This course generally runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm – 8pm for 32 weeks. It provides a broad coverage of the structure, function and pathologies of human body systems. All applicants who wish to progress to therapist status require a rudimentary knowledge of anatomy and physiology to enable safe treatment planning, client assessment and practical application of different therapy techniques.
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
The course comprises of 12 units:
- Organisation of the human body
- The skeleton and joints
- Blood and lymphatic systems
- Muscles and nervous systems
- Endocrine and reproductive systems
- Skin, hair and nails
- Digestive and excretory systems
- Respiratory system
- Common pathologies of these systems
- Knowledge of pathologies of these systems
How you will learn:
- Theoretical sessions
- Independent research
You may be called to be sampled by the VTCT External Quality Assurer on a different day/time to that which you usually attend college. If selected, it is mandatory for you to attend to complete your qualification.
- Recommended text book (approximately £35)
- Record of assessment book (approximately £3)
£320 (subject to change for the new academic year)
Students can progress onto employment in health spas, clinics and salons, complementary therapy private practice or self-employment, and the health and fitness industry. Progression is possible to other areas of complementary therapies at Foundation Degree/HNC level.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.