Acute Care Program Course Descriptions

 

Overview

The AMCH courses fall under eight departments:  Materia  Medica, Homeopathic Pharmacy, Philosophy and History, Case taking Case Analysis and Repertory, Research, Clinical Training, Humanistic Studies and Practice Preparation.  The courses are numbered by program (DL signifies Distance Learning). The 101 series refers to Homeopathic Practitioner Distance Learning Program I and the 201 series refers to Homeopathic Practitioner Distance Learning Program II.

Department of Materia Medica

This department includes courses that focus on fundamental knowledge of homeopathic medicines.  They also explore the therapeutic process including case management skills, removing obstacles to cure, and preparation for practice. 

Materia Medica DL101: 5 clock hours

This course provides a basic overview to homeopathic materia medica.  The concept of materia medica and the types of materia medicas will be explored.  Strategies for learning materia medica will be explored. Common homeopathic remedies and their usage in first aid and acute prescribing will be explored (40 remedies).

  • Prerequisites:  None
Comparative Materia Medica DL101: 5 clock hours

This course provides a basic overview to comparative materia medica. First aid, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, upper respiratory infections, influenza, common gastrointestinal problems, headaches, mastitis, dysmenorrhea, post traumatic stress disorder and common childhood diseases will be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  None
Materia Medica DL201: 15 clock hours

Building on Materia Medica DLI, this course introduces over 25 new homeopathic medicines.  Techniques to study homeopathic remedies in greater depth will be explored. Concepts such as families and kingdoms are introduced.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica DL1
Comparative Materia Medica DL201: 15 clock hours

Building on Comparative Materia Medica DL1, this course introduces a variety of medical conditions through which comparative material medical will be explored.  These include ailments of the newborn, skin condition, childhood behavioral disorders, vertigo, arthritis, allergies and back pain.

  • Prerequisites:  Comparative Materia Medica DLI
Homeopathic Pharmacy DL101: 2 clock hours

This course teaches the basics of homeopathic pharmaceuticals.  This includes remedy preparation, mother tinctures, LM preparations, machines used in preparations and standards of the industry. 

  • Prerequisites:  None
Practice Preparation DL101:  4 clock hours

This course will explore the skills required for the successful  practice of acute care homeopathic medicine.  Phone based mentorship will be utilized. 

  • Prerequisites::  None
Practice Preparation DL201:  2 clock hours

This course will explore the skills required for the successful  practice of acute care homeopathic medicine.  Phone based mentorship will be utilized. 

  • Prerequisites::  Practice Preparation DLI

Department of Philosophy and History

This department offers courses that emphasize  basic fundamental principles on which the practice of homeopathic medicine is founded.  Included is a course in homeopathic history, designed to give students a context in which to ground their clinical studies. 

Philosophy and History DL101:   5 clock hours

This course teaches the basic foundation of homeopathic philosophy.  Concepts such as vital force, the  laws of healing and the Organon will be explored.  An overview of homeopathic history is also provided.

  • Prerequisites:  None

Department of Case Taking, Case Analysis and Repertory

This department offers courses that help students develop the requisite skills necessary to become a competent first aid and acute prescriber.  As a result of successfully completing coursework- repertory, case analysis, observation and perceptions skills will be developed. 

Case Taking, Case Analysis and Repertory DL101:  7 clock hours

This course provides a basic introduction to homeopathic case taking, case analysis and repertory. A review is made of different repertories including their relative strengths and weaknesses. 

  • Prerequisites:  None
Case Taking, Case Analysis and Repertory DL201:  3 clock hours

Building on Case Taking, Case Analysis and Repertory DL1, this course explores more in depth techniques of case taking and case analysis. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Taking, Case Analysis and Repertory DLI

Department of Research

This department offers courses that focus on the basic foundation to the principles of homeopathic research.  Students are taught how to access the homeopathic literature. 

Homeopathic Research DL101:  2 clock hours

This course provides an introduction to homeopathic proving research, clinical research and basic science research.  Proving methodologies will be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  None

Department of Clinical Training

This department provides courses that are  designed to put knowledge into practice.  They help students develop the necessary skills in patient care and management. Distance Learning courses focus on clinical skills necessary for first aid and acute prescribing.   

Clinical Training DL101:  9 clock hours

This course develops the skills  necessary for successful practice of homeopathic medicine.  Students study and analyze successfully treated paper cases as a method to develop their skills.  Observational skills will be developed. 

  • Prerequisites:  None
Clinical Training DL201:  15 clock hours

This course develops the skills  necessary for successful practice of homeopathic medicine.  Students study and analyze successfully treated video and paper cases as a method to develop their skills.  Observational skills will be developed. 

  • Prerequisites:  Clinical Training DL I