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Anatomy Physiology and Pathology (ITEC)

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The Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies (ITEC, QCF) provides a thorough foundation of anatomy, physiology and pathology, which is a pre-requisite for a number of courses. The course is designed for those who are interested in studying the body and how it functions. 

100% of students rated their Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology tutor as having "excellent" knowledge of the subject.

The tutor delivers the lectures in an easy to understand manner and breaks down the harder topics in a way that is easier to digest.

Dates and times

This is a part-time course with 17 sessions that run once a week over a five month period.

Each day of the course will run from 9.30am-12.30pm and you can choose from Saturday and Wednesday date options.

  • Saturday course sessions run from 24th February 2024 to 6th July 2024.
  • Wednesday course sessions run from 21st February 2024 to 3rd July 2024.

The examination date will be an additional day approximately two to three weeks after the last day of the course. Once agreed with the external provider you will be notified by email.


This course will be held at our 60 Waldegrave Road Campus.


The full cost is £600. The deposit cost is £50.


Whilst enrolled upon the course you will study human anatomy, physiology and pathology, which encompasses:

  • body systems including skeletal, muscular, circulatory and lymphatic, neurological, endocrine, urinary and reproductive, respiratory, and digestive
  • histology
  • anatomical planes and positions
  • skin, hair, and nails
  • common pathologies affecting each body system.

You will be taught alongside other students who are enrolled upon the Level 3 Diploma in Massage, Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology.


The course will be assessed by the following methods:

  • completion of a multiple choice paper comprising 50 questions
  • a written assignment.


To enrol on this course you must be 18 year old or over. It is recommended that you should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C, however, exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience.


Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded with the Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies (ITEC, QCF).

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses Team:

Telephone: 020 8240 4321