Anatomy & Physiology Course Teacher
This course has been written by leading Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology teacher and homeopath Elaine Watson BSc, MSc, LBSH, CertEd, RSHom. Elaine teaches medical science at a number of homeopathy schools and works in nutrition. She has taken all her knowledge and skill and distilled it into this home study course. the course has also been reviewed an up-dated with nutritionist Karen Carmen.
Life is indeed a rich tapestry woven from the many strands of one’s life experiences. As I ponder how I came to write this course I realise that it is the product of many adventures, not just the teaching of Biology or Anatomy and Physiology or the practising of homeopathy alone but that it is the product of a person who has worn many hats and probably discarded none!
When you enrol on this course you will be assigned one of our personal tutors who will be available to answer course queries and mark your work as you move through the course. Each of our tutors is an expert in their field as well as a practicing alternative practitioner.
Teacher movies and audio lectures
|About David||David Feakes||4m|
|How to Study||David Feakes||4m|
|About Elaine||Elaine Watson||6m|
|The Skin||Elaine Watson
|Leakey Gut||Elaine Watson||20m|
|The Skin||Shona Shires
|Digestive System||Elaine Watson||61m|
|Digestion a Journey
|The Cell||Elaine Watson||7m|
|What Keeps Bones Healthy
|Musculo-skeletal System||Shona Shires||11m|
|The Heart||Elaine Watson||46m|
|Natural History of Viruses
|Respiratory System||Shona Shires
|Circulatory System||Vicky Simon
|Respiratory System||Elaine Watson||12m|
|Immunity and Resistance
|Urinary System||Elaine Watson||7m|
|The Brain & Nervous System||David Feakes||9m|
|The Liver||Elaine Watson||39m|
|Glucose Mellitus||Elaine Watson||18m|
|The Pancreas||Elaine Watson
|Nervous System||Shona Shires||21m|
|The Liver||Vicky Simon||16m|
|Endocrine System||Elaine Watson||10m|
|Mental Capacity and Consent||David Feakes||11m|
|Female Reproductive System||Elaine Watson||42m|
|Male Reproductive System||Shona Shires
|Female Reproductive System||Vicky Simon||22m|
|Reproductive System||Elaine Watson||6m|
Course Author: Elaine Watson
My academic path has been an interesting one starting with a Zoology degree, specialising in marine biology, from the University of St Andrews. This was followed by a spell of Official Secrets in Soil Research in Aberdeen and a Master’s degree in Soil Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen. Four years of delving into rotting fruit and vegetables and mountains of oil seed rape in the Applied Biology Dept at Cambridge University was followed by about four hundred years of child rearing which has to be the most instructive (and delightful) pastime to date.
A peaceful interlude was then spent working as a freelance copy editor for many publishing houses before moving to Wales and training as a homeopath at The British School of Homeopathy. I realised then what an important system of medicine homeopathy is and was delighted to find myself teaching the Anatomy and Physiology course to mainly bewildered students. A Certificate in Education (in homeopathy) was a great bonus provided by BSH and allowed me to explore different ways of teaching and learning. Over the past 15 years I have been teaching the four year Medical Sciences course and also working as a tutor for The School of Health Courses. I have been practising homeopathy here in Caerphilly and Cardiff for 13 years and I have a particular interest in the health of children. For the past 5 years I have worked with a group of homeopaths treating the children of Chernobyl which has been very interesting and rewarding.
I remember reading something like “Intelligence isn’t knowing things, its knowing where to find them” and this has been my maxim for teaching and the driving force behind writing this course. Knowing where to find things depends on being familiar enough with the “things”. I also think “being familiar” involves getting to know things in a gentle, colourful and unthreatening way so that you put them somewhere memorable. Hence this course has many different approaches to trying to get familiar with the difficult subject matter in the hope that the homeopaths of the future (you!) can access this valuable material with ease. If I can succeed in this aim then my tapestry will be interwoven with gold!
Nutrition sub author: Karen Carmen
Originally trained as a Speech and Language Therapist, Karen’s interest in the power of nutritional healing was sparked after it brought her own health back to balance following period of prolonged illness. Realising this was the career for her, Karen then qualified as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist in 2001. Keen to further her knowledge, she later qualified with diplomas in Child Nutrition, Allergy Therapy and as a Women’s Health Practitioner. Exploring the psychological elements of nutrition and how our emotional and core beliefs can affect our food choices is central to the way Karen works. Karen now runs a busy private practice in Monmouthshire, weaving around her family life.
Online Video Lecturer: Vicky Simon
Vicky Simon BVetMed VetMFHom MRCVS completed her VetMFHom at the National Centre for Integrated Medicine, and has her own holistic veterinary clinic in Somerset, offering homeopathy alongside herbal medicine, natural nutrition and acupuncture. She has a keen interest in human health, as well as animal health, and is part way through a human homeopathy course to help expand her homeopathic knowledge further. Through her own health journey, Vicky developed a keen interest in human, as well as animal, nutrition and biology, which she is always happy to share with her patients & students alike. Vicky has provided movie lectures for the medical science courses.
Online Video Lecturer: David Feaks
David’s interest in complementary therapy and medicine started back over 15 years ago when he visited a Homeopath for the first time. Being an open sceptic, it is fair to say that he was amazed with the results and since that day he was a convert both as a patient and now a practitioner. Being a qualified and registered nurse since 1992 he decided to undertake his practitioner training with the school of homeopathy to become a fully registered homeopath. With a keen interest pathology and disease and how these affect the health and wellbeing of an individual, David brings this passion and interest in the subject to his tutoring on Anatomy and Physiology as well as the Pathology & Disease Diploma course.
David currently works within the NHS on a full time basis within the field of child and adult safeguarding where he leads a large service of specialists in the field of abuse prevention and investigation. He runs a part time Homeopathic clinic on the South East Coast of the UK and regularly writes for trade magazines and International Therapist, the seasonal magazine for the Federation of Holistic Therapists with whom he holds membership registration with.
David qualified as a Nurse in 1992, specialising in Intellectual Disability Nursing and continue my work with the NHS today as a Head of Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection for a large NHS Foundation Trust in the South of England. He qualified as a Homeopath from the School of Homeopathy in 2016.
Online Video Lecturer: Shona Shires
Shona has worked in the NHS for 32 years, 23 of those in Respiratory Medicine. She has been employed as a Specialist Respiratory Nurse at Harrogate District Foundation Trust since 1998. Shona has a Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing (Respiratory Care) from Hertfordshire University as well as a qualification in Paediatric Respiratory and Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Diplomas. Shona has always had an interest in natural medicine and trained as a homeopath graduated in 2017. Her son Archie developed symptoms of asthma when he was two years of age. This developed suddenly. With help from her homeopath, he is completely symptom free.
Course Director: Mani Norland
Mani Norland is Managing Director of The School of Health and Principal of the School of Homeopathy. Mani trained as a homeopath with the School of Homeopathy. Mani is a founding member of Homeopathy Course Providers Forum and a founding member of the 4Homeopathy (the pro homeopathy group of 11 organsations in the UK). With this group Mani has been instrumental in the re-branding of homeopathy in the UK with the development of a new logo, celebrity campaigns and media intervention. Mani also teaches students in the 4th year about setting up in practice. In his ‘other life’ Mani worked in London as a brand and business consultant for over 10 years. He advised board level directors on business creation, vision and image. Mani is passionate about the positive promotion of homeopathy to the general public and has written many consumer facing articles on homeopathy and been interviewed on BBC radio several times.
Course Manager: Amanda Norland
Amanda Norland is a Director of The School of Health. She is also Course Manager for the Homeopathy First-Aid Course. One of her principal roles is to look after the wellbeing of the students. Amanda is responsible for the The School of Health network of Tutors and Supervisors. She studied homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy. As well as running the business, she also nurtures her homeopathy practice. Prior to taking up her position with The School of Health, Amanda trained as a designer and worked in Bristol and London. Her role led her into talent management at 20|20, where she was responsible for a team of over 20 designers.