Pathology & Disease
I liked having the flexibility to undertake my studies according to my schedule. I liked the way the course guide brings in the potential usefulness of homeopathy in fields that are typically only based on pure science. I also have a good relationship with my tutor which is great. I think the content is great. The feedback I get from my tutor is valuable. The new Facebook community page for students is new and a great way to interact with fellow students so you don’t feel you are on your own. Andy, Student
I chose the Pathology & Disease course because it is part of the studying homeopathy that I’m doing. I think it is great to have a course that includes homeopathy because it directs the learning to what we need to know.
I love the Pathology & Disease course as it is very much homoeopathically oriented. I got to study lots of different remedies that I did not know and it’s really well done and so informative. It is really worth knowing more about disease pictures, particularly as often students of homeopathy are not Doctors. I learnt a lot.? I love to have to differentiate between several remedies which is what some of the questions ask for. I really enjoyed the course - I spread it over a 12-month period as I work full-time and have a young family. I loved the integration of the remedies and I feel it will be useful for me to refer to as I start to build my own practice.
The Pathology & Disease course was one of my all-time favourites. Elaine is a great tutor and guide. The material is really well organized and flows in a very intuitive way. I thought the whole thing was challenging and thought-provoking and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for such a great course!
This was a fabulous course Elaine! It provided the structure to direct my journey. It was an excellent exercise in getting more familiar with the sources of reference. Some of the assignments offered just enough challenge to inspire confidence. Your experience in thoughts along the way offered guidance and encouragement and your sense of humour made it even more user friendly. I really got a lot out of this and it was undoubtedly more useful to me than a conventional pathology course.Thank you so very much for the thoughtfulness, spirit and time you put into preparation and the warmth and kindness you brought to assessing my assignments.
I am totally and absolutely impressed at how thorough and well-designed the course is, how beautifully and seamlessly everything progresses, and how so many of the relevant indications for homeopathic interventions are addressed. The course is written and designed with such integrity and professionalism. I have already learned so much, just in Unit 1, and I am really and truly enthusiastically looking forward to the rest of the course. It's a humungous amount of work, but well worth the effort!! So congratulations and thank you once again.
I just received the course materials and browsed through them a bit. I had been looking forward to pathology and disease anyway, but I certainly didn't expect to find a course that would allow me to continue engaging with homeopathy while learning about pathology and disease. This looks wonderful. Now I can hardly wait to get started.
I've complete Pathology & Disease, and I wanted to compliment you on the great course, that furthered my skills in homeopathy while teaching me about medical science basics. I feel better equip to look up various conditions, and have more ideas on how to search for remedies. So thank you very much, and I hope you feel a great sense of accomplishment on a creative project very well done. Anon, Graduate
I simply love the course- it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about pathology and disease, to relate it to homeopathy and to put together information that will be invaluable when practicing.
Wonderful, really easy to follow, interesting and absorbing. I really like the way the homework incorporates all the different learning styles. I have previous experience of learning Anatomy & Physiology and that has been very dry and unstimulating. I now enjoy it much more and find I am learning it in much more depth and retaining the knowledge."
I have studied Anatomy & Physiology before so was dreading it. But I can honestly say that it has completely surprised me. I have loved the variety of learning – I can’t believe how much I have learnt just by drawing a picture – it was so much better than any way I have learnt Anatomy & Physiology before – I like the way it ties in the homeopathy.
Found this very enjoyable because I am interested in science and have studied it before. It’s fascinating how the body works. I’m actually reading more detail than I need to because I enjoy it so much. It’s a very helpful course and I like the different work that is set, it really helps to remember what you’ve learnt.
I was afraid of it before I started and I thought it will be hard work. But as soon as I started I found I couldn’t stop because I enjoyed it so much. I think it is wonderfully clear and well set out. Really like the links with homeopathy, easy to digest and great to have the short modules! Anon, Student
I think that Elaine’s course is fantastic and I have really enjoyed working my way through it. The variety of learning approaches that she has incorporated makes it an engaging process. The exercises set within the course summarise and consolidate the learning well and will be really useful to refer back to.
I’ve already done an Anatomy & Physiology course years ago and had anticipated that this may have helped me. However, I was surprised how much more had been discovered about cells etc in the interim, so now I have a lot more to learn. The way the course is set out is very easy to follow and very enjoyable – “bite size” chunks, so I look forward to doing a little every day or so. It also makes it easier to remember. I also like the way it is related to homeopathy. Summary: so far, an excellent course.
I am finding the course very user-friendly. Ross & Wilson as a stand-alone text book is quite mind boggling for someone who hasn’t studied biology. The course breaks it up into digestible chunks. I am enjoying the activities and find the explanatory sections very useful.
With the links to homeopathy, it makes it interesting and feels relevant. The course is easy to read and understand. Good layout!
I am enjoying doing it. The variety in activities keeps it interesting. It is quite straight forward and I like the way it is linked to the book.
Very much enjoying the course. Small exercises mean they are easy to get into and not at all daunting. Enjoying the variation of different ways of learning especially the creative exercises.
I am very impressed with the design, layout and content of this new course. The mix of activities allows the student to employ a range of study skills, and by doing this, each student is enabled to try their hand at different learning styles and discover what works for them. It is full of vitality and interest for the student, and provides lots of connections back into their homoeopathic study.
I wish so much that you had written this course earlier! All the different methods of learning that you have used are fantastic and break up the monotony of what had been a difficult and disappointing learning experience for me. I had always wanted to study Anatomy & Pathology and your course has given me what I thought it would be. Louise, Student
For a subject that can become rather tedious the course we have is made interesting and put in “bite-size” chunks. We are also required to think about what we have learned and do extra research when required as part of the course work. I enjoy doing this and appreciate the extra information that I have learned in addition to my Anatomy & Physiology course decades ago for nursing.
I really enjoyed the Pathology & Disease course by Stephen Gascoigne. I found the course to be very well structured, especially for non-medical trained students. It covered all the important aspects of human diseases and provided detailed information about their descriptions and course. His comparisons between allopathic and holistic treatments of chronic disorders totally changed my point of view about my approach to the human body. Through this course, I realized how easily you can destroy the balance of the human system through the allopathic treatment. At the same time, the holistic approach offers tremendous possibilities to restore this balance and bring the patient to greater awareness of himself and the world. Larissa, Student
Thank you for all your help and support over the years. I've just been so happy with the School and feel so lucky to have found all of you.
I found the Pathology & Disease course wonderful. I really enjoyed the challenges the tutor provided me. Their incredible knowledge, experience, and ability to put me to task so increased my zeal for the subject that I was really quite saddened when it was all over! I hope to continue with my association with my tutor as I enter into practice, and feel that I have a wonderful resource available to me.
The course is giving me a good understanding of symptoms viewed in a conventional way. I can't begin to tell you how much I am enjoying this course! Thank you for your very helpful feedback throughout this course, as well as the ability to ask any questions I might have. I really did thoroughly enjoy the course; thought the textbook was extremely well written, easy to understand. I was afraid of the course, thinking it would be very technical etc., and that there would be a frightening amount of memorizing involved, but it was just great!
First, I love understanding the science of pathology and disease, at the no-I'm-not-a-biochemist level. I actually had a patient who had thyroid symptomatology and it was great to be able to feed off the knowledge that I gained through doing the essay - and quick enough after the essay that I actually remembered some of it too. Now that is really amazing!!
In case you wonder whether your book ever gets students to see what they are supposed to see and do what they're supposed to do, the answer is YES: A patient with asthma symptoms came to see me. He had a wracking cough, mild fever, dyspnea, and recent severe chills. He carried a lidded container into which he frequently hawked thick green mucus. I took the case. I said, 'I don't diagnose, but you may have pneumonia.' He saw his MD and was immediately hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia. He and his wife have been loyal patients since. Many thanks for your tutorship. I wasn't looking forward to doing a pathology course, but I found yours not only enjoyable but of great benefit to my chosen field of homoeopathy. It was so nice to have the alternative therapist's view point confirmed by another field.
What I initially felt would be an overload of information actually has turned out to providing a deeper understanding and alternative view of pathology. Anon, Student
Firstly let me commend your book, used as the pathology course text, I was immediately impressed with your subtle perspective, and warmed to your open and straight forward presentation, consequently I enjoyed very much the first unit of the pathology course.
I have found the information to be helpful already, in some of the paper cases I've done in my school assignments. It does indeed seem to be a missing piece that is coming together well. Thanks.
This course has been really valuable to my professional development - thanks. I definitely learned more details about the pathology and disease process from the conventional medical field and felt reassured with what knowledge was necessary to also practice responsibly from the alternative perspective. It was a very enjoyable and informative course, short, concise, with plenty of useful information organised in a way that made the studies of a complex subject relatively easy to understand and grasp. One could go on learning more about pathology and disease, however, what you have outlined in the course was sufficient to give a clear outline of this vast subject with a firm grasp on the core issues involved in the development of disease and pathology.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment to holistic practitioners sans medical degrees. With your help well informed practitioners are going to enter the community, ready to help and quite aware when the patient before us is in a critical situation and needs other support. I am growing more confident as I get deeper into this course in regard to knowing when I am in over my head.
Thank you for a wonderful course - your book will have a permanent place alongside my repertory. I feel much more confident to practice homeopathy. Mel, Student