Pathology & Disease
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
|Placenta and Breast Feeding
|Pre-conceptual Biology to Weaning
|From Infancy to Puberty
|Pathology of the Head and Brain
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!
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.