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.
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.
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.
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.”