School of Shamanic Homoeopathy
School of Shamanic Homoeopathy
102 Chaplin Road,
Phone-Number: 01275 877 083
Principal: Yubraj Sharma
Member of the HCPF
Type of Course:
Part-time – 4 years attendance based, 10 weekend classes per year.
Current annual fee is £1,400, hence 4 years of £1,400 = £5,600
What other expenses are to be expected?
Purchase of printed books, comb-bound course notes, approx cost £150.
Basic school education, English literacy as a minimum. Adequate references provided on application form. An interest in, and/or prior training or basic education in health sciences is recommended.
Time commitment for each of the following: (contact time, study time and clinical training)
Attendance of 10 weekend classes for 4 years. Clinical training hours within portfolio of 100 hours over the course programme, which can be a mixture of college clinics attended, sit-in sessions during homoeopathic consultations with mentors/tutors, and supervised/mentored clinical cases. Completion of homework and assignments as continuous assessment.
What facilities does your college offer:
Classroom facilities, lecture equipment, own premises held under long leasehold.
I.T. support with computerised repertory (Radar)
College reference library
College in-house pharmacy
Access to teaching (field trips) to Kew Gardens, Chelsea Physic Gardens, Hunterian museum, Natural History museum.
How can prospective students find out more about your course before committing to study with you?
Attendance is possible during one of the current academic year classes to sample a class and discuss with tutor and other students.
Email the college to receive an application pack with the brochure, timetable and introductory letter.
What are your term dates/college weekends:
October 2018 – July 2019 – Contact us directly for more details
To download a prospectus click here – Shamanic Homoeopathy brochure
What do you consider to be the main strengths of your course?
The course provides training in homoeopathy fulfilling the National Occupancy Standards, and also includes modules in ancillary subjects such as herbalism, flower essences, healing/meditation, Traditional Chinese medicine principles and Anthroposophical medicine. Hence graduates have a breadth of training.
The course has a strong focus on personal development, and the syllabus includes a number of topics on Spirituality. The college has received ‘Quality Assured Status’ from the Homoeopathic Course Provider’s Forum (HCPF).
What different learning styles are offered and how are they supported?
Students with differing approaches to learning are supported, with a mix of visual teaching, lectures, small group learning, peer-based learning, self-assessment, developing mind-maps, practical training in pharmacy, healing and case-taking.
How is clinical training delivered and when do students start to see patients?
Clinical training is provided in a number of ways. Patients are seen individually and as part of a class group in college clinics, usually during the weekend classes. Each student is able to develop a clinical portfolio with their cases, and receive mentoring/supervision for their cases. There are learning resources of case histories, clinical slideshows for class-room training. Students also take part in peer-based case taking. Clinical training begins within the 1st year.
How are students supported during their training and beyond?
There is an emphasis on self-reflection, personal growth and meditation practice, including spiritual/meditative and healing exercises during classes. Feedback, support and tutor-led insights are provided to enable the students’ personal development throughout the course programme. Graduates may continue to attend post-graduate classes (currently 6 to 8 seminars per academic year), and also receive email mentoring support for their clinical cases.
How do students develop the skills to balance and maintain their own health and wellbeing, whilst functioning as an effective practitioner?
There is a module on Ethics, Business skills. Students are encouraged to keep a personal portfolio to track their personal development over the course. Students are able to obtain homoeopathic support through the college pharmacy, and through peer-based case taking also receive a homoeopathic consultation and treatment plan. Email and telephone support is available between classes. Where necessary, students may take time off the course (e.g. during critical life events, illness etc) and return to the course from the equivalent point of the programme they had left.
How is progress assessed?
A mix of continuous assessment (homework, assignment, classroom short assessments), self-reflective assessment and a final graduation assessment based on providing five long clinical cases, 30 short clinical cases, and completing a written exam.
How are your teachers supported and enabled to teach well?
Through their own homoeopathic training, ongoing continuing professional development, inclusion and adoption of the ethos of the Homoeopathic Course Provider’s Forum and recognition within the industry as competent registered homoeopaths. Tutors are all active homoeopathic practitioners. The Principal is also a medical doctor as well as a homoeopath.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The next 1st year intake is scheduled for September 2016 rather than 2015 due to writing commitments and a focus on a major refurbishment project within the college premises.