Pathology & Pharmacology
Susceptibility vs Pathogens
The current medical model of pathology defines disease as a state with distinctive symptoms usually induced by a pathogen, a protein, or some other chemical culprit. Most medical treatment are aimed at suppressing the symptoms, without addressing the deeper, immaterial cause.
The Life Force: the dynamic movement of life
It is the immaterial Vital Force or Life Force that is at the basis of both health and disease. The Life force that stimulates our adrenalin, increases our breathing, and contracts our muscles when we run or play, is the same force that causes heart attacks and the pain of arthritis, and creates our susceptibility to pathogens and disease states. Understanding this dynamic movement of life within our organism involves shifting from a materially-based (antiquated allopathic) model to a third millennia, quantum view.
The course will bring you through the various organ systems and their most common pathologies while teaching at the same time how to question the materialist view of disease.
Like other college level pathology courses, this course will explain the pathophysiological processes of disease development for various conditions, the stages of disease, their pathognomonic symptoms and the pharmacological approaches used in allopathic (current western) medicine. Through this course, you will learn the common medical language that will help communication with medical and other health care practitioners and provide a basis for the understanding of homeopathic case management of complex cases.
Unlike other courses, this Pathology & Pharmacology course follows a holistic, energetic model of health and assists the student to perceive the importance of treating an individual’s susceptibility to disease.
The Innovative combination of Pathology & Pharmacology
In addition to quantum considerations, leading edge research, and the deeper dimension of the life force and susceptibility; the innovative combination of Pharmacology with the study of Pathology facilitates the understanding of both subjects. The actions of pharmacological drugs are studied within the context of the disease symptoms they are meant to address. It is crucial for all health practitioners to know the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and how they can be alleviated with homeopathic care. It is also important to know the side affects of these drugs, so that the core homeopathic, naturopathic, or naturo-therapeutic treatment treat the individual rather than these side effects.
The innovative uniqueness of these courses can be attributed to the fact that they were designed and developed by Carla Marcelis, who is a MICH trained homeopathic practitioner with many years of clinical practice. She obtained her degree in Naturopathy in 1997, after previously having completed 6 years of medical training. She has taught Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition in homeopathic and naturopathic schools since 1999. While acting as a consultant for Health Canada run projects in the 1990s, she developed our specially designed pharmacology course for alternative practitioners.
Carla, who also leads the MICH homeopathic missions to Honduras, generously shares her wealth of knowledge and years of practical clinical experience with her students, as they share the fascinating exploration of the human organism.
Carla Marcelis teaches this course in collaboration with Judyann McNamara so that together, they bring to life the many dimensions of the living body. This is a fully accredited course required by most alternative and complementary professional associations.
This course can be taken as a stand alone course by anyone needing human health sciences to fulfill professional requirements or for personal interest, and incorporates Anatomy and Physiology for those who do not have that background or would like a review as they learn the pathologies. It is offered in a guided home study format with tutoring to easily accommodate busy schedules and people from out of town. The basic principles are integrated through self-tests, research projects and on-line discussions. All our courses provide CEUs (Continuing Education University & Professional Credits accredited by SOFEDUC).
• Online self study course
• Sixteen units with quizzes and a final exam
• Holistic Integration exercises to shift your paradigm
• LIVE webinar facilitations with student participation
• Online classroom for student-teacher and student-student discussions/questions
• Start anytime you want (no fixed start date for this class)
• Included in the Foundation Courses Package
• Open to the public
• Anatomy & Physiology or permission from the teacher (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about an exemption from Anatomy & Physiology)
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
• 26 CEUs (260 credits)
• Carla Marcelis DHom, N.D.
• Judyann McNamara DHom, ND
N.B. If you are enrolled in the 2016 Diploma Program, this course will be integrated with Anatomy and Physiology and offered to you in the Fall of 2017.