Maria Chorianopoulou, PhD is Director of Studies at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy
When I met George Vithoulkas, some 17 years ago, the first thing that made a huge impression on me was what he told me about his teaching.
“I have been teaching for many years, since 1962. In 1995, however, I decided to present to my students what I considered a complete training course in Classical Homeopathy up to that point. With that program, I would share all the knowledge and experience I had acquired. Up until then, while I had taught in many countries, to thousands of students, for countless hours, I hadn’t talked in depth about the “Levels of Health” and the necessary management of complex and difficult cases. So this is how the “Complete Course by George Vithoulkas“ was created; it was initially offered to German students only, then to Russians, then an international group was formed.”
I was delighted at this idea of his, which he had already taken forward. I am not aware of any other Professor who has decided to videotape his entire teaching, providing his students with every secret, every bit of information, every detail, without keeping anything to themselves, leaving no room for gray areas. Prof. George Vithoulkas dedicates himself wholeheartedly to his teaching, striving to help his students become great homeopaths.
Upon viewing parts of his lectures and witnessing the passion with which Vithoulkas transferred his knowledge to his students, upon entering the classroom and seeing how much he pored over and cared about his students’ questions, I realized that these lessons should be offered through online, distance education. That’s how the “E-Learning Program in Classical Homeopathy by Prof. George Vithoulkas” www.vithoulkas.edu.gr was developed.
Many people worked ardently for its creation. We took the videotapes, edited the videos, split them into sections, created modules; we edited the audio and the video, building a modern e-learning platform.
We subsequently thought that the platform, in and of itself, wasn’t enough. We needed to also build learning and assessment tools for the students. So we prepared tests and self-assessment tests for every training module. We created extensive notes and questions for every video-lecture. We identified the exact pages from Hahnemann’s, Kent’s and Vithoulkas’ books corresponding to each video-lecture, to help organize the student’s studying. Lastly, we developed an online database for the online final exams.
The program was technically perfected. You can now view it on any electronic device—computer, tablet, smartphone. Also, while Vithoulkas speaks in English, we added English, then Spanish, Greek, and Brazilian/Portuguese subtitles, and soon we’ll also have subtitles in Russian and Italian. Quite often we update the program with new, important lectures of Prof. Vithoulkas, given in the classroom, at the Academy in Alonnisos, always maintaining the interest of our students.
While taking all these steps, we updated Prof. Vithoulkas, asked for his advice, got his ideas, had hours-long conversations with him about the result we wanted to achieve. Nothing was left to chance. Everything was done carefully, with a plan and a perspective in mind. Everyone who contributed in this project put in an outstanding effort, and today we feel justified by the result!
Over the past few years, homeopathy has been affected by various theories challenging its scientific basis, while self-appointed instructors abound in the field. The E-Learning Program’s present and future role is very important. It provides the student with complete knowledge on homeopathy, clarifying difficult points, analyzing laws and rules, answering important questions and, most importantly, instructing the strategy to be followed in the prescription of remedies.
This E-Learning Program has already been accredited by six (6) Universities, out of which five (5) are Medical Universities.
We are proud of our creation, and we are here to help you become successful homeopaths. We wish you every success in your studies!