|The conditions to become a student of the E-Learning|
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TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE TRAINING E-LEARNING PROGRAM
The careful study and acceptance of all the terms below constitutes a prerequisite for the participation of the student in the training program of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (hereby referred to as the “Academy”), which is described below, as well as for the use of the relevant electronic platform.
CONTENT OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM
Within the context of its training activity, the Academy provides an e-learning training program in the area of Classical Homeopathy, which has been exclusively based on the tutoring of Professor George Vithoulkas and has been developed in accordance with the principles of Classical Homeopathy. In order to achieve the aforementioned aim, the Academy has created a special “Training Internet Site” (e-learning platform), which can offer remote access to parties who are interested in participating in the aforementioned e-learning program from any country in the world.
METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING - ON LINE EXAMINATIONS
The aforementioned program is divided into six thematic units: Theory, Materia Medica, Repertorization, Questions and Answers, Topics, Cases and Analysis, which are offered to the student in video and audio form. The students of the Academy will be supervised by Professor George Vithoulkas and by certified moderators, holders of excellent knowledge and experience in the aforementioned subject of Classical Homeopathy.
In the course, there are tests at the end of training modules, final online exams and a forum in which the students write their questions and the moderator-tutor is answering. The e-learning program consists of 300 hours of video & audio courses, 300 hours of study and 150 hours of clinical practice (total: 750 hours).
Parallel with each video, there are indications of the portions of books of Hahnemann, Kent and Vithoulkas, corresponding to the teaching that the students have to study. The students are obliged to participate in two tests (Theory/Organon and Repertorization) and to do the self-assessments required from them (they do not have this obligation if they only want a Certificate of Attendance). The student has the obligation to attend the whole of the program within a time period of 24 months (2 years) from the time of his/her admission. In case the student fails to attend the complete program within the aforementioned time period, then their access to the electronic platform will be suspended.
The right for a participation in the diploma examinations is extended to all Medical Doctors, Dentists, Veterinary Doctors and Homeopathic Practitioners. As a pre-requisite for receiving the Diploma of IACH, all students are required to submit ten (10) cases with follow-ups for six months. These cases can be submitted within one year after the completion of the course and the successful passing of the Final Exams. The Diploma of IACH does not automatically confer a legal right to practice homeopathy. Students must comply to the relevant laws of their own country.
Especially for Greek residents, the right for a participation in the diploma examinations is extended to all Medical Doctors, Dentists and Veterinary Doctors. All other students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
After the approval of the Moderator that the student has completed the attendance of the program, the student shall be able to participate in the examinations that will take place ONLINE. The Final Exams are conducted on designated days each month and students can take part at a month of their choice. In case of failure in the examinations, they shall be able to participate again after six (6) months by taking all the tests of the Final Exams. If a student fails during the second attempt, he/she is allowed a third and final attempt, 6 months after the second one.
Our decision about the cases is that students can take the examinations before submitting the cases, but that they will only get the diploma once the cases are submitted and approved. Those who are new to homeopathy should do the full course before submitting cases. The cases should be submitted the latest one year after finishing the studies. The cases have to be treated by the student himself in order for us to be able to see how he approaches and evaluates them. In the submission of the cases only the initials of the patients will be recorded. The Student must treat the submitted cases with extreme confidentiality, providing for the anonymity of the patience. The cases will be reviewed by the Moderator who will give guidelines and offer feedback to the students.
All other students, who will not take part to the exams and who will not submit the 10 cases with 6 months follow-ups, will receive the Certificate of Attendance.
The Certificate of Attendance under no circumstances gives them the right to practice homeopathy in their respective countries. This course can be attended by scientists of biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry and related sciences. This is done with the purpose to open up areas of research for all questions related to scientific proof of homeopathy.
POSSIBILITY TO SEE A SAMPLE OF THE TEACHING
The student shall have the possibility to watch a sample of the lecturing of Professor George Vithoulkas in the first page of the platform and more specifically in the address http://vithoulkas.edu.gr or in the youtube channel of Prof. Vithoulkas.
They also have the possibility to register for a 10-day Free Trial. By participating in the Free Trial students have no obligation to register in the full 2-year course.
RIGHTS OF THE STUDENTS
The student shall have the following rights:
- To watch each lecture for up to three times, whenever they wish, within the time period of the twenty four months, for which the program will be available (upon the expiration, the videos will be secured and they will not have access to them any more),
- To participate in the Forum that will be available in the platform, to post and to exchange views. The Moderators will monitor the discussions, so as to provide personal or team answers.
- To submit questions to the Moderator (only in the English language). The Moderator shall have the obligation to answer within twenty four (24) hours from the submission of the question,
- To perform self-assessment exercises, which give the student the possibility to assess whether they have understood the training material,
- To have access to the books of the Professor George Vithoulkas with the option to search words or phrases through the address http://www.vithoulkas.com/searching_books/
- To have online access via the Website (portal) www.vithoulkas.com, to the Organon of S. Hahnemann, the online “Materia Medica” (Kent, Boericke, Allen, Farrington, Dunham, Nash ), as well as to the articles of Professor George Vithoulkas.
- To receive, free of charge (depending on payment terms) the books of Professor George Vithoulkas - (The Science of Homeopathy, the Levels of Health, the New Model of Health and Disease, Homeopathy Medicine for the New Millennium and Materia Medica Viva 12 vol.)
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
In order to participate in the program the Student must be supplied with an Personal computer with at least:
‐ Pentium IV 1.5GHz Processor or better
‐ 512 MB of RAM
‐ 1024x768 pixel screen
‐ Internet Explorer, Firefox Mozilla, Google Chrome or Safari Browser
‐ Internet connection with at least 1Mbps of Download speed/rate.
The E-learning platform is supported on Windows, Mac, iOS Applications (iPhone, iPad) and Android Applications.
The student hereby acknowledges that any personal computers to be used during the participation in the program comply with the abovementioned technical specifications and therefore the Academy bears no liability for any malfunction, during the use of the Platform.
The student shall fill in a registration form on line in the address https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr/user/register , by providing a series of information that help in the creation of their personal profile. All of the required fields must be filled, before the acceptance of the registration. After the submission of the form, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant and to the administrator of the platform.
After registration the student will receive two messages. One containing general information about the Course and one with information about a 10-day Free Trial. When the Free Trial is over the student will receive a message with payment details. Through the links in that message the user will be automatically redirected to the PayPal system of electronic transactions (http://www.paypal.com), where they can pay off the cost of their registration and/or the subscriptions they have chosen. Alternatively, students have the possibility to pay via bank wire transfer. The registration and admission of the student to the course will be confirmed with the consent of the administrator, in order to avoid the registration of any malicious users and only after the payment procedure has been completed. The time the material becomes available commences as soon as the Academy receives the first installment of money.
TUITION FEES - CONDITIONS OF THE PARTICIPATION TERMS
The Tuition Fees and the Conditions of the participation terms are described in ANNEX I, which constitutes a part of this Agreement.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The total of the content of our website constitutes the object of the intellectual property of Professor George Vithoulkas and is protected - governed by national, European Union, as well as international laws regarding the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights. Therefore, it is expressly forbidden to reproduce, republish, copy, save, sale, transmit, distribute, publish, execute, download, translate, amend in any way, either partially or in summary, the total of the content of the specific website, without the prior written consent of Professor George Vithoulkas and only to the extent that it is necessary for the facilitation of the needs of that specific program. It is noted that any violation of the aforementioned rules, according to the applicable legislation, brings in a series of serious penalties.
TERMS OF PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The administration and protection of the personal data of the visitor-user-student of the website is subject to the terms of the present, as well as of the relevant provisions of the national laws, the European Union laws, as well as the international laws, regarding the protection of the person from the administration of their personal data, as they apply and are in force each time.
Due to the fact that the students will monitor real cases of patients, they are hereby bound by the limitations deriving from the medical code of ethics that applies to doctors, as well as by the medical confidentiality clause, concerning facts that became known to them during practicing medicine. Moreover, it is expressly forbidden for students to make any publication, either oral, or written or electronic, in reference to the respective personal data of patients. The compliance to the data protection clauses of this contract is extremely important to the Academy, directly relating to its reputation and credibility. Therefore Students acknowledge and accept that any breach of those substantial clauses will lead to (a) the eligibility of a penal clause equal to 50,000 euros (b) the obligation to pay compensation for any actual or consequential damage or loss, as well as for moral harm, that the Academy or any third party may suffer as a result of the aforementioned violation of the student-user.
Within the context of respect for the rules of science and the right to dignity and the non-offending of the personality, any insults, personal attacks and, in general, any violating behavior of the users of the program are not allowed in the forum. In case of breach, the Academy, in its full discretion, is entitled to immediately interrupt the access of the student-user to the electronic platform.
EFFECT OF INVALID OR UNFORCEABLE PROVISIONS
If any provision of this contract is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, this contract shall continue to be valid as to its other provisions and the remainder of the affected provision, unless it can be concluded from the circumstances that, in the absence of the provision found to be null and void, the Parties would not have concluded this contract. The Parties shall use all reasonable efforts to replace all provisions found to be null and void by provisions that are valid under the applicable law and come closest to their original intention.
This contract sets out the entire agreement between the Parties. Neither party has entered into this contract in reliance upon any representation, warranty or undertaking of the other party that is not expressly set out or referred to in this contract. This Article shall not exclude any liability for fraudulent misrepresentation. This contract may not be varied except by an agreement of the Parties in writing.
APPLICABLE LAW - JURISDICTION
The aforementioned terms and conditions of use of the specific training program, as well as any amendment to them, are governed and construed in accordance with Greek Law, which has exclusive jurisdiction. In case any term of the present agreement becomes inconsistent with the law, it shall be automatically annulled and removed from the present, whereas the validity of the remaining terms shall by no means be affected. As regards any dispute or disagreement or disputation that may rise during the construction and/or the performance of the present agreement, the Contracting Parties will attempt to reach an amicable settlement. In case the Contracting Parties fail to reach an amicable settlement, according to the above, then the exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of the dispute or the disagreement or the disputation shall belong to the Courts of Athens. The present constitutes the full agreement between the Academy and the visitor-user-student, which is equally binding to both of them. No amendment of these terms shall be taken into consideration and shall constitute a part of the present agreement, unless it has been previously formulated in writing and integrated to it.
If an applicant belongs to any of the above categories he/she needs to state that at the time of registration. The various discounts will be applied after the validity of the information provided has been confirmed by the Academy.
* Students entitled to 50% discount of the original price of 4.000 euros:
a. All students that already have the Diploma of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. These students do not have the obligation to take examinations in the E-Learning Program.
b. All students that already have the Certificate of Attendance of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy from the video courses in different countries. After this, they have the right to participate in the final exams (refer to section METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING - ONLINE EXAMINATION)
c. All students that are at present attending the video courses or e-learning groups in different countries.
d. All students that have attended courses of Prof. G. Vithoulkas in IACH in Alonissos, Greece
E. PhD holders in relevant sciences.
If the payment takes place in installments, the lectures shall be delivered to the students in the form of four thematic units (which will be accessible each time the transaction is completed)
First Unit: Theory A, Theory B and Materia Medica A
Second Unit: Materia Medica B and Materia Medica C
Third Unit: Repertorization, Questions and Answers and Topics, Case Studies A
Fourth Unit: Case Studies B, Case Studies C
If a student wants to see the second, third or fourth unit of the E-Learning Program earlier and does not want to wait for six months for the second, third or fourth installment, he/she can pay earlier and automatically the corresponding unit of the E-Learning Program will be unlocked.
The student shall not have the right to choose only the second, third or fourth unit separately. The cases will be given in audio form, whereas the analysis of the case in video form. The students shall have the possibility to see the complete program within a time period of 24 months.
If the payment takes place in installments and in case an installment is delayed for more than 10 (calendar) days, the ability of the user to have further access to the training program will be automatically suspended. It is noted that all the aforementioned amounts of the tuition fees, concern each student-user personally.
Public organizations (such as universities, colleges etc.) that wish to provide to their students the training program offered by IACH, are obliged to conclude a special agreement with the Academy.
Online Exams Fee
The fee for the online exams will be 370 euros. This amount is payable only at the time the student decides to proceed with the Final Exams.
For the second and/or third taking of the Final Exams (in case a student does not succeed the first time) the Exams fee will be 100 euros.
Individual Training Modules
There is the possibility to take separately only one of the nine modules (Theory A, Theory B, Materia Medica A, Materia Medica B, Materia Medica C, Repertorization-Topics-Questions and Answers, Case Studies A, Case Studies B, Case Studies C).
Fees for a module that is purchased separately: 450 euros
Fees for a module that is purchased separately for students of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy: 250 euros
In the event of student registration cancelation at any point, the already paid fees are not refundable.