Acute Homeotherapeutic Curriculum
Knowledge of this basic module is the prerequisite for the Advanced Program. It consists of six audio-taped sessions plus accompanying exercises, reading, study and quizzes. Expectations, assignments, and quizzes are clearly defined. There are quizzes at the beginning of each session on the previous session’s material. A packet of cases, study material and related journal articles are included with each session.
Besides listening to, and participating in, the approximately five-hour audio session, an additional fifteen to twenty hours of home study per session is also necessary to qualify for a certificate and get the most out of the course. For most people, we recommend completing one session per month, making this a six-month course.
However, it can be done in any time frame within one year that is comfortable for the student. After one year, extensions may be applied for and may be subject to an additional fee.
Each session contains the following five sections:
Homeopathic Philosophy: Studies from the classic work The Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, with accompanying readings in Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy by Kent.
Skills: The entire acute case-taking process is taught thoroughly and methodically. Each month a new step is added and skills are developed. Topics include case-taking, case analyses, case evaluation and management, repertorization, and potency selection.
Therapeutics: Each session covers a different acute therapeutic topic. These include Psycho-Emotional Conditions (travel, insomnia, acute anxiety, and grief); Musculoskeletal Conditions; Upper Respiratory Infections; Injuries and Trauma; Ear, Nose, and Throat; and Gastrointestinal Conditions.
Materia Medica: Studies of six or seven homeopathic remedies associated with the session’s therapeutic topic. The first remedy listed in the syllabus is studied in more depth, the focus for the other remedies is on their essential characteristics.
Case Studies: Applying all that we’ve learned to actual cases.
Requirements for the Certificate of Completion
Students qualify for a certificate in Acute Homeotherapeutics by completing all six sessions of Module One, including handing in all required written work, completing five quizzes, and submitting an acute case write-up prepared according to the guidelines provided. Written work may be handed in via fax, e-mail, or postal mail and must be typed or neatly handwritten.
Syllabus for Module One
Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 1-5
Skills: Intro to Repertory, Homeopathic Terminology, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Travel, Insomnia, Acute Anxiety, Exhaustion, Grief
Materia Medica: Arsenicum, Aconite, Argentum nitricum, Coffea, Cocculus, Ignatia, Tabacum
Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 6-11
Skills: Classification, and Treatment of Acute Disease, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Acute Neuralgias, Headaches
Materia Medica: Nux vomica, Natrum muriaticum, Rhus tox., Magnesium phosphoricum, Colocynthis, Belladonna
Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 12-20
Skills: Acute Case-taking, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Acute upper respiratory infections
Materia Medica: Phosphorus, Gelsemium, Drosera, Rumex, Spongia, Antimonium-t.
Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 21-29
Skills: Symptom Classification, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Injuries and trauma
Materia medica: Lachesis, Arnica, Bryonia, Ruta, Ledum, Cantharis, Hypericum
Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 30-44
Skills: Potency Selection, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Sinusitis, Coryza, Phayngitis, Otitis Media
Materia Medica: Pulsatilla, Apis, Allium cepa, Chamomilla, Mercury, Hepar sulph, Kali bichromicum
Philosophy: Organon paragraphs 45-64
Skills: Acute Case Management, Repertory Work, & Case Analyses
Therapeutics: Diarrhea, Vomiting
Materia Medica: Lycopodium, Aloe, Cuprum, Ipecac, Podophyllum, Veratrum album
Book List for Module One
The following texts are required for module one. Many of them double as professional reference books that you will use in your practice.
Some of these books are available inexpensive Indian hardcovers . Prices may change without notice. Total cost for the required books is under $150. Used copies are often available on Amazon for further savings.
Kent, Homeopathic Repertory
Kent, Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica
Kent, Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy
Hahnemann, Organon of Medicine (Kunzli edition with green cover)
Phatak, Materia Medica
Kruzel, Homeopathic Emergency Guide
Grossinger, Homeopathy: The Great Riddle
Optional , mentioned in the lectures but not required for study:
Morrison, Desktop Guide
Chatroux, Materia Poetica
Yasgur, Dictionary of Homeopathic Medical Terminology
Amara, Acute Therapeutics for the Homeopathic Practitioner