcates in Child Health (CCH) and Obstetrics & Gyneacology (CGO) from Hahnemann College of Homeopathy (London). She is registered with the Homeopathic Medical Council of India. She has been teaching homeopathic and medical students as well as laymen since her second year BHMS. Her teaching always inspires and instills confidence in the students. Manisha will be the principle lecturer for the course teaching Organon, Materia Medica, and Medical Sciences.

Arden Wong BBA BHSc, DipHom, CertTCM. Arden has been in full time practice since 2002 based in Hong Kong. He started teaching the popular Homeopathy for Family short course since 2006 and has been writing a homeopathic book in Chinese. Arden holds a degree of Bachelor of Health Science degree and Diploma of Classical Homeopathy (Australia), as well as a Certificate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HKU-SPACE) and Bachelor of Business Administration (CUHK). He will focus on Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook approach in the course.

6. Assignments and Assessments
Ongoing and end-of-course assignments and assessment will be given to motivate students to learn actively and to gain confidence. Formats include: case studies, 5 MCQ quizzes, presentations, written assignments, etc.

7. Language Medium
English is the main medium in the course (class and texts).
Limited Chinese (Cantonese) support will be provided if necessary.

8. Entrance Requirements
1. Good command of written and spoken English language for tertiary education.
2 a. Completion of HOM101, 121, 151//152 at AWNMC / HomeoCare taught by Arden or Manisha; OR
b. concurrent enrollment in the above classes this Autumn; OR
c. concurrent enrollment in a homeopathy course of 100+ hours #; OR
d. completion of 30+ hours learning of basic homeopathy in other institution #
3. Access to computer and internet for online resources and participation in off-class discussions.
(#) Please attach your prior learning details (institution, main lecturers, city, curriculum, certificate of completion / enrollment, number of lecture / home study hours, etc) to apply for recognition of prior learning.

9. Course Fee
HK$25,800 inclusive of: lectures, online forum, lectures notes and some basic textbooks.
1. By installments of HK$9000, HK$9000, HK$9000 before commencement of each trimester respectively.
2. By single payment of HK$24,800 on or before 31 st August, 2016. 3. Early-bird special: HK$21,800 on or before 31st July, 2016. Cheques should be made payable to: “Hong Kong Academy of Homeopathy”.

All money paid are non-refundable, unless course cancelled or significantly rescheduled / re-structured by the organisers.
Other investments: More reference books and softwares – refer to appendix.

10. Enquires
All enquiries: info@gentlemedicine.info