Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Anatomy Physiology Pathology Course

VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Complementary Therapist

If you want to work within the complementary therapies industry, this is perfect to develop your knowledge and understanding of the organisation of the body, as well as the structure, function and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails.


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Is this course right for me?

The main aim of this course is to enable learners to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge which will provide you with a sound foundation to pursue a career as a complementary therapist.

Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding may be available for this course (subject to eligibility). Click here for more information or contact

This 32 week course normally runs on a Tuesday, 18:30 – 20:30, starting in October.

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

The qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the organisation of the body, and the structure, function and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails.

You will also learn about the structure, function and pathologies of the human body systems including, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.

This course has one unit made up of several modules including:

  • 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

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
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.
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