Anatomy and physiology: workshop
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
Course Code: FNP30
Available start dates
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Our body performs amazing feats everyday with or without us knowing. This workshop aims to provide you with a basic understanding of how the body works as an integrated whole. We will explore most of its major systems and how they interact with each other in order to bring health and balance. The class is open to those with a general interest level as well as those wishing to progress to a more advanced level or a diploma in massage or complementary therapies.
What will we cover?
- Investigate structures and functions of the body systems
- Discuss causes and effects of some common health conditions
- Learn some anatomical terms to describe the body.
The course will give a brief overview of most of the following systems:
- the skin
- the skeletal system including joints
- the muscular system
- the respiratory system
- the cardio vascular system
- the lymphatic system
- the digestive system
- the urinary system
- the endocrine system
- the nervous system
- the reproductive system.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Explain the basic functions and structures of most of the major body systems
- Name and locate some major organs, bones, joints and muscles
- Explain some causes and effects of some common health conditions
- Explain how the different body systems influence each other to bring about balance
- Use some correct anatomical terminology.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is introductory and is taught at an interest level. You should be able to write a short text; locate information from handouts, books and the internet; listen and identify main points and participate in discussions.
This course is essential for those wishing to apply for the ITEC Level 3 Massage diploma or ITEC Level 3 Complementary Therapies diploma.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture with diagrams, anatomical models and charts; talks, discussion, and practical exercises in the form of group and pairs activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a pen, paper and highlighters to the sessions. Handouts will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
- ITEC Level 3 Massage Diploma
- ITEC Level 3 Complementary therapies Diploma
- other Health and Wellbeing courses at City Lit.
Doe is an anatomy and physiology tutor, movement therapist and shiatsu practitioner. She blends together anatomy, bodywork and movement, as a way to raise body-awareness and self-awareness for personal and professional development. Doe has taught at the City Lit for over 15 years and has always been impressed with the ethos and commitment to learning set by the City Lit. Her teaching style is experiential and her approach is holistic, as she looks at the body from a scientific, physical, emotional, psychological and energetic perspective. Doe has a shiatsu practise and runs workshops throughout London and Hertfordshire. ‘My curiosity and fascination for the human body has led me to explore a wide range of therapeutic disciplines over the last 40 years. I love it when people learn about the body and become inspired by their own body/mind relationship. People often find that they can practically bring in some ideas to improve their well-being e.g. by understanding how the skeleton supports the body can be translated into getting up the stairs with more ease.’ Doe Warnes FwSS, RSME/T,ITEC
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.