Case Taking & Repertory

DEPARTMENT OF CASE TAKING & REPERTORY

Learning opens new vistas of knowledge in the life of student. The emphasis is on proper case-taking that serves as a bridge between doctor & patient. Use of different repertories & repertorising a case trains the budding doctors to arrive at a similimum or the constitutional homoeopathic remedy for the patient. Teaching is supported through laminated charts detailing each topic, database soft wares like Radar etc. Students get clinical training in O.P.D. & I.P.D. through clinical classes and case demonstration and practical records of which are meticulously maintained by the students.

Curriculums of studies consist of the following topics extending from 2nd BHMS onwards. 1. Case taking.2. Analysis and Evaluation of symptoms.3. History of evolution of Repertories.4. Different repertories including card repertory.5. Computer methods of reptorisation like RADAR, HOMPATH, etc. This dept enables the students to develop skills in interrogation and simillimum selection. They are also provided with training in computer application in Homeopathic treatment.

Repertory is an index of symptoms of materia medica. It is a record of scientific proving which is arranged and reproduced in an artistic and practical form for quick reference. It consist of symptoms termed as rubric with indicated drugs arranged with relative gradation. It helps in the process of repertorisation and facilitates quick selection from the indicated group of medicines.

Repertorisation is not the end but means to arrive to the similimum together with materia medica based on sound principles of philosophy. The concept was first put forth by our Master Samuel Hahnemann in 1805 in one of his German Publication “Fragmenta De Viribus Medicamentorum Positivis” the second part of this book consist of an index of symptoms. As the treasure of Materia Medica was enriched day by day, the symptom index has taken a shape of huge repertory.

In the present era of computers we are having computer software program of repertory which aids the physician in quick selection of indicated similimum within fraction of seconds by drug filter method. We can repertorise a single case by trillions of ways.

The absence of books on the desk may indicate experience & great knowledge in many other professions for a homoeopath it only proves ignorance. = George Vithoulkas

METHODOLOGY

The theoretical part consist of philosophical background, construction, scope, limitation, special features and utility of different repertories. Although it is the main subject of final year students introductory lectures are imparted second year onwards to get students familiar with the habit of using repertories. More emphasis is on practical application of repertorization. Students are posted in repertory unit on rotatory basis to help them master the art of case taking and repertorisation with practical demonstration in the Unit.

Assessment examinations are taken as per the norms of W.B. University of health Sciences

ACTIVITIES

Regular group assignments
Seminars
Tutorials
Case – presentations
Audio Visual Lectures

TEACHING AIDS

Informative charts
Transparencies
Departmental library for reference purpose
Computer & Software Programme namely RADAR

FUTURE PLANS

Computerization of repertory clinical unit
Departmental publication
Self Repertory based on daily OPD Work