|Resonance School of Homeopathy is pleased to announce an online Pathology and Disease course custom tailored for the homeopath. Dr David Sellen MD, professor of health sciences and main teacher at Western University of Health Sciences and University of Southern California has worked passionately to bring you a university level Pathology and Disease course for homeopathic students.
He has used the guidelines provided by the Council for Homeopathic Certicfication as the basis for this course.
Pathology and Disease will survey the origins, incidence, and symptoms of human diseases and the physiological disorders produced by disease. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe fundamental processes that underlie human diseases.
- Identify and describe characteristics of diseases associated with specific physiological systems.
- Discuss the effects of disease on homeostasis.
- Predict logical treatment strategies for specific diseases.
These are the Guidelines for CHC Candidates in Health Sciences / Human Pathology
(conditions not already listed in other categories) HIV, sepsis, meningitis, encephalitis, mycoplasma infections (walking or atypical pneumonia), malaria, smallpox, anthrax Influenza, common cold, mononucleosis, scarlet fever, pertussis, Fifth's disease, chlamydia, systemic candidiasis, moniliasis, trichomoniasis, amebiasis, giardiasis, hookworm, malaria (chronic)
Fever in immunosuppressed client, bleeding in thrombocytopenic client, acute spinal cord compression, intestinal obstruction, appropriate criteria for referral for any client suspected of having cancer Recognition of signs and symptoms of common forms of cancer
AIDS, anaphylaxis Chronic fatigue immunodeficiency syndrome, environmental illness, systemic allergy, acquired and congenitalimmunodeficiency syndromes
Melanoma, third degree burn, second degree burn over large surface area, drug rash, erythema multiforme, gangrene, abscess, cellulitis, syphilis, petechiae, Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, nevi, boils, impetigo, monilialdermatitis, tinea (...capitis, corporis, cruris, pedis, versicolor),vitiligo, syphilis, varicella, herpes (...zoster, simplex), molluscum, rubella, rubeola, warts, scabies, lice, first and second degree burns over small areas, urticaria, contact dermatitis (Rhus dermatitis), acne, rosacea, alopecia, aphthous stomatitis, lipoma, keloid, dermatofibroma, hemangioma, insect bites, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, seborrheic keratosis, solar keratosis
Gastrointestinal and Mouth and Nutritional / Metabolic
Acute appendicitis, volvulus, intussusception, incarcerated hernia, acute abdomen and other surgical emergencies, upper and lower GI bleeding, acute hepatitis, acute pancreatitis, pyloric stenosis, acute cholecystitis, acute diarrhea, acute diverticulosis, acute parotitis, failure to thrive, Gall stones, flatulence, encopresis, constipation, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption syndromes, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, parasite infestation, hernia, peptic and duodenal ulcer, esophageal motility disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux, cirrhosis, acute gastroenteritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, chronic hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chronic pancreatitis, diverticulosis, periodontal disease, dental abscess, caries, obesity, anorexia, B-12 deficiency, phenylketonuria
Cardiovascular and Hematology
Acute myocardial infarction, cardiac and aortic aneurysm, hypertensive crisis, endocarditis, unstable angina, pericarditis, pericardial tamponade, congestive heart failure, acute arrhythmia, acute deep vein thrombosis, cerebral aneurysm, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), immune thrombocytopenic pupura (ITP), thrombotic thrombosytopenic purpura (TTP) Hypertension, stable angina, chronic arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, chronic congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, superficial thrombophlebitis, carotid artery stenosis, cerebral aneurysm, Reynaud's syndrome, anemia (nutritional, hereditary, associated with systemic disease), polycythemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia
Fractures, acute rheumatic fever, septic arthritis (gonococcal, Lyme, etc), temporal arteritis, acute gouty arthritis Strains, sprains, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, costochondritis, Reiter's syndrome, scleroderma, systemic lupus, erythematosus (SLE), polymyalgia rheumatica, polyarteritis nodosa, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, Sjogren's syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, back pain and other repetitive stress syndromes
Diabetic coma and ketosis, hyperthyroid crisis, acute hypoglycemia, thyroid nodule, Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, chronic hypoglycemia, thyroid enlargement, acromegaly
Retinal detachment, iritis, uveitis, cornealabrasion, papilledema, acute red eye, foreign body, Conjunctivitis, stye, blepharitis, meibomian cyst, lachrymal duct obstruction, subconjunctival hemorrhage, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, strabismus, cataract, ocular tumors, ocular migraine
Respiratory and Ear/Nose/Throat
Peritonsillar abscess, epiglottitis, foreign bodies (eye, ear, nose, throat), streptococcal pharyngitis, mastoiditis, acute asthma, status asthmaticus, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, tuberculosis,Otitis (media, externa), mastoiditis, hearing disorders, epistaxis, adenoid and tonsillar hypertrophic pharyngitis, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, croup, laryngitis, bronchitis, chronic asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pleurisy, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis, Meniere's disease, obstructive sleep apnea, occupational lung diseases (asbestosis, etc), carbon monoxide poisoning
Stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, space occupying lesion/pathology, meningitis, encephalitis, cerebral abscess, skull fracture, vertebral fracture, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia Headaches, post-concussive syndrome, vertigo, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, amytrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, polio, vertebral disc disease, spinal stenosis, dementia, Parkinson's disease, cranial synostosis, Tourette's syndrome
Suicidal or homicidal ideation, acute mania, acute psychosis, child abuse, spousal abuse, elder abuse, delirium, Post-traumatic stress syndrome, dissociative disorder, alcoholism, drug addiction, other substance abuse, bipolar disorders, psychosis, depression, grief reaction, obsessivecompulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, autism, Asperger's syndrome, verbal and non-verbal learning disorders, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, dementia, somatization disorder, communication disorder (stutter, dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc), conduct disorder, tic disorders, sleep disorders, impulse control disorders, adjustment disorders
Reproductive and Genito-urinary
Ectopic pregnancy, uterine hemorrhage, pelvic inflammatory disease, acute STD (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, etc), toxemia of pregnancy, miscarriage, puerperal fever, pyelonephritis, kidney stones, testicular torsion, ovarian torsion, testicular cancer, acute renal failure, acute prostatitis, epididymitis Pregnancy, nausea of pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, bacterial vaginosis, vaginitis, HPV, cervical dysplasia, herpes simplex, vaginal atrophy, premenstrual syndrome, metrorrhagia, menopause, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, polycystic ovarian syndrome, amenorrhea, infertility, uterine prolapse, fibroids, infertility, breast lump, mastitis, sexual dysfunction (anorgasmia, impotence) , enuresis, urinary tract infection, incontinence, inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, chronic renal failure, chronic prostatitis
(conditions not already listed in other categories) Congenital heart disorders, congenital gastrointestinal disease, newborn hyperbilirubinemia, fetal alcohol syndrome or drug withdrawal, child abuse, Lachrymal duct obstruction, herpangina, accident prevention, immunization, pica, lead poisoning, worms, cerebral palsy, atopic disease, developmental delay, anticipatory guidance, congenital hip dislocation, club foot
From the Council for Homeopathic Certification Proposal for CHC Board of Directors Last Update 01/2008
Books that are recommended by the CHC but not necessary for this course are;
- The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition
- Seller, R.: Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints
- Thibodeau/Patton: The Human Body in Health & Disease
- American Red Cross: Standard First Aid & Personal Safety
- Kumar, Cotran, Robbins, Robbin?s Basic Pathology, W.B. Saunders, 6th ed., 1997.