Unit description

Introduces students to the origins, theory and practice of homeopathy. Students will learn methods and approaches for analysing simple acute case histories and selecting homeopathic remedies. Critical analysis of the materia medica for acute cases will commence.

Unit content

  • Introduction to homeopathy
  • Homeopathic principles and the associated research
  • Homeopathic methodology
  • Introduction to homeopathic repertorising
  • Critical analysis of homeopathy in general and of specific homeopathic remedies
  • Study of Materia medica
  • Acute and constitutional concepts of prescribing
  • Treatment of emergencies and acute conditions
  • Introduction to contemporary schools of homeopathic practice

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Vithoulkas, G, 2005, The science of homoeopathy, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hour (12 weeks)
Case study20%
Exam: closed book40%

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Fee information


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