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New Homeopathic College UK

Hi All,

There is a new homeopathic college called the Oxford College of Classical Homeopathy (OCCH). I thought this information would be of interest to those in UK who wish to study classical homeopathy. Especially since there are so few good colleges around!

Their link is worldwideweb dot occh dot co dot uk

If you do a google search - type in homeopathy course and their link comes up on the right side with 'occh' in the web address.

When you click on their link - have a look at the Prospectus.
They offer a Licentiate course. It takes place over a period of three years - part-time. There is an option to do the first year by correspondence.
The course fee is all-inclusive and covers the full cost of the course, administration, clinical training, supervision, student clinic, first-aid training and qualification, and seminars.
The only costs not covered are personal copies of text books and student insurance. (The student registration fee is paid for you).
The course fees are fixed for the duration of your 3 year course (fees won't go up once you're part way through the course).

Here is a brief outline:

* 3 year/45 weekend part-time course
* Philosophy seminars (with Sheilagh Creasy)
* Student Clinic/Live Patients (2nd/3rd year)
* Materia Medica
* Supervision of cases
* HSE First Aid qualification (recognised by insurance companies)
* Anatomy & Physiology
* Pathology & Disease
* Professional tuition in business practice
* Comprehensive preparation for registration

Practically speaking - one would attend the college for 45 weekends over a 3 year period (it breaks down to 15 weekends each scholastic year - approx 3 weeks apart). During study-weekends there will be formal lectures, debates, seminars, along with clinics (2nd/3rd yr students), and workshops. Each subject is presented in a different format to enable students to learn easily and at their own pace.

Anatomy & Physiology is completed in the 1st year, while Pathology & Disease is finished in the 2nd year. Insurance comes in the second year along with a first aid certificate.

In between the study-weekends - students are given set texts to read, or set a task to research -- all with the aim to augment what has been taught AND to prepare for the subsequent study-weekend/s.

Personally, I wish this course had been available when I first started studying. I think it's one of the best courses available for people in UK. They have set this course up from a student's perspective -- making it stress-free!!

If anyone decides to attend - please let me know how it goes -- how you find things.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Lisa Annan
  Lisa007 on 2006-12-14
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Is the course fully recognised by the Society of Homeopaths?

Important to know.
carlotta last decade
is this an advert???
erika last decade
I'm a homeopath myself, and I moderate various forums at Otherhealth, and am a member of Hpathy as well. I thought people in UK would be very happy to learn of the formation of this new college.
So, no - this is not an advert - it's me sharing what I've just found out about it.

Yes, the college will be fully recognised by the Society of Homeopaths. Once the first graduating class is graduated - the CMA and the Institute of Complimentary Practitioners along with the Society of Homeopaths will have it as a recommended college.

Sheilagh Creasy is behind the cirriculum - along with a staff who're all registered with the Society of Homepaths.

If you know much about the 'registration' changes coming in UK - you'll know that there are big changes coming that will affect many. Not many colleges will be able to produce students who will automatically be included on a register. And some of them won't be able to meet the requirments to get onto a register. The requirements are getting very strict and this college exceeds the requirements.

I hope this answers your questions.
Lisa007 last decade
The whole course takes 45 weekends, which is 90 days in total. Over 3 years, it is 15 weekends per year, or about one weekend each three weeks. How does this compare to, say, the amount of time required to complete a standard university course over the same time span?
ZepOz last decade
And for your 15 weekends per year, you will be paying 3,284 UK pounds. That is, just over 200 pounds per weekend. Or 10,000 UK pounds for the whole course.
ZepOz last decade
Attendance at the college takes place over the 45 weekends. This is because it is structured as a part-time course. There is further study between the weekends.

It is also Licentiate course. Not just a basic Diploma.

Furthermore, the course fees include:
Anatomy & Physiology
Pathology & Disease
HSE First Aid training & qualification
Clinic (with live Patients)
Case Supervision
Comprehensive training in Business Practice.

If you want a cursory course on Homeopathy - I'm sure you can find one - and they aren't so 'cheap'. But it won't include A&P, P&D, First-Aid Training + Certificate - and it certainly won't include Live Clinics or any Case Supervision.

It also won't be tailored to each and every student --- which this course will be. If anyone wants to know more - contact the College -- because I have (to find out more) and I was very impressed with the whole package. I haven't seen another course structure quite like this.
Lisa007 last decade
Purely for point of comparison, many different certified and tailored courses in First Aid are provided by the St Johns organisation world-wide. They cost less than 150 UK pounds for the whole course, run part-time or full-time, and they are available in many locations starting many times per month throughout the year. St Johns have a sterling reputation for providing current and practical First Aid Training.

ZepOz last decade
To put the OCCH fees into perspective:

Most A&P and P&D courses cost around 500 pounds each - not including books. No other homeopathy course includes these two required sciences/courses in their fees.

No other homeopathic course includes First Aid Training and qualification/certification (that's insurance recognised at that) either.

No other homeopathic course includes Live Clinic without an extra fee somewhere along the line.

No other homeopathic course includes Case Supervision.

No other homeopathic course prepares you for registration (i.e. ALL the required cases for registration will be done so when you graduate - you go straight into being registered and that means straight into practice)
And no other homeopathic course pays for your the student registration fee (it's all included in this course).

You said the course is 3284 pounds. The fees are 2710 per annum - plus VAT. I bring this up, because another aspect which is included in the course - is business practice; part of which will show students how to get their VAT refunded(!).

Anyway, this is what I've sussed out about this course -- hope it's of some help to those in UK who are looking for a comprehensive course on Homeopathy.
Lisa007 last decade

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