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Library

The School operates a small library. Students may borrow any book or books from the stock and may hold that book for study as long as they need it or until another student requests it. New Library books are purchased several times a year.

There is a 20-euro charge for joining the scheme to cover the cost of any books that might be damaged or lost. If no books are damaged or lost this 20-euro will be refunded when the student graduates.

Book sales

The School has an arrangement with a specialist homoeopathy bookseller who attends frequently at our weekend seminars to sell and exhibit homoeopathic and other relevant publications.

Social Activities

Social contact between students and with staff is desirable but difficult on a part time course.
School supported events are:

  • Monthly meeting between staff and students at a local hostelry close to the University campus
  • Christmas party organised by student entertainment committee
  • End of year picnic.

Lectures and Seminars – Continued Professional Development (CPD)

The continued development of feedback between staff and students seems to be encouraging reflection and action.

At ICHM we continue to support our students after they graduate. We recognise that new homoeopaths and indeed those that have been in practise for many years, need to continue their homoeopathic learning and personal development. Our Principal and Core Team are available for advice, supervision and support to all Graduates that request it. All Graduates are kept in touch with latest ICHM developments through regular e-mails, newsletters, our website and the post.

We run a series of CPD events during the year, ranging from peer supervision to workshops, lectures and special seminars. The program is not cast in stone and we consult with Graduates to identify what their CPD needs are.

Recent CPD events have included:

  • Cases workshop with Miranda Castro
  • Cancer Seminar with Ann Saunders
  • Men’s Health workshop & Peer supervision with Mo Morrish
  • Köpa Melatonin with Dr Backhaus
  • Alternative Prescribing Methods Lecture with Anthony Bickley
  • Acute Illness, it’s principles & management Seminar with Dr F Master

Requirements, Qualifications and Graduation

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Entry Requirements

The minimum educational requirement for entry on to the course for school leavers is Leaving Certificate with minimum requirement of grade ‘c’ or better on three higher level subjects or the equivalent. This requirement is waived for students over the age of 25 but they will need to convince the College of their ability to apply themselves to consistent study and hard work to the level of a first university degree.

Applicants must have an inquiring mind and be interested in people and the world in which we live. They must be respectful of individuality and diversity and be able to show themselves as far as possible free of any form of prejudice. Applicants should be comfortable with people on a one-to-one basis and non-confrontational in their behaviour.

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Communication & Professional Development

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Communication

The ICHM is well known for its open, easy and friendly communication channels.

Most staff and students have access to the internet, which allows easy dissemination of information and swift responses to questions/queries.

There is also a student website with student documents available to download, and various yeargroups have set up e-mail groups between themselves.

Twice a year staff and students are issued with updated address, telephone and e-mail lists of all staff/students and graduates at the college. This list is confidential to student members and staff of the ICHM.

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Supervised Clinical Training & Student Clinic

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Supervised Clinical Training

This process begins in the third year of studies when the competent student will be offered Student Clinical Membership, under supervision and with the necessary insurance (subject to ICHM approval). It comprises case-taking and analysis of real cases, either in the School clinic or elsewhere, by the student who, after working on the case, consults with a supervisor as to the proper treatment for the case.

The student is then able to prescribe for the patient with the agreement of the supervisor, and works with the supervisor and the patient throughout the course of that patient’s treatment. This method is followed for all the students’patients.
Supervised clinical training continues for a minimum period of one academic year.

Subject to at least fifteen completed and satisfactory supervised cases or approximately sixty consultations, the competent Licentiate will be graduated from the Collage, and eligable for entry onto the register of the Irish Society of Homeopaths, CPD route as a registered practitioner.

In supervised casework when the students are learning their skills in practise, the supervisors have a safety and advisory role rather than solely an instructional one. This means that students are encouraged to take their own views of the indicated remedies and are allowed to take their own decisions as to the proper action to take, subject to the supervisors view of the safety of their action.

Student Clinic

Senior students will run the teaching clinic, overseen by ICHM staff. All students involved in the teaching clinic must have appropriate insurance and student clinical membership of the Irish Society of Homeopaths..

Students will take care of patients on a rota basis, although once a patient is registered with a student homoeopath, they will remain under the care of that same homoeopath for the duration of their treatment.

Under the guidance of the Clinic Supervisor, students will be encouraged to take responsibility for the smooth running of the clinic, including the booking in of patients, the production of leaflets and brochures, as well as advertising and sending out prescriptions of sömntabletter receptfria.

This will encourage work as part of a team, consideration of ethical and professional issues and will provide valuable clinical experience.

The care of patients will be paramount and student practitioners will be supervised by fully qualified, experienced and insured homeopaths.

Qualification

The assessment and graduation standards of the School are currently monitored by the Irish Society of Homeopaths by whom we are fully accredited. After successful completion of all elements of assessment in the first three years, the student will receive a probationary license to commence a clinical practice under supervision, subject to obtaining the relevant insurance.

After successful completion of all elements of assessment in the first three years, the student will receive a probationary licence to commence a clinical practice under supervision, as a Student Clinician, subject to obtaining the relevant insurance. After successful completion of the period of supervised clinical practise, project and assessment work, the student will be graduated from the school as a Licentiate of the Irish College of Homoeopathic Medicine.

“The practice of homoeopathic medicine is both simple and profound. It is also a privilege, the deserving of which engages the practitioner in constant attention and work. Humour is essential.”

Professional Courses

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Part Time Professional Courses

Our aim is to provide the means for students to become highly qualified and motivated professional homoeopaths, who will use the full range of their acquired skills in safe, competent and successful homoeopathic practise.

A further aim is to support students to become Graduates who confidently relate to a full range of health care professionals and who can be recognised and registered by all the major homoeopathic registering bodies.

The course, held in Tralee, County Kerry, comprises attendance at 22 full days of lectures each year, over 4 years and home study of approximately 15 hours a week.

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Where are We?

Location

As from September 2006 the ICHM will be moving to the wonderful facilities of the Nursing building at theTralee Institute of Technology.

Collis-Sandes House, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Collis-Sandes House is located in six hectares of mature wooded grounds. It is a ten-minute walk from the train station (or a €5.00 taxi ride) and has its own private car park and accommodation facilities.

If you want to stay at Collis-Sandes House, they have a hostel facility that you can book: + 353 1 66 7128 658; By Email on colsands@indigo.ie or on its on-line booking web site www.colsands.com .

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Who Are The ICHM?

The ICHM came together in 2003, a dream realised, yet only just begun, by a small group of experienced and inspired homoeopaths. As the newcomer to Irish homoeopathic education, but already members of the local community, we are privileged to enjoy local, national and international support.

We have a close relationship with our sister college, The BSH in England, and this has provided both a foundation and inspiration for our course and also access to resources that will help us grow successfully.

It is our aim and intention to use our many years teaching experience to foster a positive and nurturing culture, where students are encouraged to reach their full homoeopathic potential. Through the combination of traditional homoeopathic principles and methodology, our goal is to facilitate students to learn freely in ways appropriate to their needs and level.

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