Diploma courses in Anatomy & Physiology and/or Therapeutic Massage

Awarding Body: The Association of Natural Medicine (ANM)

www.associationnaturalmedicine.co.uk

Practice and tuition based in mid cornwall. Course location is just outside St Austell. Main line rail station to St Austel and bus route connections and taxi service to St Stephens are available at train station. B&B available close to venue.Length of Massage and A&P course: 84 hours tuition plus 16 hours (100 Hours Total) to include mock exams and final exam. Runs for 9 months.(1-2 day/month)

The A&P Course can be a stand-alone course (42 hours) tuition plus aditional hours for mock exam and final exam. Runs for 7 months.(1 day/month) This A&P course is also available on line. Please make enquiries.

Whether you are a person who has a desire to learn with an academic and vocational purpose, or a person who has an interest or is curious in the functioning of the human body, this course offers much to both. 

Quality

You can expect to receive expert tuition, detailed training material, good tutor support in friendly and informal surroundings. There will be a small number of students per course to ensure quality of training and tuition. You will be expected to undertake case studies (massage and A&P course) as part of the training and submission dates will be part of the course criteria. Once you have passed your written and/or practical exams and are awarded your diploma you may obtain insurance via the ANM. You may also want to go on to study other therapies or other health related topics. This may be the opportunity you are looking for to change direction in your life or vocation. 

Course entry requirement:

Must be 18 or over

No experience necessary to obtain your A&P Diploma, just an enquiring mind

To obtain the therapeutic massage diploma you must provide evidence of an A&P qualification or enrol on the A&P section of this course

Hold a current First Aid Cert (for massage course only). This can be arranged

Interview by tutor

 

 

 

  • A&P Course

    DATES, TIMES & VENUES

    Anatomy & Physiology Course – I propose to run this course at weekends on a Saturday or Sunday as exam dates dictate, as many people have week time work commitments. The therapeutic Massage course will run alongside on the Sunday. Weekends seemed to work well with my last A&P and Massage course students.

    Please note that amongst the seriousness, there will be much laughter and fun on this course

    Time: 09.30am to 16.30pm Course dates: TBC

    Day 1 Saturday Registration and A&P
    Day 2 Saturday A&P
    Day 3 Saturday A&P
    Day 4 Saturday A&P
    Day 5 Saturday A&P
    Day 6 Saturday A&P
    Day 7 Saturday A&P mock exam
    Day 8 Saturday A&P exam

    Ongoing tutor support is included and will be available throughout the length of the course, primarily by email. However, phone and Skype communication can be arranged. If extra personal 1:1 tuition is requested, a fee will apply at a favourable rate.

  • Therapeutic Massage Course

    DATES, TIMES & VENUES

    Therapeutic Massage Course – I propose to run this course at weekends on a Saturday & Sunday as many people have week time work commitments. The Therapeutic Massage course will run alongside the A&P course delivered on the Saturday.

    You will need to bring 2 bath towels and two pillows on Day 2 of the weekends.

    Please note that amongst the seriousness, there will be much laughter and fun on this course
    Time: 09.30am to 16.30pm Course dates: TBC

    Day 1 Saturday Registration and A&P
    Day 2 Sunday Therapeutic Massage
    Day 3 Saturday A&P
    Day 4 Sunday Therapeutic Massage
    Day 5 Saturday A&P
    Day 6 Sunday Therapeutic Massage
    Day 7 Saturday A&P
    Day 8 Sunday Therapeutic Massage
    Day 9 Saturday A&P
    Day 10 Sunday Therapeutic
    Massage
    Day 11 Saturday A&P
    Day 12 Sunday Therapeutic Massage
    Day 13 Saturday A&P mock exam
    Day 14 Sunday Practical Therapeutic Massage mock exam
    Day 15 Saturday A&P Exam
    Day 16 Sunday Practical Therapeutic Massage exam

    Ongoing tutor support is included and will be available throughout the length of the course, primarily by email. However, phone and Skype communication can be arranged. If extra personal 1:1 tuition is requested, a fee will apply at a favourable rate.

  • A&P Syllabus

    Skeletal System

    Functions of the skeleton and bones.
    The structure and growth of bones.
    Types of bones, joints and movement
    Nutrition involved in bone formation
    Muscular system

    Structure and function of the three types of muscle:

    Voluntary
    Involuntary
    Cardiovascular
    Muscles of respiration, abdomen and pelvic floor.

    Causes of fatigue and role of the adrenal glands
    Superficial muscles of the body
    The Skin

    The layers and function of the skin structure including:

    Glands and nerve follicles
    Temperature control
    Hair and nails
    Special Senses

    Structure of the eyes, nose, mouth and their functions
    Process of sight, hearing, taste, smell and balance
    The Neurological System

    The function of the nervous system:

    Neurons
    Nerves
    Ganglia
    The Central nervous system, spinal cord and Cerebro spinal fluids

    The structure of the brain
    Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
    Nerve impulses
    Nerve transmission and calcium
    Definition of a neurotransmitter and an endorphin
    Definition and location of the solar plexus
    Cardiovascular System

    The structure of the heart and blood vessels
    Circulation of the blood and vessels involved
    Function of the blood
    Constituents of the blood
    Blood pressure
    Respiratory System

    The function and purpose of respiration
    The nose and its function
    The structure of the lungs
    The mechanisms involved with external respiration
    Understanding the process of internal respiration
    Pathways of air to the lungs
    Digestive System

    Tracing and describing the length of the digestive tract
    Enzymes involved in digestion
    Sphincter muscles and how they work
    Understanding the:

    Main functions of the liver
    Bile and its function
    Pancreas
    Gall Bladder
    Stomach
    Small and large intestine
    Urinary System and Excretory System

    Tracing the routes by which waste products are excreted from the body
    Understanding the kidneys and their function
    Describing a nephron
    The influences affecting urine production
    Composition of urine
    The structure and functions of the bladder
    The male and female ureters and urethra
    Lymphatic System

    Definition and location of lymph glands
    The spleen and its function
    Functions of the lymphatic system
    Lymph vessels of the body
    Comparison of blood and lymph
    Lymph nodes and the thymus gland
    Endocrine System

    The glands, hormones and functions:

    Pituitary
    Hypothalamus
    Pineal
    Thyroid
    Parathyroid
    Islets of Langerhans
    Gonads
    Adrenal glands
    Comparison of endocrine and exocrine glands
    Hormones and their functions
    The Pancreas and its dual role
    Reproductive System

    Male and female pelvis
    Female reproductive organs and hormones
    Male reproductive organs and hormones
    The menopause
    Hormones relating to the mammary glands, ovaries and testes

  • Therapeutic Massage Syllabus

    Carrier Oils

    Sweet almond oil
    Grapeseed oil
    Apricot & peach kernal
    Jojoba
    Wheatgerm
    Evening primrose oil
    Hazelnut oil
    Safflower
    Sesame
    Soyabean oil
    Sunflower
    Essential Oil

    Lavender oil ( Lavendula Angustifolia)
    Movements in Massage

    Effleurage
    Petrissage
    Friction
    Tapotment
    Lymphatic Drainage
    The Body

    Musculature of the body
    Contra-indications
    Energy flow
    The five elements
    Twelve principles of relativity
    Acupoints
    Face organ correlations