Diploma Program

Diploma of Classical Homeopathy (DCH)

Program Overview

As Director of the Western College of Homeopathic Medicine, I look forward to seeing you join the dynamic group of homeopaths emerging from this programme of study. Your grasp of medical sciences, your ability to function well in a case-taking environment, to analyze cases and take appropriate action will prepare you for success in this burgeoning field of complementary medicine.

Focused on the practical task of selecting effective homeopathic treatments for chronic health conditions, you will be well-prepared for the myriad of diseases for which your clients will seek your help. You will see a range of conditions including autism, a variety of autoimmune disorders, psychological and neurological conditions, allergies, learning and behavioral disorders, joint and bone disease, skin disorders, hormonal imbalance, anxiety and depression, and many others in our Student Clinic. Managed by a certified homeopath, students learn experientially within the environment of a busy homeopathic clinic. Through a comprehensive medical science component of the programme, you will learn when to refer a client to emergency care, primary care or other health care practitioners. You will also witness the process of the return of a client’s health and learn to unlock the potential of this 250-year-old system of medicine in our complex, modern times.

While the basic tenets of Classical Homeopathy are fundamental to this course, we embrace many of the developments of modern homeopaths over the past thirty years, joining a worldwide renaissance of a principle-based, environmentally-friendly, non-toxic therapeutic that offers timely solutions to simple and complex health problems of people of all ages and walks of life.

In addition to the Classical Homeopathy curriculum, topics studied include:

• The Business of a Homeopathic Practice
• Practice Management
• Pathology and Disease
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Understanding Physical Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment in Conventional Medicine
• Psychology/Counseling

Program Length and Delivery Method

Most students complete this course in four years. Delivered in a modular format, it may be possible to elongate or truncate the time it takes for completion, depending upon the director’s approval of the individual’s application to do so.

Medical Science classes are primarily delivered online, with resources and support available. Lectures are delivered in a webinar format to allow students to review the material at their convenience.

Student Clinic and Homeopathy classes are held live in 2.5 day intensives once a month, ten months of the year. Supplementary lectures, exercises and reading materials are delivered online for review before and after live class. 80% attendance is required.

Your Career

Successful graduates may find work as homeopathic practitioners, sales representatives for homeopathic suppliers, positions in homeopathic pharmacies and manufacturers, sales positions in retail stores selling homeopathic products, teaching positions in homeopathic colleges or other complementary medicine training institutes, positions in alternative medicine publications and associations.

Admission Requirements

Eligible applicants must have passing grades in first year post-secondary biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and biochemistry or a passing grade in our equivalency course, Natural Science for the Homeopath, which is available online.

A passing grade in our Acute and First Aid Homeopathy course, which is available in person or online.

Students with current MD, ND, DC, NP, APRN or DVM credentials may be exempt from some of the medical science portion of this program.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $10,000 for each of four years, for a total of $40,000 + GST. Installments of $2,100 are paid every two months during the ten month school year, September through June.

Additional costs for books, software, and certification exams may vary.

Course Progression

Homeopathic Medicine Hours: 630 Hours
Pre-requisite: Acute and First Aid Homeopathy: 40 Hours
Theory, Philosophy, History, Materia Medica: 316 Hours
Repertory: 150 Hours
Triturations(4): 64 Hours
Introduction to Research Methodology: 24 Hours
Practice Management: 20 Hours
The Business of a Homeopathic Practice: 8 Hours
Ethics, Standards and Regulations: 8 Hours

Clinical Practicum Hours: 800 Hours
Students will successfully complete case analysis for 100 initial cases and 100 follow-ups.

Required Reading Homeopathic Medicine/Clinical Practicum Hours: 600 Hours

Medical Science Hours: 720 Hours
Anatomy and Physiology: 156 Hours
Pathology and Disease: 180 Hours
Physical Examination and Diagnosis: 124 Hours
Pharmacology: 78 Hours
Psychology/Counseling: 48 Hours
Integrative Medicine: 36 Hours
Nutrition: 24 Hours
Botany: 24 Hours
Public Health: 20 Hours
Microbiology: 18 Hours
Biochemistry: 12 Hours

Total Class Hours for Diploma of Classical Homeopathy: 2,750 Hours

Student Clinic

Student Clinic begins in first year and continues through all four years, consisting mainly of live cases in a professional homeopathic clinic environment.

Students observe and/or take part in live case-taking and complete required case analysis, remedy selection and write-ups for a minimum of 100 initial consultations and 100 follow-ups.

Once students have successfully completed 75 initial consultations, they can apply to undertake ten supervised cases and five independent cases under the guidance of a CCH certified homeopath. This fulfills the clinical requirements for the Council for Homeopathic Certification.

Credentials

Students graduate with a Diploma of Classical Homeopathy (DCH)

In their fourth year, students write the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) exams to receive a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) designation.

Upon receiving their CCH designation, students are qualified to apply for registered membership with the Canadian Society of Homeopaths and the North American Society of Homeopaths.

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