SHS 323 – Fundamentals and Concepts of Homeopathy
School of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Sport Health Science
Course Length And Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor Name: Marge Roberts, RN, BSN, MSHP, DAHom
General Objective/ Course Description: As more and more consumers become aware of the hazards and side effects of synthetic drugs, they are looking for alternatives. The number of patients using homeopathy in the United States is estimated to have increased 500% in the last 7 years (Ann. Intern. Med.; 138:393-399). This class will discuss homeopathy’s history and evolution as well as explore ways health care providers are using clinical homeopathy to complement care. The student will practice using the Repertory and Materia Medica as well as learn the difference between pre-formulated complexes and personalized complexes.
Specific Course Objectives
The student should be able to:
1. Discuss a short history of the evolution of Homeopathy
2. Compare and contrast classical homeopathy and clinical homeopathy
3. Discuss at least one relevant published research study
4. Discuss key points of homeopathy according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the U.S.
5. Demonstrate use of the Materia Medica and Repertory
6. Discuss the use of homeopathic complexes in the treatment of Muscular-Skeletal Disorders
7. Discuss the use of homeopathic complexes in the treatment of Circulatory Disorders
8. Discuss the use of homeopathic complexes in the treatment of Digestive Disorders
9. Discuss various homeopathic product options
|Week||Topic of Discussion||Readings|
|1||Hahnemann and his discovery of Homeopathy; Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938; European advancements; Resurgence of homeopathy in the U.S.||
|2||Terms defined; Modes of delivery; Preparation; Manufacturing; Single vs. Complex remedies; Examples (NEWTON homeopathics)||
|3||Homeopathic provings & the Pathogeneses; How to use the Materia Medica; How to use the Repertory; Large group presentation and discussion of the practice of using the Materia Medica||Handouts/Blackboard|
|4||Key features of classical homeopathy; Key features of clinical homeopathy; Advantages of clinical approach||Handouts/Blackboard|
|5||Discussion of popular single remedies; Homeopathic theories and practices||Handouts/Blackboard|
|6||*||Midterm – TBA|
|7||Examination of various homeopathic research studies||Handouts/Blackboard|
|8||Rheumatism-Arthritis, Sciatica and Injuries to Muscular-Skeletal system||Handouts/Blackboard|
|9||Enterocolitis; Indigestion – Gas and Stomach Ulcer, Diarrhea and Constipation||Handouts/Blackboard|
|10 11||OTC, Rx and Pro – Single remedies and complexes; Magistral compounding; Final – TBA||Handouts/Blackboard|
Please contact Life University for further information or to enroll.
SHS 323 – Fundamentals and Concepts of Homeopathy is offered each Spring and Fall semester.