ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
How Long Is The Course?
This course is taught by distance learning. Bound course notes are posted to you and mock exam papers are emailed to you each week.
How Is The Course Taught by distance learning?
Students will receive a bound copy of the course notes and syllabus through the post and will be emailed the mock multi-choice test paper for the system they are studying every week.
This course requires around 6 hours home study per week.
At the end of the course students sit a 1 hour Anatomy & Physiology multi-choice theory paper consisting of 50 questions with 4 possible answers. The pass mark is 50% so 25 questions must be answered correctly.
On satisfactory completion of the course students are presented with an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.
What can I use my qualification for?
Many courses in complementary medicine require knowledge of anatomy & physiology. This diploma can be used to gain accesses on to such courses. For therapists already in practice, the course will add depth to present knowledge. It is also suitable for people who do not wish to pursue a career in Complementary Medicine, but who wish to learn more about the body.
- £255* for distance learning with course notes.
*Plus exam fee.
1 hour multi-choice theory paper consisting of 50 questions with a choice of 4 possible answers.
Anatomy and Physiology Course Syllabus
(for a more in-depth look at this syllabus, please visit the ITEC website)
- The function & composition of the skeletal system
- The different types of bone tissue
- The different types of joints
- The cause and effect of disease on the skeletal system
- The function & composition of the muscular system
- Voluntary, involuntary and cardiac muscle
- Diseases of the muscular system
- The function & composition of the skin
- Skin diseases
- The structure and function of the cell
- The process of mitosis and meiosis
- The structure and function of arteries and veins
- The composition of blood
- The structure and function of the heart & the pulmonary and systemic circulation
- Diseases of the vascular system
- The structure and function of lymph & lymphocytes
- Main lymph nodes of the body
- The interrelationship between blood and lymph
- The structure and function of the spleen
- The functions of the Central Nervous System
- The Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System (sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions)
- The structure and functions of the brain and spinal cord
- The effects of stress on this system
- The diseases of the nervous system
- The position function and composition of the main endocrine glands
- The effects of hormones during puberty, pregnancy, and the menopause
- Effects of stress on the endocrine system
- Diseases of the endocrine system
- The structure and function of the respiratory system
- The process of internal respiration
- The structure and function of the pulmonary circulation
- The process of inhalation and expiration
- Diseases of the respiratory system
- The structure and function of the digestive system
- The process of absorption
- Diseases of the digestive system
- The structure and function of the genito-urinary system
- The process of filtration
- The composition of urine
- Diseases of the genito-urinary system
- The structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems
- The menstrual cycle
- Diseases of the reproductive system
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