What is the course about?
The course provides a basic understanding of the major systems of the body, various diseases associated with each one, and how each system interacts with others. You will gain knowledge of various anatomical terms and organs of the body associated with the systems covered.
What will we cover?
The course will give a brief overview of the structure and functions of some of the following systems:
- the skin
- the skeletal system including joints
- the muscular system
- the respiratory system
- the cardio vascular system
- the lymphatic system
- the digestive system
- the genito-urinary system
- the endocrine system
- the nervous system
This course will give an insight into how various systems interact with each other and work co-dependently, and also look at various dysfunctions and diseases.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Explain the basic functions of each body system and how they interact
- Name and locate some major organs, bones, joints and muscles
- Explain the causes and effects of some common diseases and conditions
- Describe how the body works.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is introductory and is taught at an interest level. You should be able to write a short text; locate information from handouts, books and the internet; listen and identify main points and participate in discussions.
This course is essential for those wishing to apply for the ITEC Anatomy & Physiology or ITEC Holistic Massage diploma.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture with diagrams and charts; talks, discussion, and practical exercises in the form of group and pairs activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a pen, paper and highlighters to the sessions. Handouts will be provided on the day.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
- ITEC level 3 massage diploma
- ITEC anatomy and physiology
- other Health courses at Build.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details