Pathology & Disease
Course Teacher

This distance learning 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 nutrition courses and has taken all her knowledge and skill and distilled it into this home study course.

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

Unit 1

Movie Presentations
How to Study David Cash
About David David Cash
Birth  Shona Shires 19m
Breast Shona Shires 15m
Movie Lectures    
About Elaine Elaine Watson 6m
Placenta and Breast Feeding
Elaine Watson 49m
Audio Lectures    
Pre-conceptual Biology to Weaning Elaine Watson 8m

Unit 2

Movie Presentations    
Domestic Abuse David Cash
Newborns and Infants Shona Shires 21m
Safeguarding Children David Cash
Young Children Shona Shires 26m
Movie Lectures    
Child Illnesses Elaine Watson 55m
Audio Lectures    
From Infancy to Puberty
Elaine Watson 13m

Unit 3

Movie Presentations    
Safeguarding Adults David Cash
Movie Lectures    
Teenagers Elaine Watson 55m
Audio Lectures    
Digestive System Elaine Watson 12m

Unit 4

Movie Presentations    
Heart Shona Shires 24m
Natural History of Viruses Elaine Watson 13m
Pathology of the Resipiratory System Shona Shires 41m
Movie Lectures    
Pathological Processes Elaine Watson 52m
Audio Lectures    
Respiratory System Elaine Watson 14m

Unit 5

Movie Presentations    
Menopause Elaine Watson 35m
Urinary System Shona Shires 18m
Woman's Health Shona Shires 22m
Movie Lectures    
Male Prostate Elaine Watson 37m
Audio Lectures    
The Breast Elaine Watson 9m

Unit 6

Movie Presentations    
Mental Capacity and Consent David Cash
Mental Health David Cash
Muscles Shona Shires 19m
Nerves Shona Shires 11m
Sports Injuries Elaine Watson 18m
The Endocrine System Shona Shires 17m
Movie Lectures    
Thyroid Gland Elaine Watson 30m
Audio Lectures    
Pathology of the Head and Brain
Elaine Watson 18m

Teacher biographies

The following teachers provided material and lectures for this course.

Elaine Watson

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!

 David Feakes

Online Video Lecturer: David Cash

David’s interest in complementary therapy and medicine started 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 he subsequently converted, 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 and became a fully registered Homeopath after graduating in 2016. With a keen interest pathology and disease and how they affect the health and wellbeing of an individual, David brings his passion and interest in the subject to his tutoring on Anatomy & Physiology as well as to 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.

David specialises in Intellectual Disability Nursing and continues his 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.

Shona Shires

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 suddenly developed symptoms of asthma when he was two years old. With help from her homeopath, he is completely symptom free.

Mani Norland

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.

Amanda Norland

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.

Elaine Watson is also part of the faculty for the School of Homeopathy

Prices & enrol online

Pathology & Disease Course

Pathology & Disease Course

Price includes:
P&D Course
Units 1-6
Movie lectures
Personal tutor
Tutor marking
Tutor group meetings
2 year study period (can be done in 9-12 months)
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