Contemporary College of Homeopathy
Contemporary College of Homeopathy
7 The Avenue;
Email: Via the website.
Phone-number: 01275 877 083
Principal: Mike Bridger
Type of Course:
Weekend intro courses; one year foundation course (part time) four year professional training course (part time).
Weekend intro courses vary. 1 year course: £1,999. 4 year professional training course: £1,999 per year.
Experience and enthusiasm for the subject. Interview required and attendance of a college open day.
Time commitment for each of the following: (contact time, study time and clinical training)
This varies from student to student and from year to year. Attendance for the college course must be 80% minimum. This is 8 weekends out of the contact study weekends (currently one weekend a month for ten months of each academic year.)
What facilities does your college offer:
We offer an on-site teaching clinic for year three and year four students. There is a library and full technological equipment. There is a café and restaurant. Close proximity to the village of Clifton and fresh air walking on the downs opposite.
What are your term dates/college weekends:
October 2018 – July 2019 – Contact us directly for more details
What do you consider to be the main strengths of your course?
It provides the practical tools to treat patients with confidence and offers the recourses to provide students with the ability to set up their own practice. The course is empowering and meets the individual students at their own level. The small groups and individualised interaction between staff and students mean that the individual student will discover their own strengths and weakness in a safe and positive environment. The process from theoretical and information based learning to the vocational training from year three onwards (The teaching clinic) means that the student is ready to run their own practice from day one after their graduation. Above all, the course is dynamic and as far as possible we make sure that learning is fun so that the learning is easy and not a chore.
What different learning styles are offered and how are they supported?
There are formal lectures to attend as well as home-study. There is the peer group work and interactive workshops that take place with the college teaching weekend/ Tutorials are available as groups of students as well as on an individual basis. Video and power points are just some of the methods used at the college to enhance the students experience.
How is clinical training delivered and when do students start to see patients?
Students will see video cases of patients from year one. Students who are confident enough can see their own patients on the strict understanding that they are supervised by a qualified and approved practitioner. The third year students attend the teaching clinic and are observers of the clinic cases and are expected to work as a team with year four in the group discussions about the appropriate treatment for the patient. The patients are ‘live’ and the appointments are transmitted via video to the student group. Year four are the active practitioners in the clinic and are responsible for the case taking of the patients. The clinic is supervised by a senior clinician who guides the treatment .choice of remedy and general advice.
How are students supported during their training and beyond?
The individualised nature of the education at CCH and the small size of the college make interaction easy and any student who needs support will find it from any one of our staff. For graduates the college runs a postgraduate course (see ‘The Orion Course’ described on the website) as well as monthly supervision sessions for all student and graduates who wish to attend.
How do students develop the skills to balance and maintain their own health and wellbeing, whilst functioning as an effective practitioner?
This is very general and obviously will depend on the individual student. The study of the subject will influence the student by a process of osmosis into taking responsibility for their own health and well being. We have implied that the learning at CCH is fun and this is true of how we encourage our students to be in practice. Treating patients is a two way process where the work is rewarding and mentally and emotionally ‘nutritional’ for the practitioner as well as the patient. Homeopathy in the end is not just a subject but a life style.
How is progress assessed?
Progress is assessed in various ways from formal procedures to the informal. For further details contact the college.
How are your teachers supported and enabled to teach well?
There is a clear vision within the college about what needs to be taught and why. Within this framework, teachers are able to work within their particular skills and promote their individual approach to the practice of homeopathy with a clear understanding of the college as a whole. The teaching staff are friends as well as colleagues and share the same ethos of what the college is about.