During these stages the main subjects will include:

Practical subjects e.g. :

  • Observation and drawing
  • Light and darkness with charcoal
  • Painting on semi wet paper
  • Veil painting

Schooling in therapeutic skills and research e.g. :

  • Observation of the healthy human being and the human being with his illnesses
  • Diagnostic work
  • Building up a therapy path
  • Presentation of case studies
  • Cooperation with a physician and therapists

Theoretical study and research e.g. :

  • Light and darkness
  • Colour
  • Study of nature 
  • Phenomenology
  • Anthroposophy in relation to light, colour and darkness
  • Cultural epochs, aspects of art history

General and anthroposophical medicine and research e.g. :

  • Anatomy 
  • Psychosomatic illnesses
  • Morpholgy
  • Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pathology
  • Embryology 
  • Paediatrics 
  • Geriatrics
  • Curative education
  • Case studies 

The course modules are at Emerald and take place around the same time every year: one after Easter and one in the Autumn. In between these modules students are required to do 5 periods of practical placements and individual practical and theoretical work and research. Students can do these studies at home in their own country. Courses are given in English, German and Dutch.


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