Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Homeopathy
This diploma is designed for those interested in holistic medicine and how it is used to treat conditions. The course is based on the important principle that has existed throughout the history of medicine, across the world. This is: ‘like cures like’ and this can be seen in several ways. One way is to assume that the body is self healing and that symptoms are the body’s way of taking action to overcome illness. This healing response is automatic in living organisms; it is called the vital response.
- Students will have an opportunity to review the history behind Homeopathy
- Gain an understanding in grown and development
- Look at various remedies and what they treat
- Review both internal and external remedies
- Case reviews f cliental and their conditions.
This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.
Assessment Objectives (AO)
Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course remembering Confidentiality and Data Protection.
Quality of Written Communication (QWC)
In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)
To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Unit 1: The history and origins of Homeopathy
The first unit introduces the background and historical origins of homeopathy and its associated practices. It discusses key proponents of homeopathy through the centuries and also examines how it is used around the world and in different contexts. Also in this first, unit the basic principles of homeopathy will be discussed, and key terminology explained, in preparation for subsequent units.
Unit 2: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 1
The unit will discuss the principles of homeostasis related to anatomy and physiology. The study of these principles will help students to gain knowledge and understanding relating to human growth, development and maintenance of wellbeing. The student will learn to transfer this knowledge and understanding to concepts and approaches associated with homeopathic applications
Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 2
This unit continues from unit 2 and examines the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, organs of digestion, reproduction and hormone control - and the relevance of these processes to homeostatic maintenance.
Unit 4: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 3
This unit continues from unit 3, examining the anatomy and physiology of body systems and their role in homeostasis, with special focus on the sense organs and urinary system. The unit provides students with an opportunity to examine the external influences on homeostasis as well as develop an understanding of genetic inheritance.
Unit 5: Homeopathic remedies
In this unit you will explore the myths and misconceptions surrounding homeopathy. Additionally, it focuses on issues such as over-prescribing, symptoms confusion and documentation, the placebo effect and also several key issues within assessing and prescribing.
Unit 6: Materia medica and repertory. Part 1
Units 6, 7 and 8 involve study of the materia medica and repertory. These refer to the alphabetised lists of remedies, their application, dosage and precise instructions for use. These constitute an in-depth source of knowledge relating to therapeutic properties of substances used for healing purposes. Both external and internal remedies are explained, as well as some ailments and conditions for which each remedy is recommended.
Unit 7: Materia medica and repertory. Part 2
This unit continues from unit 6 in its exploration of the materia medica and repertory, referring to the lists of remedies, their application, dosage and instructions for use. More ailments and conditions for which each remedy is recommended are discussed in detail in this unit.
Unit 8: Materia medica and repertory. Part 3
This unit follows the previous two in its examination of the materia medica and repertory, concluding this part of the course. Again, both external and internal remedies will be discussed, as well as example ailments and conditions for which each remedy is recommended.
Unit 9: Prescribing guidelines and contra-indications
Unit 9 explores the important elements of successful practice are examined in order that students are able to identify symptoms correctly and differentiate between types of ailments. These include differential diagnosis of certain conditions, identification of cases for further referral, conditions that are not recommended for homeopathic treatment alone - and specific causes for concern.
Unit 10: Case histories and symptom assessment
Within your last unit you focus on taking client case histories and the efficient categorisation of symptoms in order to establish the most appropriate remedy and its dosage. Example cases are presented as well as a sample chart.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Study Hours (Per Unit)
Approximately: 20 hours personal study time per unit, which is supported by the ODL Course Tutor, but we greatly encouraged students to access support from their tutor throughout the course.
The whole course MUST be completed and both assignments graded PASS to gain the “Oxford Learning College Level Three Diploma in Homeopathy”
Course Fee: £850.00 Fees can be paid by instalments.
Entry to this level three course requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.