ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy Physiology and Pathology

Course Dates: 03/10/21 - 21/11/21
Time: 10:00 - 16:45
Location: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
Learn about the structure and function of the body on this intensive, theory-based ITEC course, which leads to an examination. Please download an application form from the link below, and read the full course outline before applying.
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Course Code: FPQ01

Started Sun, day, 03 Oct - 21 Nov '21

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is a theory based course where you will learn the following components:
Structure, function, and common disorders of the Skin, Skeletal, Muscular, Lymphatic, Endocrine and Neurological systems; the Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems; the Digestive, Genito Urinary and Endocrine systems.
You will also learn about the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes, and medical terminology used in Anatomy and Physiology (as detailed in the textbook and ITEC website).

The Syllabus has been set by our awarding body I.T.E.C. (International Therapy Examination Council) and you will be sitting a theory examination at the end of the course.
This course covers 1 units of the ITEC Massage Diploma course.

You should be aware that a minimum of 80% attendance is necessary to complete the course. You are also expected to participate to the best of your abilities and adhere to the college Equal Opportunities Policy while undertaking the course. The policies of the college will be discussed in the first session.

Application for this course is in two phases:
1. Written application
2. Group interview which includes a short numeracy and literacy test and a basic Anatomy and Physiology test.

What will we cover?

The course compromises of the following unit

Unit 346
Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies
Cell Histology
Anatomical directional terms
Body planes (Sagittal, Coronal/frontal, Transverse)
The structure, functions and interdependence of all the body systems
The causes and effects of common diseases and conditions of the:
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Vascular System
Lymphatic System
Neurological System
Endocrine System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Reproductive System
Assessment method: Written exam (50 multiple choice questions paper).

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

Identify the organisation of the body
Explain the structure and function of the body systems and their interdependence
Recognise and name the causes and symptoms of common pathological conditions that can affect each system
Recognise and name the causes and systems of less common pathological conditions that can affect each system
Recognise the anatomical structures and the physiological elements of all the body systems e.g. the 3 types of muscle tissue, their position and function or the structure of the heart and its circulation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

ITEC Level 3 Certificate

Prior skills required:
Introductory course on Anatomy & Physiology

You will also need to have sufficient literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to include:

Be able to use different texts to obtain and summarise information
Detect opinion, meaning and respond to points made within a text

Use different styles, format and structure, formal and informal for different purposes or audiences
Write complex sentences with few errors

Be able to listen to information and respond appropriately
Present information clearly and adapt verbal contributions to suit the audience and situation including discussions

Extract, interpret and create information from lists, tables, graphs and charts
Understand percentages and fractions, using halves and quarters

ICT (Information & communication technology):
-Using ICT systems – Windows, Microsoft Office
-Finding, selecting and exchanging information – (web, email)
-Working with word processing

Application for this course is in two phases:
1. Written application form
2. Group advisory interview

Applicants who successfully complete these two phases may be offered a place on the course.

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

Teaching methods:
Group and pair work
Wordstorming, Q&A and role play

Outside of class:
A minimum of 10 hours of home study time per week is essential to successfully complete this course.
You will also need to have access to a computer and the internet to research and write up your course projects.
Please note:
The use of ITC (Information and Communication Technology) skills are a pre-requisite.
The City Lit is committed to the delivery of functional skills.
The supported Learning Centre has various resources available for students without access to computers or the internet.
Support in using these facilities is also available.

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

You will be expected to buy 1 course book - this is an essential text book - at a cost of approximately £20.
You will need to buy folders to organise your work in, bring coloured pencils, paper and pens to class.
The exam fee is included in the course cost.
This fee is non-refundable and the exam must be taken on the date set by the Institute.

As an accredited course you will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence. This may incur charges for printing, photocopying and stationary which is not included in the course fees.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

On successful completion of the course, you will have gained the 2 Unit components of the ITEC Massage Diploma.
Students often use this course to attend higher level courses where anatomy and physiology at this level may be a pre-requisite.

Trevor England

Trevor is a registered and practising Osteopath, Complementary Therapist and Pilates instructor who has been working within the sector since 2004. He has a practice in Central London which enables him to share clinical experiences with his students. Trevor has had the opportunity to promote complementary medicine through interviews on BBC London and numerous magazine reviews. He has also written articles for industry and professional body magazines and presented at the CAM expo, London. Trevor began teaching Sports and Remedial Massage in 2007 and has since taught a variety of subjects for complementary therapy and fitness sectors throughout the UK. He is a fully qualified tutor, assessor and mentor/coach. Outside of complementary medicine, Trevor also works in teacher education at City Lit. Trevor began his Pilates journey from an early age as a part of dance training. He completed his Pilates qualification with STOTT PILATES and since qualifying, has taught at several Pilates studios and gyms. He enjoys delivering clinical Pilates which is ideal for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Website:

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.