TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM OF E-LEARNING
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 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 (apart from Greece - those residing within the Greek Territory are expressly excluded from participating in the training program. For the Greek Doctors and Dentists there is a Master of Science Program in Classical Homeopathy at the University of the Aegean http://www.syros.aegean.gr/homeopathy).
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. As for the supervision of the students, the Academy, apart from Professor George Vithoulkas, will have moderators who will have certified excellent knowledge and experience in the aforementioned subject of Classical Homeopathy.
In the course, there are tests at the end of the training modules, final online exam and a forum in which the students write their questions and the moderator-turor is answering.
The e-learning program consists of 300 hours of video & audio, 300 hours of study and 150 hours of clinical practice (total: 750 hours).
Parallel with every 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 (subject to payment terms) will be given free of charge the books by G. Vithoulkas - The Science of Homeopathy, Levels of Health, New Model of Health and Disease & Homeopathy Medicine for the New Millennium and Materia Medica Viva (12 vol.).
The students shall have the obligation to participate in the tests of the moderator and to submit the assessments required from them (they do not have this obligation if they want only a Certificate of Attendance). The student has the obligation to see the whole of the program within a time period of 24 months (2 years) from the time of his/her submission. In case the student fails to see 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 well as those who like to become Homeopathic Practitioners and who have the legal right to practice homeopathy in their country. 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.
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 (after the completion of the program, the student can take part to the exams at a date and time of his/her choice). The student shall have the right to have access to their electronic papers within a deadline of one month after the announcement of the results. In case of failure in the examinations, they shall be able to participate again after six (6) months. Our decision about the cases is that you can take the examinations before submitting the cases, but that you 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. Those who will not take the diploma will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance. This 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 the 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
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 video will be secured and they will not have access to it any more),
• To participate in the various fora 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 possibility to search words or phrases through the website www.vithoulkasbooks.gr
• To have online access to the Website (portal) www.vithoulkas.com, to the organon of S. Hahnemann, the online “Materia Medica” (Kent, Boericke, Allen, Farrington, Dunham, Nash etc.), as well as to the articles of the Professor George Vithoulkas.
• To receive, free of charge (depending on payment options) the books (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.) of Professor George Vithoulkas, as mentioned in the subsection “Methodology of Training”.
After passing successfully the final examinations, the student will be awarded with a Diploma or a Certificate of Attendance (for the rest).
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
• Personal computer with at least:
- Pentium IV 1.5GHz Processor or better
- 512 MB of RAM
- 1024x768 pixel screen
- Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla or Safari browser
- Adobe Flash player plugin for your browser version 10 or later
• Internet connection with at least 1Mbps of Download speed/rate. As regards the distribution of the training videos, the platform will integrate the software Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server. A suitable Flash Player will be integrated in the page presenting the training material, so as for the users not to have to open any other program, but only to browse through the pages of the platform throughout the whole duration of their interaction with it.
• Registration for a PayPal account, as mentioned below in the subsection “Tuition Fees - determination of the participation terms”.
PROCEDURE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PARTICIPATION APPLICATIONS
The student shall fill in a registration form http://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr , by providing a series of information that help in the creation of their personal profile. Upon their registration, the students are also obliged to submit their CV. After the submission of the form, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant and to the administrator of the platform.
After reception of the registration the student will receive a message inside the electronic platform for payment processing. Through 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, The registration 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 students shall pay the amount of four thousands (4,000.00) Euros through PayPal. They can pay it in four equal installments of one thousand hundred (1,000.00) Euros every six months , i.e. one thousand (1,000.00) Euros upon their registration, one thousand (1,000.00) Euros after six months, one thousand (1,000.00) Euros after another six months and one thousand (1,000.00) Euros after another six months. As for the application of this procedure, the program will be divided into four general thematic units and upon the payment of the amount the next unit will be unlocked each time. 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 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.
Students that will pay the total of the subscription as one lump sum, shall receive free of charge the books of Professor George Vithoulkas: “Science of Homeopathy”, “New Model of Health and Disease”, “Homeopathy, Medicine for the New Millennium”, “Levels of Health” and “Materia Medica Viva-12 volumes”, whereas the postage expenses shall be incurred by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.
The students that will pay the subscription in four installments, shall receive free of charge the four books of Professor George Vithoulkas: “Science of Homeopathy”, “New Model of Health and Disease”, “Homeopathy, Medicine for the New Millennium”, “Levels of Health”, whereas the postage expenses shall be incurred by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.
Students who have the right for 50% discount of the original price of 4.000 euros:
a. All students that already have the Diploma of 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 International Academy of Classical Homeopathy from the video courses in different countries. After this, they have the right to participate in the final exams (please read the student agreement).
c. All students that are at present attending the video courses or e-learning groups courses in different countries.
d. All students that have attended courses of Prof. G. Vithoulkas in IACH in Alonissos, Greece
e. The PhD holders in any science will always receive a 50% discount.
If an applicant belongs to any of the above categories he/she needs to state that at the time of registration. The discount will be applied after the validity of the information provided has been confirmed by the Academy.
If anybody can take a discount, he/she has to make an application and will be reviewed individually.
The amount of 2.000 euros can be paid in four installments (500 euros each time, every six months) or in a lump sum.
Students that pay the amount of 2.000 euros in four installments are not entitled to free books. Students that will pay the total of the subscription as one lump sum, shall receive free of charge the new book of Professor George Vithoulkas, "Levels of Health", whereas the postage expenses shall be incurred by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.
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 right to have access to the cases module, after they will have paid off the total of the subscription. The students shall have the possibility to see the complete program within a time period of 24 months. In case they fail to watch the complete program within the aforementioned deadline, the access to the program will be suspended.
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 the aforementioned amount of the tuition fees, amounting to 4,000 euros (or the discount of 2.000 euros) , concerns each student-user personally. Public organisations (such as universities, colleges etc.) that wish to provide to their students the training program offered by us, are obliged to conclude a special agreement with the Academy.
Online Exams Fee
The fee for the online exams will be 370 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 taken separately: 450 euros
Fees for a module that is taken separately for students of International Academy of Classical Homeopathy: 250 euros
Support to the user before their registration will be offered through e-mail, which will appear in the registration page, as well as through telephone for issues that cannot be resolved through electronic mail.
Support to the user after their registration will be offered through the platform itself. A “virtual” lesson will be created, which will concern only the support of the users, to which they will automatically participate after their registration. Such lesson will utilize all of the capabilities of the platform. For instance, by means of the use of the forum for the submission of questions, all the users have the ability to see the frequently asked questions and answers that will emerge after its normal operation.
Answers to e-mails will be given the next business day and within 24 hours from the initial communication of the user (apart from Saturdays, Sundays and official holidays), whereas telephone support will be provided from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 (apart from official holidays).
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 laws, European Union laws, 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 cases of patients, they are hereby bound by the limitations deriving from the medical history that apply to doctors, as well as by the current medical code of ethics regarding the facts they learn during practicing medicine. Moreover, it is expressly forbidden for students to make any publication, either oral, or written or electronic, regarding the respective personal data. In case of breach, the violator is obliged 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.
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.