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International Diploma in Homeopathy (DipUKHomeo)
Course Syllabus and Prospectus

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Our joint roots are firmly in clinical learning: you will see different professional homoeopaths in action on different continents, and develop your case taking, analysis, prescribing and management skills with their guidance.

Our job is to produce confident, competent homoeopa ths. With this in mind, we offer both real clarity on the underpinning foundations of hom oeopathy and a genuine diversity of applied analysis tools, approaches and perspectives.

We aim to reflect both the motto of homoeopathy’s f ounder, Samuel Hahnemann - ‘Dare to be Wise’ - and the characteristics that the wise healer or physician should demonstrate: insight, awareness, knowledge and discernment.

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The course detail is presented in two blocks. The first block of information outlines the clinical skills the course aims to cover. These are critical to the design of the leaning materials, and, more significantly for you, are the skills you will be judged on in tour assessments, with the exception of the research unit assessment. The key skills are followed by the curriculum; all the learning units are set out below. Titles without the word ‘video’ or ‘assessment’ refer to online learning materials. Times quotes are the average for reading and understanding learning materials, and do not include the time you spend on assessments.

Key Clinical Skills

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Group 1 Key Skills

Skill area Embedding these skills Developing further these skills
Observation Apply observations of a patient to case analysis Evaluate conflicting observations and make a priority judgment
Non-verbal communication Analyse and evaluate non-verbal cues given by the patient Make a coherent justification for the clinical relevance of non-verbal communication
Questioning Ask relevant questions in chronic cases Use flexible patterns of questioning to arrive at relevant symptoms
Communication Use a range of communication skills with patients and colleagues Use appropriate langu age to communicate ethical or similarly complex issues to patients and colleagues
Unprejudiced observer Critically self-evaluate one’s strengths and weaknesses as an unprejudiced observer Minimise the impact of bias and preconception through reflective practice
Recording Record a case clearly and Comprehensively ....

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Group 2 Key Skills

Skill area Embedding these skills Developing further these skills
Centre of the case Clearly differentiate and offer a synthesis of the critical element/s of the case dentify core, or uniting patterns of, pathology in intricate cases, showing different approaches
Obstacles to cure Analyse critically the obstacle/s to cure in a chronic case
Rubric selection Evaluate and apply a range of appropriate rubrics from symptoms presented in chronic cases Transform case information into a synthesised expression of its key elements through rubric choice
Initial case analysis Effectively apply a range of skills in chronic case analysis, including miasmatic analysis Volunteer a coh erent clinical analysis in unpredictable cases
Chronic pathology Clearly differentiate different levels of pathology Apply recognition and understanding of serious pathology to clinical decision making
Initial case strategy Present a treatment plan for a chronic case Design and defend a treatment plan for a complex case
Initial prognosis Communicate to patients and colleagues, a possible outcome of a chronic case Communicate to patients and colleagues, a range of possible outcomes of an intricate case
Remedy selection Evaluate and clearly differentiate between a selection of relevant remedy choices in a chronic case Make authoritative decisions and fine differential judgments, evidencing consolidation and extension of MM knowledge

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Group 3 Key Skills

Skill area Embedding these skills Developing further these skills
Potency and posology Offer a complete prescription in a chronic case Apply and communicate clear criteria, relevant to the case presentation, to judgments about prescription strength, frequency and medium
Referrals and advice Respond to a patient queries about their prescription and/or other treatment Recognise appropriate limits to their competence and knowledge, and to recommend relevant referrals
Case monitoring Critically evaluate patient response in a chronic case Critically discern and communicate patient response in cases that are unpredictable or display conflicting evidence
Case analysis in follow-ups Evaluate patient response in chronic cases Synthesise evidence of progress & deterioration, arriving at a coherent clinical case analysis
Treatment in f/u Present a relevant treatment plan, acknowledging new information, in a chronic case Design and defend a prescription and treatment plan relevant to observed developments
Prognosis in f/u Identify and communicate possible clinical outcomes as a result of new information Communicate a revised judgment about prognosis on the basis of new information
Practice managemen Provide continuity of patient care in a chronic case Provide continuity of all aspects of patient care, including in adverse circumstances
Professionalism Engage in debate and discussion in a professional manner Respond appropriately and ethically to challenging patients, behaviour or circumstance
Reflective pra ctitioner Evidence growth in self -awareness through their reflection on clinical practice Both take the initiative in, and act as a result of, critical self - evaluation

Curriculum Detail

All the learning units are set out below. Titles without the word ‘video’ or ‘assessment’ refer to online learning materials. Times quotes are the average for reading and understanding learning materials, and do not include the time you spend on assessments.

Module 1 Learning Programme

Preliminary A 1 hour
Welcome video Introduction to the Course Your clinical practice: benchmark assessment A ‘safety check’ assessment to ensure you can benef it from the course and that patient safety is assured.
The assessment will be looking for basic competence in Group 1 skills.
The Essential Building Blocks o 9 hour
The Patient & Clinic Establishing the relationship. Questioning with dep th and empathy. Observation skills. The physical environment.
Professional tools 1: Materia Medica – principles of use Synthesising remedy information, to find ways of ca pturing its central qualities. Identifying characteristic expre ssions of the remedy at different levels of pathology. Differenti ating between remedies and considering remedy relationships.
Professional tools 2: Repertory – principles of use Building familiarity with Repertory content, layout, and referencing. Exploring strategies for finding rubri cs capturing symptom patterns and complexes as well as individual symptoms and patient words.
Clinical Practice A 6 hour
This clinical practice course starts with the video of a case, which forms the basis for the related teaching units. In these units, the decisions made by the clinician are explored, explained and reviewed.
Case 1 video
Case Taking 1 The clinician in Case 1 describes what they did, an d why they did it, with particular reference to Group 1 Key Skills
Case Analysis 1 The clinician in Case 1 describes what they did, an d why they did it, with particular reference to Group 2 Key Skills

Module 2 Learning Programme

Clinical Practice B 4 hour
Prescription & Case Management 1 The clinician in Case 1 describes what they did, an d why they did it, with particular reference to Group 3 Key Skills.
Also covers the patient’s clinical response to the prescription and follow-up consultations.
Clinical Practice video expound the principles of good case taking, analysi s and management, illustrated by examples from the case.
Case Review 1 A review of the main learning point s from Clinical Practice 1: the principles illustrated; the judgments made; and what we learn with reflection from what went well and what went less well.
Clinical Practice C 10 hour
This clinical practice course starts with the video of a case, which forms the basis for the related teaching units. In these units, the decisions made by the clinician are explored, explained and reviewed.
Case 2 video
Case Taking 2 The clinician in Case 1 describes what they did, an d why they did it, with particular reference to Group 1 Key Skills
Case Analysis 2 The clinician in Case 1 describes what they did, an d why they did it, with particular reference to Group 2 Key Skills
Prescription & Case Management 2 The clinician in Case 1 describes what they did, and why they did it, with particular reference to Group 3 Key Skills . Also covers the patient’s clinical response to the prescription and follow-up consultations.
Clinical Practice assessment 1 In this assessment you will be asked to illustrate the process you would have followed, and decisions you would have m ade, as the homeopath in Case 2. This assessment will focus on Group 2 Key Skills. You make best use of this assessment by ill ustrating independence in thought and evaluation. Where you agree with the clinician, you will be expected to make just as strong a case as to why you make that decision, as we expect where you disagree with the clinician. The time you spend on preparing and submitting this assessment in not included in the course time shown above.
Case Review 2 Our review of the main learning points from the Case 2 video and its exposition: the principles illustrated; the judgments made; and what we learn with reflection from what went well and what went less well.
Clinical Practice D hours minimum 2
You will receive personalised assessment feedback a nd directed reading guidance.

Module 3 Learning Programme

Profession Tools 7 hour
Professional tools video A thorough review of the use of our foremost profes sional tools: revisiting the principles in Module 1 and how they were applied within the course elements; reviewing effective strategies based on the cases s een; & considering strategies, tools and tactics for makin g difficult clinical judgments beyond the cases seen.
Professional tools 3: Materia Medica – Case Application
Professional tools 4: Repertory – Case Application
Clinical Practice E 2 hours minimum
The time you spend on preparing and submitting this assessment in not included in the course time shown above. You will receive personalised assessment feedback a nd directed reading guidance.
Clinical Practice assessment 2 In this assessment , you will be asked to present a case of your own choice, ideally one of your own. If that is not a good option for you, we will provide a case transcript for you to work with. You can use one of your own cases if: you are a qualified homeopath with clinical insuran ce; you are a BHMS student working under clinical super vision with appropriate clinical insurance. BHMS students may also use a case from their teachi ng clinics. Tell us what you did and/or intend to do with and f or the patient. You will be assessed against as many of the key ski lls as reasonably apply to your case. Consider how you present your information. Our asse ssment will be based on clinical good practice: the evidence yo u provide to support your clinical judgments; the clinical skill s demonstrated; and, your reflection on the case and what you learn t from it. We will not tell you what to do or what you should hav e done, although we may additionally comment if there is a line of enquiry or tip we believe may be helpful.
Research 6 hours
A Tour of Sukul Institute video
Research principles and methods  
Research evidence  
Goodbye 1 hours
Goodbye Video Certification and further study