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					             The British Institute of Homeopathy - Ireland
Advanced Homeopathy Practitioner Diploma
                                          Program

In accordance with ECCH equivalencies our course is a third-level course taught at degree level.




Prerequisite: N/A
Duration: 4 years + 2 years CPD (4200 hours)
Award: Practitioner Diploma in Homeopathy

This 4200 hour Practitioner Study Program prepares the student with a solid knowledge of Homeopathy
and Case Management. Successful completion of the program leads to the award of the letters
DIHom(Pract.)

Our Practitioner Advanced Diploma Course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a
professional homeopath. Our highly regarded programme instills the expertise and knowledge to become
a confident and successful homeopath.

During the course you will continue to develop many of the concepts learnt in the General Diploma
Course and Homeopathy in Practice Course but with the emphasis on increasing your skills in case
receiving, analysis and prescription, to prepare you for practice. Various approaches are given to help
you unravel cases, such as group classifications and elemental archetypes. We encourage the use of
creative ideas such as these as they often tell us as much about ourselves as they do about the subjects
being studied, and they are invaluable tools for finding effective remedies.

Practitioner Advanced Diploma Course topics include taking the case and prescribing for babies and
children; treatment of chronic cases; dosage and repetition; assessment of response to the first
prescription; the second prescription; prognosis; prescribing for acute flare-ups during constitutional
treatment; long-term case-management; understanding symptoms with reference to the constitution of
the patient and her/his relationship to the four temperaments; use of language, symbolism and imagery,
plus new methodologies and new provings of remedies as they arise during casework.

You will also gain an understanding from the grouping of remedies into categories that include:

~   therapeutic indication
~   remedy relationship (such as complementary or inimical)
~   familial relationships (such as specific plant or animal genus)
~   the Sankaran schema
~   mineral compounds group analysis
~   the periodic table of elements (as taught by Jan Scholten)
~   Elemental groupings – the four temperaments and the Mappa Mundi
~   Research in Homeopathy
Clinical Training and Supervision

Clinical observation and case-work under supervision is the crucial aspect of the Practitioner Advanced
Diploma and your development as a homeopath. Under supervision, you take at least ten cases with
follow-ups over a period of at least 18 months. During this time you work closely with your supervising
practitioner.

You and your supervisor will undertake a thorough and progressive evaluation of your skills, an important
part of which will be your own reflection of what is being learned from each case-taking and about your
practice.

These cases, their follow-ups and ongoing prescriptions, will be assessed regularly and then again as a
complete case portfolio at the end of your study. By demonstrating professional competence and
appropriate academic standards you will complete the School’s Practitioner Advanced Diploma.




Study method:


Home study or attendance:
You have the option of doing the course by home study or attendance. Clinical internship, Provings and
Business and Marketing program are residential only.



Attendance
▪ 4 years + 2 years CPD study period given.

▪ Year 1 & 2: student can choose between residential attendance or distance learning. By choosing the
residential option, each student shall attend to at least 4 residential weekends per year. By choosing
distance learning option, the student shall attend 1 residential summer week.

▪ School study weekends with assignments, clinic days, case-work under supervision with presentation
of clinical portfolio and undertaking a proving.




Attendance Provings
▪ During the attendance course you will embark on a homeopathic group ‘proving’ of an unknown
remedy. Analysis of the experiences leads to the birth of a new remedy, because we are the living
instruments through which it expresses its healing powers. The results of our endeavours are regularly
published and comprise a growing library of additional information in homeopathic materia medica.
Participation in provings also develops skills of perception and personal process, and deepens our
understanding of homeopathic philosophy and methodology.

All home study students are welcome to join attendance course School weekend sessions by prior
arrangement.




Course Structure: program content

~Year 1 & 2: residential / distance learning
▪ 10 residential weekends per year or alternatively 1 residential summer week
▪ Monthly regional tutorials with a homeopath in 1st and 2nd year programme
▪ Weekly students study group meeting
Homeopathy Contents:

History of Homeopathy; Sources of Remedies; Samuel Hahnemann; Arndt Schultz Law; Homeopathic
Pharmacy; Preparation of Homeopathic Remedies; Potentization; Trituration; Avogadro’s Hypothesis;
Quality of Homeopathic Medicines; Classification of Medicines; Classical Homeopathy; The Organon of
Medicine; Law of Similars; Gemmotherapy; Constitutional Concepts; Combination Remedies (Poly-
pharmacy); Allergies; Modalities; Acute and Chronic Disease; Case Histories; Evaluation of Symptoms;
Pharmaceutical forms; Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia; Attenuation; Principles of Homeopathy; Philosophy
of Homeopathy; Biochemic Remedies (Tissue Salts); Laws of Direction of Cure (Hering); Homeopathic
Materia Medica; Anatomy and Physiology (Introduction); Pathology and Homeopathy (Introduction);
Potencies; Nosodes; Sarcodes and Isodes; The Chronic Diseases (Hahnemann); Miasms; Organotherapy;
Bach Flower Remedies; Case Taking; Repertorization; Bowel Nosodes; Related Therapies; Research and
Development; Computerized Homeopathy; Lithotherapy; Medication Techniques; Dispensing; Storage of
Homeopathic Medicines; Homoeo-therapeutics; The Vital Force (Dynamis); Kotschau Studies.


Medical Contents and Human Sciences:

~ Year 1: Anatomy & Physiology Module
~ Year 2: Pathology & Disease Module
~Year 3-4: Differential Diagnosis Module




FIRST AID & CPR training with St. Johns, Red Cross or equivalent




~ Year 3& 4 – residential only


Homeopathy Contents:
Case analysis options; Aetiology; Miasms; Drainage; Bowel nosodes; Remedy-Groups; Remedy-Families;
Taking the Case; Repertories and how to use them; Computerized Repertorization; Evaluating
Repertorization; Case studies; Case management; Contemporary Case-analysis concepts; Guidelines for
specific disorders; How to gain most from clinical observation; Guidelines for setting up in Practice; and
more topics.

Clinical Practice Contents:
Practical Application of: Case-Taking approaches; Case-Analysis options; Repertorization Strategies;
Case- Management; The Follow-up Consultation; Miasmatic Analysis; Understanding the Case; and other
topics.

Required are 20 cases, acute and chronic with several follow-up consultations to be studied under
supervision by a personal tutor or with a BIHC approved Practitioner on-site. In certain locations this
course is also taught in the form of in-class seminars with live case studies. Please contact the Irish
Office for schedule and/or details and other options for this course. Some cases may be done on the
Homeopathic Symposium on line.


Nutrition Contents:
▪ Year 1:
Module I Nutritional biochemistry I: Protoplasm and Tissues; Chemical Components of Carbohydrates and
Lipids.
Module II Nutritional biochemistry II: Proteins and alpha Amino Acids, their Occurrence and Function.
Module III Nutritional biochemistry III: Biochemistry of Digestion and Production of Digestive Enzymes
▪ Year 2
Module IV Clilnical Endocrinology: Nutrient Components of Endocrine Hormones.
Module V Nutritional biochemistry IV: Nutrients of Life; The Oil-soluble Vitamins; Metabolic Pathways.
Module VI Nutritional biochemistry V: Nutrients of life; The water soluble vitamins; Metabolic pathways
▪ Year 3
Module VII Nutritional biochemistry VI: The Water soluble and Water dispersible Minerals; the Macro
Minerals and Micro Minerals.
Module VIII Nutritional Laboratory Diagnosis I and II
Module IX Specific Laboratory Tests: Interpretation of contemporary Laboratory Tests; Nutritional
deficiencies; Abnormal laboratory values
▪ Year 4
Module X Nutritional Laboratory Diagnosis III: Specific laboratory panels; Brief course review.
Module XI Nutritional Laboratory Diagnosis IV: Specific laboratory panels; Blood electrolytes; Nutritional
recommendations
Module XII Biochemic Tissue Salts: Dr. Schussler's biochemic theory; Twelve existing biochemic
remedies; Twelve new biochemic remedies:


Business and Marketing - residential only.



2 Years Post Graduate Professional Training

The aim of the PGPT course is to develop in each student a deep understanding of homeopathic
philosophy and principles. Once these have been firmly grasped, they can be transformed into powerful
tools for creating truly homeopathic solutions to the seemingly confusing and complex problems which
can arise in day to day practice. In essence, this means learning the science of homeopathy and letting it
grow into an art!

Most of the course is conducted through lectures which I teach myself. However, a guided sharing of
information and ideas is always encouraged and active participation welcomed. Practical application of
the theory of homeopathy takes place through video, paper and live cases, as well as through discussion
of student's own difficult cases.

The tone of the classes is light and enjoyable, infused throughout with wit, good humour and a promise
of learning satisfaction for all who attend!

The Postgraduate Course is unique and stimulating. It contains much new and unpublished information
and presentations with an entirely new approach designed to develop the creativity of the student.

The Postgraduate Course is unique and stimulating. It contains much new and unpublished information
and presentations with an entirely new approach designed to develop the creativity of the student.
Your personal tutor will assist you in achieving whatever goal you set for yourself.
It offers a multi-faceted course program comprising of:
1. Thesis: A short, original thesis of not less than 15,000 words is presented by each student on
completion of the course.
2. Practical Work: A practical exercise in homeopathic pharmacy to enable practitioners to prepare
remedies.
3. Audio and visual CDs or tapes.
4. Personal Tutor: An expert Professional Homoeopath is assigned to assist every student on a personal
basis.
5. Examinations: There is a mid-course examination and a final examination to be proctored.
6. Seminars: Postgraduate Course students may attend optional seminars held by the Institute at various
centers worldwide from time to time.
7. Case Studies: Students are required to submit five case studies prior to the final examination.



Contents:
Development of Homeopathy in various countries; Women in Homeopathy; Samuel Hahnemann &
Medical Reform; Provings; Advanced Homeopathic Pharmacy; LM Potencies; Practical Homeopathic
Pharmacy; New Remedies; Lesser Known Polychrests; The Doctrine of Signatures; Homeopathic
Prognosis; Kentian Philosophy; Current Research in Homeopathy; Advanced Repertorization;
Homeopathic Philosophy; New Aspects of Homeopathy; Advanced Biochemic Remedies; Homeopathy and
Nutrition; Advanced Miasmic Theory; Palliation; Susceptibility; Electrodiagnosis; Case Taking; Case
Studies; Homoeotherapeutics; Comprehensive use of Mother Tinctures; Establishing and Managing a
Homeopathic Practice; Homeopathic Research; Clinical Experience; Project Work; Computerized
Homeopathy; Thesis; New methods.




Course Fee: € 2600 per annum - inclusive

A discount of 15% will be given if paid in full upon registration each year : € 2200
If you have completed with BIH the Introductory Course a further 5% discount will be applied.




School Resources

We believe that our job is to support each successful applicant in their process of becoming a successful
practicing homeopath. We have constantly invested in the resources needed to promote the level of skill
and competence required by students in their treatment of patients and in the management of their
practice. Our belief is that students should be supported and guided at an appropriate level for each year
of the course, our aim is to develop an organized homeopathic network within the country providing for
instance an on line library, free on line tutorials, free on line video lectures, students forum and students
community.




Tutoring

Each year is assigned their own class tutor. The tutor is there to help and support students throughout
the school year. The tutor organizes and co-ordinates the study groups, corrects homework, deals with
problems and also provides feedback and support. The tutor gets to know each student very well and is
available for contact by phone or email should the need arise.

We also provide student group tutorials, with Homeopathic Practitioners, all over Ireland as a support in
the 1st and 2nd year programme. In order to provide a high quality level of support to all students,
classes are sub-divided into regional study groups. These groups meet weekly and are a forum for
homeopathic study and mutual support. Once a month the group is facilitated by a tutor appointed by the
school. The tutor's role is to support, encourage, answer questions and help deepen the learning process
for students. This process lays the foundation for the one to one supervision of third and fourth year. All
tutors are professional Homeopaths with clinical practice.




Clinical Training

Clinical experience is one of the core aspects of the course. It is an opportunity to put into practice what
has been learned in theory and also to gain confidence and experience before commencing practice.
Clinical experience begins with observation of experienced practitioners in a class room setting. There are
video cases and also live case taking sessions .

In years three and four there is a dedicated school clinic. The clinic is where students have an opportunity
to hone their case taking, observation, case analysis, prescribing and case management skills. Clinics are
arranged considering students residential needs. Patients are seen by two or three students under the
supervision of the clinic tutor. There is a video link-up to the rest of the year's students so everyone can
observe and take the case in real time. The clinic provides the time and space for each student to gain
and develop the skills necessary to practice effectively and confidently after graduation.
Supervision

An essential element of any profession is the area of supervision. The provision of sufficient professional
supervision is often neglected in training courses of this type. This leads to graduate therapists not
having sufficient supervised hours before commencing practice. It is an area of concern and one which is
being addressed by the government's working group.

Supervision gives the overview, mentoring and professional experience needed to help guide students
into practice. Supervision is the place for third and fourth year students to bring their own cases. Here
they can discuss all aspects of their patient management and care. At supervision students develop
further, the skills learned in the school clinic, and in a one to one situation, explore all of the issues
relevant to their own practice.




Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Homeopathy: course scheme




                                   Homeopathy:
                                   Homeopathic Philosophy
                                   Homeopathic Methodology
                                   Homeopathic Materia Medica

                                   Human Sciences:
                                   Anatomy & Philosophy

                                   Nutrition:
                                   Module I Nutritional biochemistry I: Protoplasm and Tissues; Chemical
                                   Components of Carbohydrates and Lipids.
                                   Module II Nutritional biochemistry II: Proteins and alpha Amino Acids,

       Year 1
                                   their Occurrence and Function.
                                   Module III Nutritional biochemistry III: Biochemistry of Digestion and
Distance / Residential             Production of Digestive Enzymes

                                   Counselling:
                                   Foundation in Counselling
                                   Development models and ethics

                                   Mentoring and Tutoring:
                                   Monthly regional tutorials with a homeopath in 1st and 2nd year
                                   programme
                                   Weekly students study group meeting
                         Homeopathy:
                         Homeopathic Philosophy
                         Homeopathic Methodology
                         Homeopathic Materia Medica

                         Human Sciences:
                         Pathology & Disease

                         Nutrition:
       Year 2
                         Module IV Clilnical Endocrinology: Nutrient Components of Endocrine
                         Hormones.
Distance / Residential   Module V Nutritional biochemistry IV: Nutrients of Life; The Oil-soluble
                         Vitamins; Metabolic Pathways.
                         Module VI Nutritional biochemistry V: Nutrients of life; The water soluble
                         vitamins; Metabolic pathways


                         Counselling:
                         Personal Development

                         Mentoring and Tutoring:
                         Monthly regional tutorials with a homeopath in 1st and 2nd year
                         programme
                         Weekly students study group meeting

                         First Aid & CPR training




                         Homeopathy:
                         Homeopathic Philosophy
                         Homeopathic Methodology
                         Homeopathic Materia Medica

                         Human Sciences:
                         Differential Diagnosis

                         Nutrition:
       Year 3            Module VII Nutritional biochemistry VI: The Water soluble and Water
Distance / Residential   dispersible Minerals; the Macro Minerals and Micro Minerals.
                         Module VIII Nutritional Laboratory Diagnosis I and II
                         Module IX Specific Laboratory Tests: Interpretation of contemporary
                         Laboratory Tests; Nutritional deficiencies; Abnormal laboratory values


                         Counselling:
                         Practice and case management issues;
                         Ongoing self-reflection and personal assessments


                         Clinical Practice & Supervision
                                  Homeopathy:
                                  Homeopathic Philosophy
                                  Homeopathic Methodology
                                  Homeopathic Materia Medica

                                  Nutrition:
                                  Module X Nutritional Laboratory Diagnosis III: Specific laboratory panels;
                                  Brief course review.
                                  Module XI Nutritional Laboratory Diagnosis IV: Specific laboratory panels;
                                  Blood electrolytes; Nutritional recommendations
                                  Module XII Biochemic Tissue Salts: Dr. Schussler's biochemic theory;
         Year 4                   Twelve existing biochemic remedies; Twelve new biochemic remedies:
  Distance / Residential
                                  Counselling:
                                  Practice and case management issues;
                                  Ongoing self-reflection and personal assessments


                                  Clinical Practice & Supervision




                                 Different methods of case analysis and prescribing
                                 Post-graduate clinic
Post Graduate Training           Peer group case supervision
     2 Years CPD                 Basic Psychology
                                 Latest developments in homeopathic methodologies: Bombay Method, Mappa
                                 Mundi System, Drug Proving and Homeopathic Research




                             For further info or full prospectus please email us at:

                                               info@bihireland.com

                                                   Contacts:
                                                  BIH Ireland
                                               Claudia De Rosa
                           19 Rose Lane, Ballinacurra, Midleton – Co. Cork (Ireland)
                                              Tel. 021 234 0202
                                             www.bihireland.com

				
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