This course 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
This course normally runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm – 8:30pm for 24 weeks starting in October (actual date to be confirmed).
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
Common pathologies of these systems
Knowledge of pathologies of these systems
How you will learn:
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.
Portfolio of evidence
Two multiple choice written papers
Minimum of 3 practical assessments, 60 case studies and task sheets plus 2 written anatomy, physiology and pathology multiple choice papers.
There are no formal entry requirements
Recommended text book (approximately £35)
Record of assessment book (approximately £3)
Private practice, health spas, health and leisure.
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.