Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Refresher Course

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Refresher Course

Only open to those who have already completed an Anatomy and Physiology course in the past.

Why is the study of anatomy, physiology and pathology so important?


Benefits of completing an Anatomy and Physiology Refresher are many….


Complementary therapy professionals need a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology to be safe and effective practitioners. We do not need to know all the names of every structure, but when we understand some of the intricacies about how we have been put together and how structure serves function we can extend this into our treatments when appropriate. Appreciation of nutrition, lifestyle impacts, physiological processes, conventional approaches to conditions and so forth broadens our awareness.


It is important to recognize the role anatomy and physiology play in providing a quality treatment and there are numerous reasons to keep our knowledge uptodate.


  • It helps us know when to treat or to refer to another health-care specialist or medical doctor.

    In any profession, it is important to know when you can help and when you cannot. The more we understand about pathology the more we will know when it is appropriate to refer patients whose symptoms exceed our abilities and experience, and perhaps to know who to refer them to. We will also know when what we offer may be of assistance to a client.


  • It helps communication and confidence both with clients and other health professionals.

    Being able to talk the same language, enables us to dialogue more eloquently and effectively with other health care professionals as well as our clients. Building professional relationships with industry peers, or with clients, is built on trust and your ability to demonstrate your sound knowledge of all areas that influence, and are influenced by your chosen therapy. This is important for referrals – especially as it is becoming increasingly common for complementary practitioners to work within surgeries and group practices and it is helpful for us to explain what we are doing and, if necessary, contrast our work with other approaches.


  • Precision:

    In bodywork, the more detailed our understanding of the structures and processes occurring under our hands, the more precise we can be with what we are doing. We may get a greater understanding of the links to other parts and be more accurate in our ability to pinpoint the problem – and therefore a solution.


  • Accountability:

    Complementary medicine is undergoing much greater scrutiny than ever before. Governments, the medical profession, bodies speaking for CAM and the majority of practitioners themselves are keen to validate the instances where patients can truly benefit from complementary approaches. There has been a call for more research and more regulation within many therapies and different bodies are working to respond to this.


  • Fascination:

    Is it not just simply fascinating? The more we work with and learn about the body, the more we are amazed and humbled by the magical processes that continually go on, generally keeping us healthy but also adapting to illness or distress when needed.

Why do an Anatomy and Physiology refresher course?


  • Did you train some time ago?
  • Not practised treatments for a while?
  • Do you need to retake your anatomy and physiology qualification to replace an out of date qualification?
  • Are you returning to the industry after a long-term leave?
  • Did you complete the course in the past but never complete?
  • Are you qualified but need more confidence in your anatomical knowledge?
  • Or are you just interested in refreshing and deepening your knowledge to make you a better practitioner?

Do you know that knowledge has half-life just like radioactive isotopes? It degrades with time, when it is not applied on regular basis. All that you need to do is to refresh it from time to time and brush up your skills, to remain current.


Refresher courses on anatomy and physiology are always available and a wise choice for any serious-minded therapist. Developing a fascination with how the body works should be a lifelong pursuit.


Why choose an Anatomy and Physiology refresher course with classroom learning?


Anatomy, physiology and pathology require serious study, and you learned and revisit it in various ways, including textbooks, videos, charts, models and online courses. In today’s working environment, we have access to more ways to train and develop people than ever before. Unlimited learning opportunities are available to us in the form of E-learning, mobile learning, social media and virtual training and we are led to believe from the marketing of e-learning course providers that traditional classroom style training sessions are just a time consuming, antiquated, and costly method of training?


We believe that every method of learning has its own merits and used for the right thing with the right people at the right time, any type of learning intervention is likely to produce results. However, in our ever-increasing virtual world there seems to be a need for real interaction. Classroom sessions provide this in the form of a real person who can deliver information in an interesting way. A trainer is also a subject expert who can answer concerns and questions right away and, as a specialist, can share the benefit of their years of experience.


The need for this human interaction is only set to increase with more people spending so much time isolated by working on their computers with little people contact. People not only generally learn better from other people, but they retain this information for longer.  It has been proven that people retain information much better when they have an emotional reaction to it. That’s why great trainers are so highly valued because they are skilled at delivering information in a way that excites, inspires, motivates and engages their audiences.


Our love of Face to Face teaching


As an independent school we have the option to just offer lucrative distance only learning classes but we prefer traditional face to face teaching for the following reasons:-


1)      Subject matter experts are on hand to give you on the spot practical help and answer questions

2)      There are opportunities to tackle subjects and questions outside the standard remit of the course

3)      You will receive immediate help and support with correcting mistakes and getting it right

4)      Networking with other learners, sharing experiences and social interaction are part of the process

5)      Real, practical and hands-on use of the tools and techniques are a major benefit

6)      Expert trainers will make the learning experience engaging, interesting and enjoyable

7)      We can instantly adapt the teaching methods to suit the needs of the delegates

8)      Quiet, dedicated time out to really focus on your needs – once you’re in the classroom, you’re on the road to success. As in life, 80 percent of education is showing up, in person.

9)      You’ll receive a multi sensory experience that appeals to more of your multiple intelligences

10)    Benefit from valuable feedback from the trainer and others in the group

11)    No problems with motivation, self-discipline or feelings of isolation common to distance learning.


We are passionate about what we do and love nothing more than to share this with our students. This course encourages you to do supplementary independent home learning, either on-line or via other mediums. However, the benefits of the work done in the classroom are immeasurable!

Course Details:


The course will cover the following subjects:


Understanding your learning style
Introduction to the human body
Medical terminology
Cytology & Histology
Anatomy & physiology of the following systems

  • Integumentary
  • Skeletal
  • Articulations
  • Muscular
  • Digestive
  • Urinary
  • Neurological
  • Endocrine
  • Cardiovascular
  • Lymphatic & immunity
  • Respiratory
  • Reproductive

Basic pathology of each system
Learning and examination techniques

Who Can Attend?


Only open to those who have already completed Anatomy and Physiology course in the past.

More Information


Rather than set up a stand alone refresher course in anatomy and physiology we have decided to offer the entire course at a special discounted price. This way you will have the opportunity to study it all again if you wish to do so.


We are keen for all therapists to refresh their Anatomy and Physiology knowledge and to encourage you to do so we can offer you the opportunity to retrain on one of our Anatomy and Physiology courses at HALF PRICE.


8-day course – normally £395.00 +VAT – Refresher price – £197.50 +VAT



For MSCM students ONLY  includes those who have previously studied Anatomy and Physiology with us or those embarking on an ITEC therapy course with us (Massage Therapy : Aromatherapy: ReflexologyIndian Head Massage  : ITEC Diet and Nutrition )we are pleased to offer you even GREATER DISCOUNT – just £95.00 (plus VAT) for the entire course.


Please call 0208-429-2895 to benefit from this offer.


You will have the chance to take the ITEC exam if you wish to do so.


Tutor: Anita Snowball – see our MSCM Tutor Page

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Course Dates

October 2022 - February 2023 - 8 weekend days - starting 15th October - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £197.50 (+VAT)

Interest-free Easy Payment Plan available upon request.£95.00 (+VAT) deposit, payable on booking.
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