The study of Medical Sciences is an intrinsic part of homeopathic education. To be an effective healer, the homeopath must be familiar with contemporary methods of pathological diagnosis and understand the nature of the changes in the structure and function of diseased tissues. He or she must also have a good understanding of the pathology-focused treatment methods employed in conventional medicine, including knowledge of the local and general or dynamic effects of conventional medications. This course serves as a complement to the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology course. It will teach the students to assess and prevent harm in medical practice, to recognise and understand psychiatric diseases, to read and assess the progress of medical reports including lab results and medical imaging, to recognise pharmaceutical drugs, and to understand basic principles of biochemistry and metabolism.
The course includes topics such as suicide risk assessment and prevention, how to detect signs of possible serious illness which may require urgent medical referral, and medical drug interactions including supplement, herbal medicine and food interactions. It ensures that all students meet the pathology and medical science requirements set out by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario as well as the Council for Homeopathic Certification in the USA. The Medical Science course includes the following chapters and more: Physical Examination, Medical Reports, Pharmaceuticals, Children’s Health, Infectious diseases, Cancer, Dermatology, Special senses of the ear and eye, Psychology and Psychiatry, Pregnancy and Childbirth.