Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

SCQF Level 8, 40 credits


This module is delivered by live zoom lessons

About the Course

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

This course is delivered by live zoom lessons and also via our online physiology learning centre. Attending the live lessons gives you the opportunity to ask questions during the lessons. The lessons are recorded. This enables you to study at home, at a convenient time to you, with excellent, 5 days per week tutor support from The Complementary Therapy School.


Melanie, the Principal and main course tutor, studied biomedical sciences at university with the intention of becoming a GP. She won the Young Award for outstanding academic achievement in biomedical science.


Students can study this module to enhance an existing career or to progress to a therapeutic/health care qualification.


This module will explore the physiological systems and pathologies by looking at the healthy body and the progression to disease development. This will include a detailed account of all physiological body systems. Definitions, causes, triggers, signs and symptoms of various pathologies and a biomedical approach to the pathologies will be explored.


Lifestyle aspects will be examined and how poor lifestyle choices can impede health. The effects of stress on the body will be explored.


The module is credit rated by UWS. It is a SCQF level 8, European Qualifications Framework level 5 course and has 40 credits. The SCQF confirm the following, “Being registered on the SCQF lends both national and international recognition to credit rated qualifications and learning programmes. In order to be on the SCQF, all qualifications have to go through a rigorous, quality assured process of ‘credit rating’ by a Credit Rating Body (CRB)”. As this course has a level and credits, you can use the credits towards other qualifications.


For students resident in Scotland, a non-repayable grant for tuition fees is available from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).



Fees & Entry Requirements


For students resident in Scotland

The Complementary Therapy School has been approved by the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This entitles eligible students to receive the part time fee grant. The non-repayable grant is awarded to students studying a higher education course and is worked out by how many credits you are studying. The main criteria for the grant: you have to be resident in Scotland and have a personal income of £25,000 or less. They do not take into account partner’s income.

If you receive the part time fee grant (Scottish residents), it will cost £638 or if paying by instalments £668.

If you are not eligible for the grant it will cost £1040 or if paying by instalments £1070. The deposit is £250 if paying by instalments.


Additional costs

Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology book. You will be assessed in the form of continuous assessment with no final theory exam.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Students will be assessed on an individual basis.


Course Dates


All Venues

Day 1 – 16/11/24

Day 2 – 18/01/25

Day 3 – 08/03/25

Day 4 – 16/03/25

Day 5 – 19/04/25

Day 6 – 04/05/25

All physiology lessons are delivered via live Zoom classes from 10am – 1.15pm. In addition, the lessons are recorded. Tutor support is available 5 days per week.

If you would like to apply for the 

Module in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Please find the application form below

Application Form - Module in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Please select the venue you wish to attend

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The Complementary Therapy Schools Data Privacy Policy


GDPR is bringing in new legal protection for personal information from May 2018.

This tells you what personal information I gather via my website, and why, and what your rights are.


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Address: Barry Business Centre, Main Street, Barry, Scotland, DD7 7RP.

Telephone No: 07961118183

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We hold and use client data in order to provide you with the best possible learning experience, support and advice.

We take information via our application form to allow us to make a decision on your suitability for the course. We also ask limited health information to ensure we can offer you the best learning experience.


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As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, I abide by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is my legitimate interests requirement to retain the information in order to provide you with the most appropriate training, follow up support, and advice

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• Your contact details

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The AoR will only keep your information for 6 months and will only contact you in regards to feedback.


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