Teaching & Assessment Methods


Teaching Methods

The course comprises a matrix of learning possibilities. In the early part of the course, the emphasis is on the understanding of the basic homoeopathic principles and procedures through lectures, group work and tutorials, supplemented in detail by guided home study and the collection of the student’s own resources.

Group work · Lectures · Tutorials · Role Play · Home Study

As the course progresses, the lectures become a focus for the development of clinical effectiveness through case studies, both live and on video, tutorials and clinical supervision.

Case Studies · Clinical Supervision · Tutorials

Team teaching and small group sessions add to the flexibility of our work and tutorials provide an opportunity for deeper assimilation of taught material and for discussion of problems arising during home study. Graded and targeted case studies provide a means of integrating the principles with the clinical practise of homoeopathy and developing the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of the students at the same time.

Research Projects · Peer Supervision · Self-reflection

In the latter part of the course, students develop more advanced skills by means of individual assignments and research projects. They are then encouraged to present their work to their peers as well as their tutors.

Assessment Methods

The School operates a continuous assessment policy that includes:

  • Homework assignments
  • Tutorial performance
  • Clinical supervision
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Project work
  • Peer group review
  • Self reflection

The ethos of the School is that everyone should be allowed to develop their understanding naturally by learning, teaching, practice and self reflection.

“Self-reflection” is a major part of the assessment process. Students are asked to comment on their own homework assignments, and on what the assessor had to say. This way every piece of homework can help to develop understanding. We believe that every piece of homework has to have a point – something to be gained from completing it, we’re not after regurgitation of lecture notes!

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