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									VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF CLASSICAL HOMŒOPATHY – PROSPECTUS - 2005

THE COLLEGE
The Victorian College of Classical Homœopathy was formed in 1989 to provide training in the
principles and practice of Homœopathy according to the scientific system of medicine first
discovered by the German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, late in the eighteenth century.

As with all sciences, the principles having been discovered, remain unchanged over time. Only our
understanding of these principles and our ability to apply them changes as they are utilised in
practice.

After two hundred years of application world wide, there is now a wealth of knowledge and
experience available to the student of Homœopathy. It is the aim of the College to introduce the
student to a wide range of this literature ensuring that the graduating practitioner has received a
comprehensive training in all aspects of Homœopathy.

The Victorian College of Classical Homœopathy is the only college in Melbourne solely dedicated
to the study of Classical Homœopathy. Students enjoy an atmosphere of friendliness and
encouragement, smaller class sizes (maximum of 20) and individual support. One Homœopathic
lecture is attended per week, with research, assignments and class presentations prepared from home.
Exams are held twice a year in June and December. Weekend workshops (three to four per year)
are held to cover the common health units. Student clinic is held fortnightly on Fridays (day and
evening) for years 3 & 4 students. Medical sciences are studied by distance learning. This
combination of on-campus and off campus learning is suited to mature aged students achieving their
study commitments whilst caring for families or in the workforce. Many graduating students will
attest to the high quality of teaching and the insights and learning experiences Homœopathy brings
to them. A private clinic is also available for Homœopathic consultations.

HOMŒOPATHY
Homœopathy already one of the most popular medical systems in the world, is making a resurgence
in Australia. In the late nineteenth century Homœopathy was the preferred medicine of one in four
doctors in Melbourne. Homœopathy is well established in Europe and is best known for its
patronage by the English Royal family who have enjoyed the services of a private Homœopathic
physician (Royal Homœopath), since the 1830’s. In France, one in four prescriptions by an orthodox
doctor is for Homœopathic medicine. Homœopathy is well known in India (over 100,000
Homœopaths) and in South America.

Homœopathy is an effective, non-invasive system based on fixed laws and principles. It’s scientific
approach to aspects of disease include the Law of Similars, the Law of Healing and the use of
potentized medicines. In its precision and detail, Homœopathy satisfies the keenest scientific mind.
Homœopathy; also requires a high degree of human understanding, perception and life experience.

The study of Homœopathy is suited to all mature age students who have a deep curiosity of human
behaviour and a desire to alleviate the suffering of others. Homœopathy challenges conventional
thinking and proposes many exciting possibilities.

COURSE STRUCTURE
Homœopathic study may be undertaken at a practitioner level or as a modality supporting a pre-
existing alternative therapy. Practitioner level (Advanced Diploma) is for those who wish to practice
professionally as a Homœopath. The Certificate level caters for those who already practice in
another modality or just wish to know more about Homœopathy without becoming a practitioner.


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CERTIFICATE OF HOMŒOPATHY
This is a two year part time course that successfully trains students to a competent level of
prescribing for family and friends at a non-professional level. This is an excellent course for general
interest or as a modality for existing practitioners of another discipline such as kinesiology or
massage etc, where Homœopathy will be used as a supportive therapeutic aid. A Certificate of
Iridology (Iris Diagnosis) – is included in this section of the course.

There are no prerequisites for enrolment into the Certificate of Homœopathy course, however the
College highly recommends a study of Anatomy and Physiology be undertaken at the same time
(distance learning program). This will allow the student to gain full benefit from the course. This is
only a recommendation, however and is not a pre-requisite.

The two years part-time study undertaken for the Certificate of Homœopathy is the same as the first
two years of the Advanced Diploma course (Homœopathic study only). Students who wish to
continue their studies and become a professional Homœopath may do so. Entrance for the Advanced
Diploma course is the successful completion of the Certificate of Homœopathy.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF HOMŒOPATHY (Practitioner level)
The Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy course is a further two years part time study that builds on
the Certificate course (total of four years part-time study). This course is designed for students who
wish to become professional practitioners. Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy
course enables the student to become a professional member of the Australian Register of
Homœopaths the largest registering body for professional Homœopaths in Australia.

This course is for the student who desires to use Homœopathy as their prime practicing modality.
The course will include – identification of personality profiles, an understanding of the psychology
of illness and a study of Homœopathic genetics (miasms).

As well as Homœopathic studies medical science studies and common health units must be
completed to attain the Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy (See page 5 for further details).

CERTIFICATE OF IRIDOLOGY (IRIS DIAGNOSIS)
Students of both the Certificate and Advanced Diploma of Homœopathy courses, study Iridology in
the third term of the second year. This modality complements Homœopathy and gives the
practitioner a simple but effective means of diagnosis. This component of the course may be
undertaken on its own or at the beginning of the course if desired.




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SHORT COURSE MODULES
As with the Certificate of Iridology, other aspects of the course are offered to students in short
modules. These are

              An Introduction to Homoeopathy (1 weekend plus four weekly classes) - March
               One term of study covering an introduction to Homœopathy including its history,
               basic theory, use of Homœopathic remedies in first aid and acute sickness and
               introduction to genetics of disease (miasms)


              Homoeopathic psychology through constitutional prescribing (1 Year) –
               February
               Suited to persons who have undertaken previous Homœopathic study
               and wish to further their understanding of the Homœopathic polychrests through a
               deep study of the psychological background to these remedies.

Completion of any of these modules will allow for exemptions in these areas where future
Homœopathic study (Certificate or Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy) is undertaken.

ACADEMIC YEAR
Each academic year consists of four terms, each of nine weeks duration with one lecture per week
(three and a half hours) in Homœopathy. The first term of year one will be shorter (five weeks) with
the first four lectures combined into one weekend. Extra weekend workshops (3 – 4 per year) are
also to be attended for study of common health units and practical examination. Medical sciences
are undertaken by distant learning with a Melbourne based tutor.

For students commencing their studies in 2005, Homœopathic classes will be held on Thursday
evening from 6.00pm till 9.30pm. The commencement date (weekend introduction) will be Saturday
and Sunday March 5 & 6 2005, followed by weekly lectures each Thursday.

MEDICAL SCIENCES
The medical sciences are an off campus study program conducted through the college with a
Melbourne based tutor. The college will help to arrange study groups for students undertaking the
study program at the same time. Students wishing to extend their studies and obtain a Degree in
Health Science (Charles Sturt University) can do so upon achieving their Advanced Diploma of
Homœopathy.

The College has found that this unique blend of on and off campus study to be the most suitable
format for mature age students wishing to return to study.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Students with training in homœopathy, common health units or the medical science disciplines, such
as naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and nurses, may apply for exemptions in VCCH
modules.
Application for exemptions must be made at the time of applying to the College and must be
supported with appropriate documentary evidence of qualifications. Each case will be assessed
individually on its merits.




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COURSE OUTLINE - HOMŒOPATHY
Year One
The first two terms have been designed to give a broad introduction to Homœopathy and cover the
development of Homœopathy, its principles and philosophy, Homœopathic pharmacy, drug
provings, construction of materia medica, concepts of disease, case taking and principles of
prescribing. Students will also be introduced to Hahnemann’s Theory of Chronic Disease.

In addition, thirty-four major remedies will be studies as well as remedies for acute and epidemic
diseases and first aid.

The next two terms will further the study of Homœopathic theory and philosophy and introduces the
student to the concept of constitutional prescribing, using comparative materia medica. An in depth
study of repertorization (case taking and solutions) will be made with particular reference to
Boenninghausen’s method.

Students will be expected to prepare from prescribed texts for each week’s class and to participate in
class discussion. Home study will include general research done via assignments for each term.

Year Two
During this year, materia medica will be studied from the view of remedies with specific
physiological affinity. The body systems, such as heart and circulation, respiration, gastrointestinal
tract, etc., will be reviewed and appropriate remedies studied to expand the student’s knowledge of
disease and remedy selection. This gives a practical understanding of disease and equips the
successful student to a level where they feel confident to treat most non-life threatening, minor day-
to-day illnesses.

Included in the Year Two study program will be a Certificate of Iridology (Iris Diagnosis). This is a
diagnostic examination of the iris of the eye. It can show where in the body illness is located (pain is
often referred to other areas from primary organs), as well as inherited weakness and previous
trauma. Iridology is an accurate diagnostic tool that can be useful in the selection of a Homœopathic
remedy to regain maximum vitality to under functioning organs.

Year Three
Throughout year three, there will be continued study of the principles and practice of Homœopathy
with particular reference to the works of Kent, Vithoulkas and Close. Students will be introduced to
further repertories, with particular attention being paid to a Kentian approach to repertorization.

This year students will be introduced to the study of miasms (genetic inheritance) and the skill of
facial diagnosis in assessing patients’ dominant miasms. These skills will be utilised in student
clinics where students are introduced to live case taking and group analysis of case management.

A deep study of Homœopathic philosophy will be continued and a study of the materia medica will
continue in a manner that divides remedies into miasmatic groups. In year three, students begin their
study of constitutional therapy, rather than learning remedies for particular diseases as in years one
and two. In constitutional treatment the Homœopath will focus on the personality and background
of the patient. Constitutional treatment is designed to strengthen the whole system and increase
general immunity. This study gives the student a deep understanding of human nature and the
mental and emotional influences that may lie behind many of the physical diseases a practitioner will
see.



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Year Four
This year will see the introduction of extra study areas to ensure graduating students receive a
complete preparation for entering professional practice. This is achieved by a major focus on the
mental and emotional levels of illness including a number of psychological states such as grief,
depression and trauma. Included are a number of behavioural disorders such as ADHD, alcohol and
drug addiction and mental illness.

At this level the student understands that many chronic illnesses have a thought process or
personality profile that corresponds to their pathology. In response to this, much of this year is
donated to the study of the person behind the illness and a deeper search into why; and how people
react to certain circumstances.

It further elucidates as to why behaviour patterns reproduce themselves in individuals as well as in
families. This is achieved by a three-tiered approach to case taking which includes

              Miasmatic understanding (genetic inheritance level)
              The unique way a person interprets their environment (constitutional prescribing)
              Disease symptoms (pathological prescribing)

This personalized approach to illness ensures that the student is now equipped to deal with patients
and their needs in an understanding and prioritised manner.

Students will be introduced to basic counselling skills and consideration will be given to the purpose
and effectiveness of counselling. A study will be made of relevant legal and ethical issues, with
special consideration to the issues of confidentiality and patient’s rights. To aid in the transition to
their own practice students will undertake training in business and financial planning.

MEDICAL SCIENCES
The following areas of study must be undertaken to obtain the Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy.

Anatomy & Physiology
Nutrition
Symptomatology and Diagnosis (Pathology)
Biochemistry
Pharmacology

These areas of study may be completed at the students’ own pace via distance based learning with a
Melbourne based tutor. The suggested format is to complete the areas of study over a four-year time
frame but study may be fast-tracked or extended to suit individual needs. Students who have
undertaken previous studies in medical sciences may apply for exemptions.

COMMON HEALTH UNITS
These units common to all accredited health practitioner courses cover the study of health services
management, working in the health industry, occupational health and safety, developing professional
expertise, running a practice, counselling, infection control and maintaining effective workplace
relationships. These studies will be undertaken in weekend workshops – three to four per year – see
course overview for further details.




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LIBRARY AND COMPUTER RESOURCES
The College has a number of books available for borrowing although books relating to the
curriculum must be purchased by the student individually. Many books relating to Homœopathy are
available in Indian printed editions and are usually quite reasonably priced.

The College has the latest Homœopathic software available for student use both in class and during
the Student clinic. Many publications in regard to Homœopathy can be perused along with a search
package to help find appropriate remedies from thousands of different choices.


PRACTICAL PROGRAM - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Students will undertake a minimum of 200 hours of clinical practice, under supervision, during their
four years of study. This is achieved by attendance at the student clinic. The student clinic is
designed to fully equip students in the art of case taking and management. The student clinic is run
on six Fridays each term (three - daytime, three - late afternoon/evenings)

The student clinic will allow students to view case taking done live by a professional Homœopath,
followed by group case analysis, miasmatic diagnosis and remedy selection. The hours spent in the
clinic will provide essential skills and experience for the student to use upon entering professional
practice. The student clinic is for students in years 3 and 4 only.

OVERSEAS TRAINING (OPTIONAL)

The Victorian College of Classical Homœopathy is also accredited with the Bengal Allen Medical
Institute of Calcutta, India, and accordingly, students have the opportunity to increase their clinical
training through participation in a four-week program of Homœopathic medicine in Calcutta.
Students wishing to participate will be invited to attend the Bengal Allen Medical Institute during
the January just prior to or after their fourth year of study.

The program includes theoretical and clinical training integrated with regular visits to outpatients’
clinic, as well as observing highly experienced Indian Homœopaths in action through “sitting-in”
facilities at Homœopathic clinics.

Emphasis is also given to practical lessons in medical diagnosis of pathological conditions

PRACTICAL WORK
Arrangements will be made for students to visit the major manufacturers of Homœopathic medicines
in Australia and, where possible, this will include practical laboratory experience.

COLLEGE RESEARCH
The college is proud to have researched and founded a world first in homœopathic prescribing by
developing a facial diagnostic method that links to miasmatic knowledge (our genetic predisposition
to both disease and personality types). Our students receive intensive training in this method and are
able to view at first hand its application in the student clinic.




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VISITING THE COLLEGE
Prospective students may make an appointment to see the College and discuss course details with the
Principal at any time. Please contact the College to arrange a suitable time.

ADMISSION
Application for admission to the College must be made on the official application form and must be
accompanied by a passport sized recent photograph. Suitability for admission will be assessed by
means of an interview. No previous knowledge is assumed, the only prerequisite being a good
knowledge of English.

Students over the age of 25 are preferred. Previous academic qualifications are also an advantage.
However, mature age students returning to study who have a genuine interest in the healing arts are
encouraged to apply.

A non-refundable enrolment fee of $85 must accompany each application. This will be refunded
should the applicant not be successful in securing a course place. This application fee is made only
once and is separate from term fees.

Each prospective student will be contacted in regard to having an interview with the principal of the
college. Details of previous studies should be noted and where previous studies have been in medical
sciences, certified copies must be presented to the college either with the application form or at your
interview.



FEES
Fees for 2005 are $450 per term, (four terms per academic year) for the Homœopathic study.
Fees fall due in the first week of each term. A late fee of 20% may apply, to students failing to pay
in the required time unless prior arrangement with the College has been agreed. Fees for weekend
workshops will be $180 per weekend and payable by that weekend. Note that the first weekend
workshop (introduction Year 1 only) is included in the term fees.

Fees for medical science study are payable two weeks prior to commencement of each unit or in two
parts (10% surcharge applies). See Costing/Hours summary (end of prospectus) for full details.

The payment of fees (Homœopathic studies) can be arranged to suit individual needs, but this must
be arranged with the College prior to the commencement of each new term and agreements must be
honoured.

AWARD OF CERTIFICATE AND ADVANCED DIPLOMA of Homoeopathy
To be eligible for the award of the Certificate and/or the Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy,
students must have satisfactorily completed all required assessments and examinations, have
attended at least 80% of the lectures, and be of good character showing evidence that they will be
ethical and responsible members of the profession.

The College reserves the right to terminate the studies of any student who fails to complete
satisfactorily, any semester’s work, or who fails to meet expected behavioural standards.




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ACCREDITATION
The Victorian College of Classical Homœopathy has operated as a private college with the course
recognized and accredited by ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society) and AHA
(Australian Homœopathic Association) since 1989. All graduates are eligible to register with ATMS
(Australian Traditional Medical Society) or AROH (Australian Register of Homeopaths) upon
completion of the Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy. The college is currently working towards
becoming an RTO (Registered Training Organisation).

CONCLUSION
This comprehensive course requires commitment on behalf of the student as it involves considerable
study. In addition to attendance in class, students need to be able to devote some time to home study
virtually every day. However, the study of Homœopathy is both fascinating and enjoyable so that
most students are eager to study and find the knowledge gained very rewarding.

Upon being awarded their Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy, students may set up in private
practice as a professional Homœopath.

We trust this prospectus provides you with the information you require. Should you have any
further queries, please contact the College on 9873 0567. We look forward to hearing from you.


PRINCIPAL AND SENIOR LECTURER
Grant Bentley
N.D., Dip Hom., Dip C.H., Dip. Psych. Th. AROH (reg) AHA (prof memb)

REGISTRAR
Denise Carrington-Smith
B.A., Grad Dip Appl. Soc. Psych., N.D., Dip. Hom.

LECTURER
Irena Rodman
N.D., Dip. Hom.

LECTURER
Joanne Greenland
Dip. Hom. AROH (reg) AHA (prof memb)

LECTURER
Robyn Williams
Dip. Hom AROH (reg) AHA (prof memb)

LECTURER/TUTOR
Rima Syamal
B.H.M.S AROH (reg) AHA (prof memb)

TUTOR
Frances Whitten ND

LECTURER/ADMINISTRATION
Louise Barton
Dip. Hom. AROH (reg) AHA (prof memb)



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OVERVIEW OF HOURS ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF HOMŒOPATHY – 2005 intake

Year Hom - Weekly                      Hom –               Hom – Student       Medical Sciences*
                                       Weekends#           Clinic
1      Thursdays                       Sat & Sun                               Anatomy &
       6 – 9.30 pm                     9.30 – 5.30                             Physiology
       32 weeks/year plus intro        (twice per year)                        (200 Hours)
       weekend in March                                                        Distance learning
       (4 terms)
2      Thursdays                       Sat & Sun                               Nutrition
       6 – 9.30 pm                     9.30 – 5.30                             (150 Hours)
       36 weeks/year                   (three times per                        Distance learning
       (4 terms)                       year)
3      Thursdays                       Sat & Sun           100 hours           Pathology
       6 – 9.30 pm                     9.30 – 5.30         6 Fridays per       (225 Hours)
       36 weeks/year                   (four times per     term                Distance learning
       (4 terms)                       year)               Alt day/evening
                                                           10am – 4pm (3
                                                           clinics)
                                                           4pm - 10pm (3
                                                           clinics
4      Thursdays                       Sat & Sun           100 hours           Biochemistry
       6 – 9.30 pm                     9.30 – 5.30         6 Fridays per       (112 Hours)
       36 weeks/year                   (three times per    term                Distance learning
       (4 terms)                       year)               Alt day/evening     Pharmacology
                                                           10am – 4pm (3       (56 Hours)
                                                           clinics)            Distance learning
                                                           4pm - 10pm (3
                                                           clinics

HOMŒOPATHY
Held at the college - one class per week for four years. (Year 1 commence with one weekend in
March followed by weekly classes)

HOMŒOPATHIC STUDENT CLINIC
Held at the college on Fridays (six per term) for years 3 & 4 students

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Held at the college to complete common health units and physical examination

MEDICAL SCIENCES
Completed by distance learning with a Melbourne based tutor.

*Students undertaking Certificate of Homœopathy only attend Homœopathic classes – however if
these students wish to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy they must catch up on the
medical sciences and common health units.




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OVERVIEW OF CONTENTS OF ADVANCED DIPLOMA of HOMŒOPATHY

HOMŒOPATHY
   Introduction to principles and practices
   Development of Homœopathy
   Materia Medica – 300+ remedies
   Theory and philosophy – Hahnemann, Kent, Boenninghausen, Close, Allen, Dunham,
    Dhawale, Vithoulkas, Scholten, Sankaran, Murphy
   Repertorization – Kent, Boenninghausen, Boger
   Comparative Materia Medica – physiological affinity of medicines
   First aid, acute, epidemic and constitutional prescribing
   Genetic inheritance (miasms)
   Case taking
   Case analysis
   Posology
   Case management
   Preparing and dispensing medicines
   Diagnosis – Iridology, Conventional, Facial
   Specialist – Adult males, adult females, children/adolescents, elderly
   Palliative care and terminal disease
   Physical examination

COMMON UNITS

      Communications – working with patients
      Occupational Health & Safety – Infection Control
      Computer training – using Homœopathic software for case analysis
      Report writing and research skills
      Working in the health industry, legal requirements and making referrals
      Counselling and Homœopathy
      Practice management – including business and financial planning
      First Aid – Senior Level 2 (students to arrange with St Johns Ambulance or similar)

MEDICAL SCIENCES
   Anatomy and physiology
   Nutrition
   Symptomatology and diagnosis (pathology)
   Biochemistry
   Pharmacology

STUDY TIME AT HOME
Although every student studies in different ways it is suggested that the following be used as a
guideline for the hours of home study.

Homœopathy
10 – hours per week

Common Units
3 – 4 hours per week

Medical Sciences
10 hours per week
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      ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF HOMŒOPATHY – COSTING/HOURS SUMMARY

YEAR         TOPIC              HOURS         MODE           $           Payable by
1            Hom 1              126           Weekly         1800        Start of term – 4 payments
             Communications     15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             Infection          15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             Control/OHS
             Anatomy &          200           Distance       1000        2 weeks prior to
             Physiology                                                  commencement of unit
             TOTAL              356
2            Hom 2              126           Weekly         1800        Start of term – 4 payments
             Report writing     15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             & research
             Health industry,   15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             legal, referrals
             Physical exam 1    15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             Nutrition          150           Distance       1000        2 weeks prior to
                                                                         commencement of unit
             TOTAL              321
3            Hom 3              126           Weekly         1800        Start of term – 4 payments
             Student Clinic     144           24 x 6 hrs     400         Start of term – 4 payments
             Counselling        30            2x             180         On weekend
                                              Weekend
             Physical exam 2    15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             Pathology          225           Distance       1000        2 weeks prior to
                                                                         commencement of unit
             Computer           15            Weekend        180         On weekend
             training
             TOTAL              555
4            Hom 4              126           Weekly         1800        Start of term – 4 payments
             Student Clinic     144           24 x 6 hrs     400         Start of term – 4 payments
             Biochemistry       112           Distance       800         2 weeks prior to
                                                                         commencement of unit
             Pharmacology       56            Distance       500         2 weeks prior to
                                                                         commencement of unit
             Practice           30            2x             360         On weekend
             Management                       weekend
             First Aid          15            2 days         180*        To first aid provider
             TOTAL              483


TOTAL HOURS = 1715**
* Approximate price dependant on first aid course
** Does not include home study except for medical sciences



Please note the information in this prospectus may change at any time.

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