Belfast School of Homeopathy
Graduation Requirements and Guidelines (2nd Draft)
The following are the School’s graduation criteria
1. Presentation of a portfolio of 5 fully documented case studies
2. Fulfilment of the elements of competence and performance criteria
contained in the National Occupation Standard for Homeopathy, units
HM1.1, HM1.2, HM1.3, HM1.4, HM2.1, HM2.2 and HM2.3
3. A tutor assessment report
4. A self assessment report
5. Peer assessment reports (optional)
6. Completion of a minimum of 100 hours clinical experience
7. Attendance at a minimum of 80% of classes
In order to demonstrate that the above criteria have been met, and to
ensure that diplomas can be presented on the final school weekend,
students should present completed portfolios, on or before the penultimate
school weekend, containing the following:
Five fully documented case studies. The case studies should follow the
guidelines already in use in the School, which may be used as headings eg:
What needs to be cured in this case?
What is the level of health of this patient?
Likely prognosis with and without homeopathic treatment
Symptoms in order of importance, with reasons
Selection of rubrics (give repertory page numbers or materia
Repertorisation (include repertorisation sheet)
Differentiate between the leading remedies and indicate the most
appropriate for the case
Potency and dosage, with reasons for choice
Are there any obstacles to cure in this case?
Any supporting measures, or advice regarding diet, lifestyle etc.
Which miasm is dominant in this case? Why?
For the graduation portfolio each case study should also include:
details of follow-up consultations
observations on how the patient’s condition has changed
a brief reflective synopsis of the case
NB: The case notes should be anonymised, ie the identity of the patient
should be protected. Permission must be sought from the patient to use
their case in the portfolio.
Completed assessment sheets for the elements of competence and
performance criteria contained in the National Occupation Standard for
Homeopathy, units HM1.1, HM1.2, HM1.3, HM1.4, HM2.1, HM2.2 and HM2.3.
All documentary evidence referred to in the assessments sheets should be
contained in the portfolio.
Include a copy of the assignment with any marking or tutor comments
A report by a core group tutor having a minimum of 200 hours’ contact with
the student, containing a brief (ca 150 words) personalised report, followed
by the tutor’s opinion on the student’s fulfilment or otherwise of the core
Peer assessment (optional)
Reports by other students from the same group to be nominated by the
Guidelines for the above assessments are neither pre- or proscriptive. All
that is required is that the author writes an honest opinion of the personal
qualities that the subject will bring to the practice of homeopathy.
Completion of a minimum of 100 hours clinical experience
School clinic and supervised sitting-in log sheets
Attendance at a minimum of 80% of classes
Attendance sheets and/or statement of satisfactory attendance signed by
the student and a core group tutor.
Include anything at all in this section that might help an assessor to gain an
appreciation and understanding of you as a homeopath-to-be. Include
example, your best pieces of coursework, or reflective notes about a
significant incident or episode of personal development.