Research in Homeopathy
“The supportive staff is excellent – and the students themselves, with their myriad of backgrounds, interests, talents and expertise, form a vibrant community that together push the boundaries of what is possible in homeopathic healing”
Caia Hagel, Journalist, Creative Director
What can you trust on the Internet?
How can you effectively and objectively evaluate research claims and conclusions? What sources can you rely on for your practice or understanding?
In today’s world of information overload, the internet is an amalgam of truths and fallacies, of facts and fiction. There is false research, and many false claims that are published as if they were true. It is crucial that every health care provider be able to discern and evaluate information.
Homeopathy is Empirical and a Well Researched Science
Few people realize that Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of modern homeopathy, was a pioneer in double blind studies, and the use of placebos. He was the first medical doctor to publish empirically based research on a large scale, and the first to define a system of treatment that was totally empirically based.
Unlike allopathy, homeopathy trials involve healthy individuals, usually the medical doctors themselves. The resulting conclusions are based on solid, empirical evidence.
Learn with an Expert
Carla Marcelis 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 also runs the Chagas Research project in the homeopathic clinic in Honduras.
Carla has written many reports and acted as a consultant for Health Canada run projects for many years. This coupled with her clinical experience, medical research experience, medical background and solid foundation in science provide her with rich expertise in how to critically assess scientific literature.
Learn the Principles of Assessment and Stimulate Sound Critical Thinking
The objective of this course is to introduce methodological principles of research and stimulate thinking about research evidence and how to apply information from research in clinical decision making. In taking this course, you will:
Obtain skills to understand, participate in and critically evaluate research;
Identify various research methods with special reference to the development of homeopathy;
Understand general concepts of the research process, including design and analysis;
Critically evaluate existing concepts of homeopathic provings methodology (Hahnemanian provings, dream provings, meditation provings, seminar provings);
Critically appraise the advantages and limitations of the various proving methodologies;
Critically evaluate research in homeopathy (Fundamental research, Clinical research, Practical research);
Apply knowledge of general research concepts to selected articles and websites;
Apply critical assessment skills of weighing the strengths and weaknesses of a research report, published article or website;
Acquire information from research literature and apply to clinical practice;
To develop a research based attitude to the homeopathic practice.
• Online self study course
• Nine units with quizzes
• 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
• Required course for the double diploma program
• No pre-requisites required
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
• 4 CEU’s (42credits)
• Carla Marcelis DHom, N.D.