The training course offered by the SHI Homoeopathic College is a full time course lasting 4 1/4 years. Students are taught various medical and homoeopathic subjects beginning with fundamentals. A new course begins every two years. Doctors may complete the training in two years.
The course covers subjects such as:
Besides the 4-year foundation course, the college offers a strong and diverse post-graduate training program. Graduates have access to a superb support structure consisting of post-graduate training and patient supervision during the beginning of and throughout their careers.
The whole staff of the SHI Homeopathic College communicates the philosophy and teachings of Hahnemann, Kent and Bose with dedication and professionalism. Beside Dr. Jus, 10 other homoeopaths teach the various homoeopathic subjects. All courses and lectures are held in German.
From the first semester on, students come in regular contact with patients. One method of practical teaching uses live audiovisual transmissions of Dr Jus’ case-takings which are followed by students in the classroom. Each case is then subsequently discussed in class.
From the third year on, students conduct their first patient interviews in front of their lecturers and classmates. This enables them to gain some preliminary practical experience under the watchful supervision of the lecturer.
The course requires students to prove their completion of 42 days of internship work in a homeopathic clinic. This can either be in SHI’s in-house clinic or in other private homeopathic practices. Furthermore, SHI has a partnership with Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital in Goa, India. Students may complete their practical training there as well.
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The SHI homeopathic garden serves as an ideal learning tool for the pharmacology classes. Around 120 plants, which are used as homoeopathic medicines, grow in the garden. Since homeopathic remedies are not gained from plants alone, the course also covers various other sources of homeopathic remedies. Students become acquainted with the entire production process, from the source substances to the globules.
SHI back view with garden
SHI front view
Thanks to Dr. Jus, who is also the college’s director, students have the unique opportunity to follow him live during his consultation with the patients via a direct video feed from the consultation room to the class room. After each consultation, Dr. Jus goes into the class room and discusses the whole case in detail.
“Visualization” method of teaching
When discussing a remedy, Dr. Jus possesses the wonderful gift of portraying the typical behaviours of different homeopathic types in a lively, descriptive manner. This “picture-painting” method of teaching makes it easier for the students to memorize the numerous homeopathic constitutional types and the corresponding remedies. The whole team of teachers follow this particular way of imparting Materia Medica.
A further focus lies on the high part of practical training during the four years of studying.
Accreditation of the SHI Homoeopathic College
The SHI Homoeopathic College is member of the newly founded Higher Technical College for Homeopathy and Alternative Medicine (HFNH). In 2008 the HFNH was awarded state recognition by the canton of Zug, as well as numerous other cantons. The success of this pilot project will aid in facilitating national recognition, which will be the next step for SHI. The SHI Homeopathic College is the only of its kind in Switzerland to have achieved such a high level of recognition and acceptance.
SHI Homeopathic College
To practise homeopathy in India, you need to be a registered doctor. So how can the trainees from Switzerland, who have no background in medicine, train in India?
What is said that is right. Homeopathy should be handled by homeopaths who have passed regular courses on homeopathy.