Homeopathic College of Canda
- Course Descriptions -
The following is a descriptive list of homeopathic related courses and activities in the Professional Homeopathic Medicine & Science Program.
Fundamentals of Philosophy and Basic Principles:
Introduction: Principles of Homeopathy. Comparison of Paradigms. Dr. S. Hahnemann; his life and legacy. Diversion from prevalent method of treatment, Introduction to Organon. History and origin of classical homeopathy. "Similia Similibus Curantur" - law of similars. Homeopathic theory of disease. The Vital Force, its role in sickness, treatment and health. Provings. Hahnemann's unique contribution to the body of knowledge. Remedies: preparation and potency selection. History of Medical thought. Empiricism vs. Rationalism. Role of Physician in each category. Chronic diseases and theory of miasms. Susceptibility. Acute vs. Chronic. Totality of Symptoms.
Homeopathic Repertory:
Introduction; structure and organization role of the repertory. Rubrics; how to read them. Repertory language. Chapter organization and contents. How to find symptoms in repertory. Different repertories.
Materia Medica:
The study of Materia Medica, symptomatic picture of rememdies.
  • Essence of core.
  • Modalities and site of action.
  • Keynotes or peculiarities.
  • Polycrests.
  • Primary remedies.
  • Secondary and tertiary remedies.
  • Nosodes.
  • Isodes.
  • Remedy relationships.
Case-Taking:
  • Introduction to casetaking (acute).
  • Discussion of modalities, using the repertory and examples.
  • Hierarchisation of symptoms.
  • Sensations, modalities, localization and concomitants & aetiology.
  • Principles of homeopathic case-taking.
  • Treating the patient, not the disease.
  • Objectives of casetaking.
  • Recording of symptoms/differential diagnosis.
  • Limiting rubrics.
  • Purposes of repertorization.
  • Homeopathic aggravation.
  • Management of partially similar cases.
  • Complex and drug-dependant cases.
  • Prescribing action.
  • Selection of Rx (remedy) and potency.
  • Follow-up casetaking.
  • The second prescription.
  • Miasmatic prescribing.
Homeopathic Therapeutics:
The application of the principles of homeopathic medicine to specific clinical conditions, study of minor remedies and their clinical applications.
  • Immunology.
  • Allergic disorders, asthma and environmental conditions.
  • Cardiovascular disorders.
  • Pulmonary disorders.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Nutritional, metabolic and endocrine disorders.
  • Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders.
  • Neurologic disorders.
  • Sleep disorders.
  • Emotional and behavioural problems.
  • Renal and urologic disorders.
  • Sexually related disorders.
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics: women's conditions; pregnancy.
  • Midwifery, menopause and its complications.
  • Paediatrics.
  • Dermatologic disorders.
  • Minor surgical conditions and emergencies.
  • Homeopathic prophylaxis.
Clincial Externship:
Clinical experience is a key part of the homeopathic education that the HCC provides. We offer an intensive practicum with patients at the clinic, where students can fully develop their practical and therapeutic abilities under the supervision of professional homeopaths.