Practitioner Program Course Descriptions

Overview

The AMCH courses fall under seven departments:  Materia  Medica, Philosophy and History, Case taking Case Analysis and Repertory, Research, Clinical Training, Humanistic Studies and Practice Preparation.  The courses are numbered by year and quarter (e.g. 203 is the third quarter of the second year).

Department of Materia Medica and Therapeutics

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 101:  28 hours

This is the first of a four part series on homeopathic materia medica.  The concept of materia medica and the types of material medicas will be explored.  Strategies for learning materia medica will be explored.  The mineral kingdom will be introduced along with some of the most basic of the mineral remedies (Sulphates, Acids, Carbon remedies and Gases).   Comparative Materia Medica will  be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 102:  35 hours

This is the second of a four part series on homeopathic materia medica. Basic mineral remedies will be explored including the Halogens, Nitrates, Natrum's and Kali's.  Comparative Materia Medica will be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 103:  31.5 hours

This is the third of a four part series on homeopathic materia medica. Mineral remedies will be explored including the Calcarea's, Magnesia's, Strontium's, Baryta's, Phosphates, Selenium and Silica.  Comparative Materia Medica will be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101, 102
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 104:  21 hours

This is the last of a four part series on homeopathic materia medica. Mineral remedies will be explored including the Metals and Complex Minerals.  Comparative Materia Medica will also be explored.  

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-103
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Materia Medica 201:  21 hours

This is the first of a four part series introducing the plant kingdom.  There will be a basic overview of the plant kingdom followed by an in depth review of  Primitive Plants, Lilianae,  Fungi, Papaveraceae, Coniferae and Ranunculaceae Anemonae. Comparative Materia Medica will also be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Materia Medica 202:  28 hours

This is a second of a four part series on the plant kingdom.  There will be a focus on Ranunculaceae Helleborae, Menispermiaceae, Solanaceae and Drug Remedies. Comparative Materia Medica will also be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104, 201
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 203:  28 hours

This is the third of a four part series on the materia medica of the plant kingdom.  Plant families studied include the Compositae, Anacardiaceae, Umbelliferae, Loganaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Araceae, and Zygophylaceae. Comparative Materia Medica will also be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104: 201-202
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 204:  28 hours

This is the last of a four part series on the materia medica of the plant kingdom.  Many of the smaller plant families will be studied.  Comparative materia medica will also be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104; 201-203
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 301: 28 hours

This is the first of a four part series on the materia medica of the animal kingdom.  It includes an overview to the animal remedies.  Animal remedies studied include the Sea Animals, Insects, Amphibians, Spiders and Snakes. Comparative Materia Medica will also be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104; 201-204
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 302:  31.5 hours

This is the second of a four part series on the material medica of the animal kingdom.  Animal remedies studies include the Birds and Mammal Remedies. Comparative Materia Medica will also be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104; 201-204; 301
  •  Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 303:  24.5 hours

This is the third of a four part series on materia medica.  Remedies studies include  the nosodes, sarcodes and imponderabilia remedies.  There will be a more extensive series on comparative material medica. 

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104; 201-204; 301-302
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Materia Medica 304:  24.5 hours

This is the last of a four part series on materia medica.  This segment will be devoted to comparative material medica.

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104; 201-204; 301-303
  • Quarter Credits: 3
Case Management 302:  21 hours

This class will explore the fundamental concepts underlying case management in homeopathic practice. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case taking 201; Case Analysis 202; Case Taking/Case Analysis 301
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Case Management 303:  21 hours

This class will explore the fundamental concepts underlying case management in homeopathic practice. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case taking 201; Case Analysis 202; Case Taking/Case Analysis 301
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Preparation for Practice 301:  24.5 hours

This is the first of a two-part class which is designed to smooth the student's path into a successful  practice.  Business and marketing skills will be taught as well as the creation of an effective business plan.

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Preparation for Practice 304:  14 hours

This is the second of a two-part class which is designed to smooth the student's path into a successful  practice.  Business and marketing skills will be taught as well as the creation of an effective business plan.

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 1

Department of Philosophy and History

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

Philosophy 101:  27.5 hours

This is the first of a eight part series of courses focusing on fundamental Hahnemannian Philosophy as explored through the Organon.  The concepts of vital force and energy medicine will be explored in depth. 

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 2
History 101: 10.5 hours

This is the first of a two part series on the history of homeopathy.  This section will explore pre-Hahnemannian and Hahnemannian history

  • Prerequisites:  None 
  • Quarter Credits: 1
History 102: 10.5 hours

This is the second of a two part series on the history of homeopathy.  This section will explore post-Hahnemannian history.  The emphasis will be on the development, growth and eventual decline of homeopathy in the United States.  There also will be an exploration of homeopathy in the world today. 

  • Prerequisites: History 101
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Philosophy 102:  17.5 hours

This is the second of an eight part series of courses focusing on fundamental Hahnemannian Philosophy as explored through the Organon. Early Hahnemannian history will also be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  Philosophy and History 101
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Philosophy 103:  21.5 hours

This is the third of an eight part series of courses focusing on basic Hahnemannian Philosophy as explored through the Organon.  Concepts such as vital force will be further explored. 

  • Prerequisites:: Philosophy and History 101-102
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Philosophy 104:  10.5 hours

This is the 4th of a eight part series of courses focusing on basic Hahnemannian Philosophy as explored through the Organon.  Hahnemann’s later life will be studied. 

  • Prerequisites:  Philosophy and History 101-103
  • Quarter Credits: 1

Department of Case Taking, Case Analysis and Repertory

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

Repertory 103: 10.5 hours

This is the first of a two part series on the  repertory.  It provides an overview to the repertory and repertorization concepts. 

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Developing the Capacity to Observe 103: 21 hrs

This course is the first of two parts that focuses on developing observational skills.

  • Prerequisites: Philosophy 101-102
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Repertory 104:  10.5 hours

This is the second in a two part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Mind and Generalities sections of Kent's Repertory. 

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Developing the Capacity to Observe 104: 14 hrs

This course is the first of two parts that focuses on developing observational skills.

  • Prerequisites: Philosophy 101-102; Developing the Capacity to Observe 103
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 201:  10.5 hours

This is the first in a four part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Vertigo, Head, Eye and Ear sections of the Repertory.  The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 202:  10.5 hours

This is the second in a four part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Nose, Face, Mouth, Teeth and Throat sections of the Repertory. The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Developing the Capacity to Perceive 202: 10.5 hrs

This course is the first of three parts that focuses on developing perceptual skills.

  • Prerequisites: Philosophy 101-102
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 203:  10.5 hours

This is the third in a four part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the External neck, Stomach, Abdomen, Rectum and Stool sections of the Repertory. The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Developing the Capacity to Perceive 203: 10.5 hrs

This course is the second of three parts that focuses on developing perceptual skills.

  • Prerequisites: Philosophy 101-102
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 204:  10.5 hours

This is the fourth in a four part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Urinary Sections, Male, Female, Larynx and trachea sections of the Repertory. The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Developing the Capacity to Perceive 204: 10.5 hrs

This course is the last of three parts that focuses on developing perceptual skills.

  • Prerequisites: Philosophy 101-102
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 301:  10.5 hours

This is the first in a three part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Respiratory, Cough, Chest, Back and Extremities sections of the Repertory. The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 302:  10.5 hours

This is the second in a three part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Sleep, Perspiration, Fever, Chill and Skin sections of the Repertory. The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Repertory 303:  7 hours

This is the last of a three part series on the repertory.  It provides an in depth exploration of the Sleep, Perspiration, Fever, Chill and Skin sections of the Repertory. The material will be related to anatomical and physiological concepts.

  • Prerequisites: Repertory 101-102; Anatomy 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 1
Case Taking 201:  10.5 hours

This class explores basic approaches to case taking. A variety of techniques will be explored.

  • Prerequisites:  Developing the Capacity to Observe 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Case Taking/Case Analysis 202: 24 hours

This class explores basic approaches to case analysis. Students will learn to evaluate the strength of the vital force and the center of gravity of a case.   A variety of methodologies will be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  Developing the Capacity to Observe: 101-104; Case Taking 201; Developing the Capacity to Perceive 201
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Case Analysis 203: 14 hours

This class explores basic approaches to case analysis. Students will learn to evaluate the strength of the vital force and the center of gravity of a case.   A variety of methodologies will be explored. 

  • Prerequisites:  Developing the Capacity to Observe: 101-104; Case Taking 201, 202; Developing the Capacity to Perceive 201
  • Quarter Credits: 1

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 literature and to develop research attitudes consistent with critical thinking. 

Evidence Based Homeopathic Practice R304: 17.5 hours

This course provides an introduction to research statistics, epidemiology, literature searching and literature review.   

  • Prerequisites:  Materia Medica 101-104; Materia Medica 201-204; Materia Medica 301-304; Philosophy 101-104; Philosophy 201; Philosophy 301; Repertory 101-104, 201-204, 301-304; Introduction to Homeopathic Research 204
  • Quarter Credits: 2

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.  Clinical training occurs throughout the curriculum, commencing in the first week of studies.  Students are gradually given increasing independence in their clinical work so that by the time of graduation, they are fully prepared for clinical practice. 

Acute Care 101:  21 hours

This course is the first of a two part series designed to help students learn about acute care homeopathy and acute care prescribing.  Case taking skills will be developed.

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Acute Care 102:  21 hours

This course is the first of a two part series designed to help students learn about acute care homeopathy and acute care prescribing.  Case taking skills will be developed.

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Mentorship 101-104:  12 hours

This is a clinical experience where the student meets in a small group setting with a mentor.

  • Prerequisites:  Mentorship 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: .4
Case Based Learning 104: 28 hours

This is a problem based learning course focusing on the development of clinical skills. 

  • Prerequisites: Materia Medica 101-103; Repertory 103
  • Quarter Credits: 1.5
Clinical Training 201:  24 hours

This course is the first of a four part series designed to introduce students to case taking and case analysis in a clinical setting.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a close circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: .7
Clinical Training 202:  24 hours

This course is the second of a four part series designed to introduce students to case taking and case analysis in a clinical setting.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a close circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201
  • Quarter Credits: .7
Clinical Training 203:  24 hours

This course is the third of a four part series designed to introduce students to case taking and case analysis in a clinical setting.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a close circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-202
  • Quarter Credits: .7
Clinical Training 204:  24 hours

This course is the last of a four part series designed to introduce students to case taking and case analysis in a clinical setting.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a close circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-203
  • Quarter Credits: .7
Homeopathic Pharmacy 204: 21 hours

This course develops skills in homeopathic pharmacy.  Students will be making homeopathic medicines and participating in a shift in the AMCH Homeopathic Medicinary.

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Mentorship 201-204:  12 hours

This is a clinical experience where the student meets in a small group setting with a mentor.

  • Prerequisites:  Mentorship 101-104
  • Quarter Credits: .4
Clinical Training 301:  48 hours

This course is the first of a four part series designed to introduce students to case management and more advanced case taking and case analysis.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a closed circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time.  Students must either register as a homeopathic medical assistant or be licensed as a homeopathic practitioner to participate. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-204
  • Quarter Credits: 1.3
Clinical Training 302:  48 hours

This course is the second of a four part series designed to introduce students to case management and more advanced case taking and case analysis.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a closed circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. Students must either register as a homeopathic medical assistant or be licensed as a homeopathic practitioner to participate.

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-301
  • Quarter Credits: 1.3
Clinical Training 303:  48 hours

This course is the third of a four part series designed to introduce students to case management and more advanced case taking and case analysis.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a closed circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. Students must either register as a homeopathic medical assistant or be licensed as a homeopathic practitioner to participate.

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-302
  • Quarter Credits: 1.3
Clinical Training 304:  48 hours

This course is the last of a four part series designed to introduce students to case management and more advanced case taking and case analysis.  Each student will be taking cases with the instructor while watched by a small group of students using a closed circuit TV.  Cases will be followed clinically over time. Students must either register as a homeopathic medical assistant or be licensed as a homeopathic practitioner to participate.

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-303
  • Quarter Credits: 1.3
Supervision 301-304:  32 hours

This is a clinical experience where the student takes cases independently and then receives ongoing supervision after the case is taken. 

  • Prerequisites:  Case Observation 101-104; Philosophy 101-104; Materia Medica 101-104; Clinical Training 201-204; Clinical Training 301-304
  • Quarter Credits: .7
Mentorship 301-304:  12 hours

This is a clinical experience where the student meets in a small group setting with a mentor.

  • Prerequisites:  Mentorship 101-104; Mentorship 201-204
  • Quarter Credits: .4

Department of Humanism

Ethics 304:  21 hours

This course introduces basic concepts of homeopathic ethics and provides the philosophical and theoretical foundations to critically examine ethical issues in medical practice.  The elements of ethical decisions are evaluated in light of legal, moral, spiritual, religious and economic perspectives.  Class format will be primarily discussion accompanied by readings. 

  • Prerequisites:  Philosophy 101-104; Philosophy 201; Philosophy 301; History 101-102
  • Quarter Credits: 2
Graduation:  3 hours