Are you interested in studying Homeopathy and wondering where you can study?
Although homeopathy has been in existence for over 250 years, many people are not aware of its effectiveness at stimulating the body’s own healing energies. However, it has benefited millions of people from countries all over the world, and as each person is different, homeopathy is prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, two people might be suffering from the same illness e.g. a migraine, however, individual symptoms can vary enormously, and different homeopathic remedies are prescribed according to the physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms and the general sensitivities of the person concerned.
There have been numerous clinical trials of homeopathy which show positive results, the list below is from the Faculty of Homeopathy’s research website, which lists all of the trial details:
- childhood diarrhoea
- hay fever
- post-operative ileus
- respiratory tract infection
- rheumatic diseases
Therefore, many who have experienced the beneficial effects of homeopathy for themselves, or their family, are often interested in learning how to use homeopathic first aid treatments, and once they have seen how quickly results may be seen, may wish to study homeopathy in depth. I have listed some possibilities below for the Australian population. There are excellent homeopathy schools online.
Right now is the best time for Australians to start to study homeopathy because we are on the cusp of experiencing a boom in homeopathy in Australia.
This list was last updated August 2020.
Homeopathy study options for Australians
E-Learning Course in Classical Homeopathy
This course contains the full teachings of Prof. George Vithoulkas based on the highest educational standards according to the principles of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It has already been accredited by many medical universities around the world and recently accredited by the Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH).
The Course covers five Thematic Units: Theory, Materia Medica, Repertorization, Levels of Health and Cases and Analysis, in ten Training Modules. The pioneering theory of the Levels of Health will enable the students to deeply understand the process their patient is going through, when to apply what potency, how often to repeat it, and what to expect as a reaction.
Course Duration: Two years
Title: Diploma of Homeopathy
Features of the course: Moderator who answers student questions in a forum; Tests; Final Online Exams; Extensive Notes; Questions for each video/lecture; Portions of books from Hahnemann, Kent, Vithoulkas for each video/lecture and Study Guide.
This course is suitable for:
- Beginners who wish to study Homeopathy and the core elements of practise.
- Practitioners of other alternative sciences eg. Ayurveda, Herbalists, Massage etc.
- Naturopaths who have qualified in Australia and wish to strengthen their knowledge of Homeopathy
- Doctors, pharmacists, dentists, medical scientists and pathologists who are interested in knowing more about Homeopathy.
- Practising Homeopaths who wish to strengthen their clinical skills and knowledge or wish to contribute towards research
Switch on Health, QLD, Australia (E-learning)
Switch on Health is an Australian college offering courses in a range of natural therapies modalities including Homeopathy and is the only Australian college currently offering courses approved by the ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society).
Title: Advanced Diploma of Homeopathic Practice. This course is online and as well you need to complete clinic hours in a homeopathy clinic.
Course duration: 3 years part time (you can work through the modules faster to finish earlier than this if you choose).
Delivery: E-learning plus 200 face to face clinic hours at a homeopathy clinic.
The School of Homeopathy, UK
The School of Homeopathy was established by Misha Norland in 1981 and is the longest running homeopathy school in the UK. They offer online homeopathic certification courses with excellent online tuition: a Foundation Course; Diploma of Homeopathy and Advanced Homeopathy. They also have a Summer School in June so that students from Australia can meet up with other students and undertake intensive five-day lectures. Over 4,500 students in more than 80 countries have studied with them. AROH and AHA recognise qualifications from this college.
Title: Diploma Homeopathy/ Higher Diploma
Course duration: 4 years
Delivery: Attendance, correspondence and e-learning options are available
Read more about The School of Homeopathy Diploma of Homeopathy
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), Malaysia
The Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH) has awarded Tier 1 Accreditation to CUCMS for this course. AROH is the national registration body for homeopathy practitioners and monitors the educational standards for practice in Australia. This creates a pathway for students in Australia to seek admission into CUCMS to study homeopathy.
It is the first and only programme of its kind in Malaysia.
Course duration: 4 years full time with lectures & laboratory sessions conducted during weekdays.
Delivery: By attendance. One semester of clinical training with partner institution in India.
Title: Bachelor of Homeopathic Medical Science (BHMS) (Hons.)
Features of the course:
- Teaching is conducted by a panel of experienced educators and homeopaths.
- Most lectures are conducted in a modular structure and students are engaged with assignments, examinations, independent learning and laboratory activities.
- Clinical exposure at the CUCMS Homeopathy Centre
- One semester of clinical training with partner institution in India
- This programme is in line with the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s efforts to integrate Traditional and Complementary Medicine into the government and private healthcare sectors.
- They do have Masters and Ph.D. programs by research (Homeopathy, Malay Medicine, Islamic Medicine & Natural Medicine) where one doesn’t have to attend classes regularly. Only, in the beginning, one has to attend classes for three weeks of research methodology and biostatistics. Then its all about communicating with your supervisors regularly. You can carry out the research in your country provided that adequate facilities and field supervisor is available. Students can go to Malaysia once every few months for a week for updating progress and getting feedback from supervisors.
The Academy of Homeopathy Education (AHE) New York
AHE offers part-time and full-time didactic and clinical homeopathy training live online via real-time interactive video conferencing. AHE was established by Denise Straiges and Alastair Gray (who spent two decades practicing/teaching in Sydney, Australia). They are committed to raising the bar in homeopathy education and clinical training worldwide and offer flexible times to ensure that students around the globe have the opportunity to study. Denise and Alastair visit Australia each year and, enrolment numbers permitting, will supplement live training in Australia.
Course duration: Two-year and four year programs are available
Delivery: Interactive, live streamed classes
Read more about the Academy of Homeopathy Education New York
Student group at The Harbord Homeopathic Clinic, Sydney
This clinic has a homeopathic student group for those who are studying homeopathy online with any of the colleges overseas. The aim of this is to bring students together, to help counter the possible feelings of isolation when studying online. The clinic also takes interns who come for a day or a week for clinical practice experience.
When: Student group is once a month. Interns may approach the clinic anytime and are accepted according to availability.
Delivery: Student group is in a circle with tea, humous, crackers and lively discussion on a chosen topic.
Learning for interns is from a variety of methods.
Student group at The Healing Homeopathy Clinic, Perth
This clinic has a homeopathic student group for those who are studying homeopathy online with IACH and George Vithoulkis.
When: Student group is once a week Thursday morning 10.30am.
Delivery: Student group is in a circle with discussion of certain difficult concepts.
Contact: Please phone 0452223617 Dimple Kirpalani
Details completed and written by Aurum Project volunteer Sarah Saunders who studied with the School of homeopathy UK.
“You are about to embark on the most amazing journey of your life… The study of homeopathy will inspire you, challenge you and change you. You will learn about nature and how it interacts with human nature. You will forge life-long relationships as will find your place in a community of dedicated healers working towards positive change in health and wellness”. From the AHE website
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