SHS-323 Intro to Homeopathy

SHS 323 – Fundamentals and Concepts of Homeopathy

School of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Sport Health Science

Course Length And Credit: 2 credit hours

Instructor NameMarge 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


Course Outline 

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.