Conditions of Participation To The Course
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE E-LEARNING HOMEOPATHY PROGRAM (GROUPS)
The careful study and acceptance of all the terms below constitutes a prerequisite for the participation of the student-trainee in the training program of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (hereby referred to as the “Academy”).
The Student is interested in participating in the e-learning program www.vithoulkas.edu.gr 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.
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.
The access to the above e-learning program is being provided to the students-trainees at a specific place, day and time by a certified and experienced in the subject of Classical Homeopathy coordinator. The coordinator will supervise and assure the well-being of the students-trainees during the lectures and for the duration of the full course.
METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING – EXAMINATIONS
The aforementioned program is divided into seven units: Theory, Materia Medica, Repertorization, Topics, Questions and Answers, Cases and Analysis and Levels of Health, which are offered to the students-trainees in video and audio form. The duration of the program shall be twenty four (24) months. The cases will be given in audio form whereas the analysis of the case in video form.
The coordinator will notify the students-trainees of: a) the usefulness of the website (portal) “www.vithoulkas.com”, where the students-trainees shall have online access to the organon of S. Hahnemann, the online “Materia Medica” (Kent, Boericke, Allen, Furrington, Dunham, Nash etc.), as well as to the articles of the Professor, Mr. George Vithoulkas, b) the usefulness of the website (portal) “www.vithoulkasbooks.gr”, where the student-trainee can perform a word or phrase search in the books of the Professor, Mr. George Vithoulkas.
The student is obliged to attend the total of the training program. The student is entitled to participate in the relevant examinations only if he/she has attended the total of the training program.
Students are advised to not take patients/consultations during their studies on Classical Homeopathy.
For students with no medical background, it is compulsory, in order to comprehend and appreciate the E-learning Course to its fullest extent, to complete successfully studies in Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Medicine before starting the present program. The discounted course of IACH is available here: https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr/anatomy-pathology-physiology-courses.
With the aim to increase efficiency and flexibility and in order to give to the students the ability to achieve progress in the training program, tests will be held after the completion of each Thematic Module (Theory/Organon, Materia Medica and Repertorization). The students are obliged to participate in six tests (Theory, Organon, Materia Medica A, Materia Medica B, Materia Medica C, Repertorization). Students do not have the aforementioned obligation of participating in the tests, only if they want to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
At the end of the course, final examinations will be held at the place in which the courses are held. The final exams will be conducted online, within the classroom, after succeeding in the previously mentioned tests. Therefore, the students are obliged to keep with them a laptop in order to take the final exams online.
The Final Exams are conducted on designated days as per scheduled by the Academy within the exclusive period of one (1) year after the completion of the Course, otherwise the students will receive only the Certificate of Attendance. In case of failure in the examinations, the students 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, six (6) months after the second one. In both second and/or third attempt the student is obliged to take part at the exams within the exclusive period of one (1) month after the completion of the aforementioned six-month period, otherwise he/she will receive only the Certificate of Attendance.
The students, who want to receive the Diploma of IACH, will take part to the final exams. Also, the students who want to receive the Diploma will submit for review to the coordinator 10 cases with 6 months of follow-ups and at least 2 follow-ups per case, within one year after the Final Exams. The 10 cases with follow-ups of each student will be submitted online, in the platform, and will be reviewed by the Coordinator online. The Student must treat the submitted cases with extreme confidentiality, providing for the anonymity of the patience and not record any information that identifies the patient (first/last name, profession, birth date, etc). The cases will be discussed with the Coordinator, but it is understood that the treatment of each of those cases is the Student’s responsibility and will continue to be so. The data from the submitted cases can be used by the Academy for educational and/or research purposes.
The cases should be submitted the latest within one year after the completion of the final exams. The students, who will not manage to submit the cases within the aforementioned one year time of period, are obliged to pay three hundred euros (300,00€) for an extension up to six (6) months. After the period of eighteen (18) months the access to the platform will be terminated and the student will receive the Certificate of Attendance.
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.
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued from the Academy and will be provided to all students-trainees that have completed the attendance of the course. Medical Doctors, Dentists and Veterinary Doctors and Homeopathic Practitioners will receive a Diploma upon the successful completion of the exams.
The E-learning Course offered by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy contains all the necessary knowledge to provide a solid foundation towards becoming a good homeopath. So, our Diploma certifies knowledge but does not automatically give one the right to practice homeopathy. Students must comply with the laws and regulations of their respective country. As these laws vary around the world, the responsibility for that research falls to the interested student.
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.
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.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
The students-trainees shall have the right to participate to the courses after they have paid in total the tuition fees. The payment shall be made to the bank account that the coordinator shall indicate to the students-trainees. The tuition fees can be paid in 4 installments, upon agreement with the Academy. In case one of the installments is overdue, the Academy preserves the right to exclude the student from the scheduled classes in his/her E-learning group.
The Coordinator is obliged to explain and inform adequately each student – trainee for its financial obligations before his/her registration to the Course.
If a trainee-student decides to discontinue attending the course, he/she is obliged to send an e-mail to the Coordinator explaining the reasons for stop attending the course. The aforementioned e-mail shall be forwarded from the Coordinator to the Academy.
In that case the trainee-student is not entitled to a refund of the tuition fees already paid.
DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Who are eligible for the Diploma of IACH
Students who are eligible for the Diploma of IACH have to be Medical Doctors, Dentists, Veterinaries and Licensed Homeopathic practitioners.
In order to receive the Diploma of IACH, the student:
1.Watch all the content of the course
- 2 absences per year are allowed
- The maximum of absences is 4 for the duration of the course (appox. 30 hours)
Requirement (1) applies for both Diploma and Certificate
- has to pass successfully the Tests on Theory and Organon, Materia Medica and Repertorization.
- has to pass successfully the Final Exams
- has to submit successfully ten (10) cases with six (6) months follow-up (at least two (2) follow-ups)
Our Diploma gives the highest education level in homeopathic field and it does not automatically confer a legal right to practice homeopathy.
Students must comply with the relevant laws of their own countries.
Who will receive the Certificate of Attendance
**Please note that if you do not belong to above groups, you can only receive a Certificate of Attendance after the completion of the 2-year course and you are not obliged to take part to the Tests or to the Final Exams.**
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The total of the content of our website constitutes the object of the intellectual property of International Academy of Homeopathy (IACH) 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 International Academy of Homeopathy (IACH) and only to the extent that it is necessary for the facilitation of the needs of that specific program. Therefore, the International Academy of Homeopathy (IACH) is the sole owner of all intellectual property rights of any material published on this website, including, without limitation, all texts, images, graphics and videos of any nature whatsoever and these rights are explicitly reserved. Each user of this website is granted a temporary license to view this material, and use the website, with the sole purpose of facilitating his/her educational activities in the subject of Classical Homeopathy. Each user must not reproduce any part of the Web Site or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other Web Site or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, with the only exception to that being that the user may download and print extracts from the material that are available in Portable Document Format (PDF electronic file) which are called NOTES and make copies of these for his/her own personal use only. For clarification reasons only, it is stated that the aforementioned prohibitions (recording, reproducing, copying etc) are applied also in case the student attends the e-learning group program through the Zoom internet platform. It is noted that any violation of the aforementioned rules, according to the applicable legislation, brings in a series of serious penalties. In case of breach of the aforementioned obligations/terms the student – user of the website agrees and accepts to compensate the Academy with the sum of one hundred thousand (100.000,00) Euros as a reasonable and fair penalty. In this case the Academy retains the right to seek further compensation for any actual damage or loss, as well for its moral harm in the competent courts. Furthermore, in this case Academy reserves the right to dismiss the student from the aforementioned Program and terminates the present agreement with immediate effect.
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 class. In case of breach, the Academy, in its full discretion, is entitled to immediately interrupt the participation of the student to the E-learning group.
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.
In case provisions 5 and 6 of present agreement is not to be followed in practice or breached, directly or indirectly, this will be held as consisting a severe breach of the agreement and will result in immediate termination thereof as well as the provision of services in any other form, digital, printed or other, on behalf of the Academy. The software of the e-learning platform may not be reverse engineered, decompiled, disassembled, hacked, exploited and its content should not be recorded, through analog, digital or other, as effective, means. Any attempt or action in the direction of copyright infringement is to be held as an act, harmful to the interests of the Academy. Moreover, equipment, tools and software used so as to prepare the aforementioned acts will be considered a breach of present agreement and will be treated as an infringement. Furthermore, Academy reserves the right to dismiss a Student from the aforementioned Program and terminates the present agreement for unsatisfactory progress, nonpayment of tuition, failure to abide by school rules, making disrespectful comments about the program or faculty or other students on social media or public forums and due to constant complaints from the coordinator and the administration department. The termination is to be notified in written form and is to have an immediate effect.
In case of termination according to the provisions of the present article the student is not entitled to a refund of the tuition fees paid and is not allowed to register in the future at any educational program of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. In case there is either an obligation or a legal right thereto, the Academy will provide any help needed to judicial or police authorities. Restitution of damages of the Academy or third parties, as well as prosecution of people and persons involved in criminal activities, is to follow according to provisions 5 and 6, as well as the provisions in force in applicable i.e. Greek law.
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 is exclusively applicable. 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 parties will attempt to reach an amicable settlement. In case the 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 Greek Courts of Athens and applicable is the Greek Law. The present constitutes the full agreement between the Academy and the student-trianee, 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.
I am informed that I will receive from the Coordinator the Notes related to the E-learning course and the portions of the books that I need to study. I am also informed about the requirements that I need to fulfil for either a Certificate of Attendance or a Diploma and the rules regarding the attendance and allowed absences.
I, the undersigned, have read, understood and accept the present agreement. It is further understood and agreed that this agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous verbal and written agreements and may not be modified without the written agreement of the student and the Academy. I also understand that if I breach any provision of the present agreement I will be responsible for the payment of any collection fees or attorney fees incurred by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. I agree to conduct myself in a professional and courteous manner during my participation to the course. I agree to comply promptly and fully with the rules, regulations and policies of the Academy. Failure to comply with any terms of this agreement shall automatically terminate my right to attend further training. The Academy reserves the right to change the curriculum and staff as necessary. My signature below signifies that I have read and understand all aspects of this agreement and do recognize my legal responsibilities in regard to this agreement.