Anatomy and physiology: access to level 3

Course Dates: 14/02/23 - 28/03/23
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
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Did you know that 80% of your brain is water or that your tongue is the strongest muscle in the body? Gain a basic understanding of the major systems of the body and how they interact with each other. Tutor: Alan Billington.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00

Course Code: FNP09

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Tue, eve, 14 Feb - 28 Mar '23

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course provides a basic understanding and overview of some major systems of the body, and how each of those systems interact with others. You'll gain knowledge of various anatomical terms and organs of the body associated with the systems covered. The classes are designed to appeal to students attending out of interest as well as those wishing to progress onto advanced levels or a level 3 diploma in massage or complementary therapies.

This course is the ideal pre-requisite for our ITEC Level 3 diploma in massage.

What will we cover?

The course will give a brief overview of the structure and functions of some 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 genito-urinary system
- the endocrine system
- the nervous system

This course will give an insight into how various systems interact with each other and work co-dependently.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Explain the basic functions and structures of each body system
- Name and locate some major organs, bones, joints and muscles
- Learn about how some systems interact and how the body works.

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 hand-outs, books and the internet; listen and identify main points and participate in discussions. It is essential for those wishing to apply for the ITEC Level 3 Diploma Massage or ITEC Level 3 Diploma Complementary Therapies. To gain access to a level 3 diploma, you will need to have English at a minimum of Level 1.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Lecture with diagrams, PowerPoint and Prezi Presentations; talks, discussion, question and answer sessions and practical exercises in the form of group and pairs activities. A small amount of home study will be required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a pen and note paper 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.

Alan Billington

Alan is a professional complementary / holistic practitioner with over 20 years of working experience in the health, beauty and wellbeing industries and has been teaching in Adult and Further Educational Institutions since 1999, specifically Anatomy, Physiology and a wide range of complementary therapies. Alan initially started work at City Lit as an occasional hourly paid lecturer teaching Anatomy and Physiology in 2007. In 2012 Alan officially moved in to City Lit as a Teacher Coordinator for Health and Lifestyle and is Head of Programme for Health and Wellbeing.

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.