Understanding & Working with Infectious & Epidemic Diseases of Childhood

Join Will for an exploration of common infectious and epidemic diseases of childhood - some identified by their known etiologic agents, and some known more as clinical syndromes.  We'll look at descriptions of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV); Croup; Bronchiolitis; Infectious Diarrheas including Rotoviral Diarrhea; Chickenpox; Pertussis (Whooping Cough); Measles; Mumps; group A beta-hemolytic strep infections and their sequellae including scarlet fever and rheumatic fever; and largely for historical purposes, at smallpox, diphtheria and polio. We'll address homeopathic management, including acute treatment and short-term homeoprophylaxis, conventional management including immunization/vaccination, and will address those historical and contemporary interventions which have contributed & may continue to contribute to reductions in morbidity & mortality of these diseases.

Note - this course is intended for the serious practitioner or student of homeopathy (at any level of study).  It is not intended to be a forum to debate the legitamacy of homeopathy as a medical discipline (tho we will discuss interventions from an evidence-based perpective), and should not be considered to substitute for a personal relationship or direct conversations with a health-care provider. Participants who disrupt the operation of this course with personal agendas conflicting with the intended goals will be dismissed at the instructor's discretion, with or without prior discussion and with or without reimbursement of the registration fee.

This course consists of the video recordings of 6 live webinar sessions, which originally aired 14.April-19.May 2015, available for self-paced viewing.  Enrollment provides 6 months' access to all course materials, including recordings of the live sessions, handouts, online quizzes for review & documentation of participation, and an instructor-moderated online discussion forum.