Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (webinar)
Hahnemann, who discovered homeopathy towards the end of the 18th century, wrote that the highest and only mission of the homeopath is to “restore the sick to health”. To do so, homeopaths must be familiar with the the major illnesses which afflict human beings. They must understand the state of the body and mind both in health and in disease. The Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (APP) courses aims to achieve just this. This course is given as a webinar by Dr. Will Taylor, who is a renowned American homeopath, in collaboration with Whole Health Now. It is given over 4 semesters and explores the function and anatomy of all the major body systems and organs in the state of health as well as disease. It includes the study of all major pathologies, the medical investigations used to study them, as well as the approaches used to treat them in conventional medicine.
By learning to spot the major signs and symptoms of diseases, homeopaths become well-rounded and safe complementary health practitioners who learn to treat patients within their own scope of practice and to refer patients appropriately when they may need emergency medical care. The study of pathology also allows homeopaths to identify the uncommon and individualizing features of a disease in their patient, which is crucial in the selection of homeopathic medicines.
This course includes 100 hours of webinar classes and 300 hours of guided home study. It helps homeopaths understand disease processes with a homeopathic perspective, and also discusses the most commonly used remedies in different pathologies, a field known as Therapeutics. It is complemented by the Medical Sciences 100 and 200 courses. Together, these 3 courses give the students an in-depth understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathology as it relates to homeopathic practice. The APP course includes the following chapters and more: Cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Urinary system, Musculoskeletal system, Gastrointestinal system, Central nervous system, Peripheral nervous system, Endocrine system, Women’s health, Immune system, Genetics.