Course at a glance
Homeopathy is a popular form of holistic medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
It 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. The similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the information it needs to complete its healing work.
This course is for anyone who has an interest in homeopathic remedies or for those who aspire to practise homeopathy.
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Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma Entry Requirements
All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol onto our Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma courses.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
Approximately 20 hours per unit.
Optional coursework and final examination.
Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.
Quality Licence Scheme
This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma Unit 1: The history and origins of homeopathy
This unit explores 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.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma Unit 2: Essential anatomy and physiology. Part 1
This unit focuses on 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. In this part, the cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems are studied.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma 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.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma 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.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma Unit 5: Homeopathic remedies
In this unit, students gain the opportunity to 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. The dosage and potency levels are explained, as are the efficient storage and dispensing of remedies.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma 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.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma 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.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma 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. Integrated within each ailment are symptoms and assessment indications when preparing and prescribing remedies.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma Unit 9: Prescribing guidelines and contraindications
This unit provides students with an opportunity to examine guidelines for homeopathic practice and application of remedies, and also encourages them to consider the wider implications of prescribing.
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.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma Unit 10: Case histories and symptom assessment
This unit focuses 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.
This Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Homeopathy Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.
Further information on our Level 4 Diplomas can be found here: https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/courses/accredited-level-4-diplomas/