Anatomy & Physiology Level 3

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On the portal you will find your complete chosen course, including course modules and assessment questions, if applicable. Please work through each module, answering the questions thus enabling you to move on to the next module.

This course in Anatomy & Physiology has been written with the aim of allowing you to develop your basic understanding of Human Anatomy and Physiology.  It is written simplistically because we want you to understand the subject matter and hope you will enjoy it. 

The human body is composed of several structures and organs grouped in Systems, each of which is responsible for the performance of specific functions.  The study of the structure of these organs and tissues is anatomy, the study of their functions is physiology and the study of the chemical processes carried out in these tissues is biochemistry. 


The course aims to teach you the principles of Anatomy & Physiology and for you to enjoy this technical subject.

Other recommended reading

 Anatomy & Physiology – Louise Tucker

An introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy is the study of the structure and components of the human body.  It looks at what the body is made, e.g. bones and organs

Physiology is the study of the processes which go on inside the living organism.  Since a process is the method by which something is done, physiology is actually a study of how and why all the parts of the human body work and how they relate to each other in the whole person. It was, for example, only in the 17th Century that it was discovered what the heart actually did in the body. Until then it was thought to be the centre for the emotions, whilst the brain was the centre of intellectual thoughts.

However William Harvey, a pioneering doctor, showed in 1661 that the heart is a pump and that it helps to circulate blood to arteries, then to veins and then back to itself. It was through such discoveries as the circulation of the blood that the whole study of physiology came into being. There are, however, some aspects, which still remain a mystery (in scientific terms), as the application of many complementary therapies.

Why the need to understand Anatomy and Physiology?

There are some very good reasons. If we are dealing with human bodies, then we must respect what we are treating and respect can only come with the underpinning knowledge about them. We don’t generally need the in-depth knowledge of the orthodox profession, because normally we are looking at the client as a whole, rather than concentrating on specific symptoms. However, we are looking to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities rather than suppressing symptoms through the application of drugs.

For example, some therapies may do this directly by stimulating nerve endings or meridians. Others such as healing, work by stimulating the client’s own natural healing energy. We should have an understanding of what it is we are treating and what the possible effects might be. In talking to the client, the information we receive is often directly related to various parts of the body and their malfunction.

In order to find out what we need to know about the client and then analysing that in order to determine the best treatment, we should have at least a basic knowledge of the body so that we can understand what we are dealing with and possibly avoid doing something which might make the client’s condition worse. This can make a major difference in leading us to an effective treatment plan.

Another factor, which we cannot ignore, is that much of the criticism which the orthodox profession makes about therapists/practitioners is that they do not know enough about the human body.  Obviously from their standpoint and with the many years of training they have to undergo, this is understandable.

In conclusion, the study of anatomy and physiology does have its place for complementary practitioners. This course should help you to readily obtain a good basic knowledge in a way that is both interesting and helpful for expanding your skill set within the new aesthetic world of beauty.

Your course has 12 Modules, this will include:

  • MODULE 1: The Skeletal System
  • MODULE 2: The Muscular System
  • MODULE 3: The Skin or Integumentary System
  • MODULE 4: The Circulatory System
  • MODULE 5: The Lymphatic System
  • MODULE 6: Cells & Tissues
  • MODULE 7: The Endocrine System
  • MODULE 8: The Nervous System
  • MODULE 9: The Respiratory System
  • MODULE 10: The Digestive & Olfactory System
  • MODULE 11: The Renal System
  • MODULE 12: The Reproductive System

You have 90 days to complete the course, so you can study in your own time at your pace. If you need extra time, please email to gain extra time.

All the assessment questions are multiple choice and you need to achieve at least 80% to pass.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive your course certificates, this can be downloaded straight after your quiz. This will be available to you in ‘My account’ section.

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We hope you enjoy your course and we wish you every success for the future.

The Beauty Training Portal Team

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