The Irish School of Homeopathy
The Irish School of Homeopathy
47 Ratoath Estate,
Principal: Angie Murphy
Type of Course:
Four Year Part-Time professional training course
One day workshops
Home Prescriber’s Course-six days
Post Graduate Courses
€2,800 per year for the professional training course
A good standard of education and attendance at an interview. We also recommend that applicants attend one of our one-day workshops prior to the course. The fee for the workshop is refunded if the applicant joins the professional training course. The majority of our students have at least the equivalent of A Level education. Many of our students have primary degrees from University or other Third Level Institutions.
Time commitment for each of the following: (contact time, study time and clinical training)
11 weekends a year from September to June from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Attendance at a weekly study group, usually one evening for 2 hours and 15 hours per week home study. The clinical training is incorporated into the weekend programme.
What facilities does your college offer:
The School is based in Milltown Park College in Dublin and Brú Columbanus in Cork and both venues have full college facilities both in terms of lecture rooms, car-parking, canteen facilities etc. We also have a comprehensive lending library for students. We provide monthly tutorials with experienced homeopaths/tutors outside of the teaching weekends to support students. In third and fourth year students have one to one supervision with experienced homeopaths/supervisors. There are also two residential weekends for personal development included in the course, these happen between second and third year. We also provide modules on nutrition and lifestyle as part of the course.
What are your term dates/college weekends:
October 2018 – June 2019 – Contact us directly for more details
How can prospective students find out more about your course before committing to study with you?
Information for all of our courses is on our website www.ish.ie and we can be contacted Monday to Friday on 00353-1-8386737 or text us at 00353-86-1996556.
What do you consider to be the main strengths of your course?
Our course is fully accredited. The programme is very well thought out and leads applicants step-by-step to professional practice. We are very good at supporting students throughout the course. Each year has its own tutor as well as study group tutors and individual supervisors in third and fourth years. We have a large variety of experienced teachers from both home and overseas. Our students are all mature students and we very much value the life experience that they bring to the course.
What different learning styles are offered and how are they supported?
We recognise that individuals have different learning styles. Each lecture is taught combining visual, auditory, small group work, handouts etc. We support people with particular learning needs on an individual basis and design material to suit them.
How is clinical training delivered and when do students start to see patients?
Clinical training begins in second year with students observing homeopaths taking and managing cases. This is done in small study groups. In third and fourth year there is a teaching clinic in the School. The patient is in one room with the clinic tutor and three students, the rest of the class observe the case-taking via video-link. Each member of the class will be the main case-taker at some stage in their training.
How are students supported during their training and beyond?
The students have a year tutor in each year and individual supervisor in third and fourth year. They also have the support of the administration team during normal office hours Monday to Friday each week all year round.
How do students develop the skills to balance and maintain their own health and wellbeing, whilst functioning as an effective practitioner?
The students are taught to be self-reflective practitioners from day one of the course. They have individual reviews twice yearly with their year tutor. There is a big emphasis on personal development and residential weekends are built into the programme. Part of their supervision will focus on self-management and care as well as on case and case management.
How is progress assessed?
The students have a monthly assignment as well as end of year projects. They also have a twice yearly review with their year tutor. In third and fourth year they present cases which they have seen under supervision. In fourth year they present a portfolio of cases and attend a final interview/assessment with members of the School’s Board together with an External Examiner.
How are your teachers supported and enabled to teach well?
We have meetings with our teachers both as a group and also individually. We have an administration team to support them with any needs they may have. We provide in-service training days as needed. We have a very good relationship with all of our teachers and many of them are in fact graduates of the School. The School also ensures that each teacher has access to any teaching aids they may need on a given weekend.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The Irish School of Homeopathy is over twenty five years old and we are very proud of that fact. We are committed to all of our students, graduates and teachers and work hard to ensure that all we do is of the highest quality. We also value our relationships with visiting lecturers from the U.K. and abroad and this adds very much to our programme.