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Anatomy and Physiology (Body Structures and Benefits of Treatment) NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Hair & Beauty, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

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Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2017, 18 weeks

29th Aug 2017, 18 weeks

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City Campus


£ 223


This course will give you a broad overview of the major systems of the body, either for your own understanding of the human body and/or allowing you to explore further courses focusing on massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

A background in human biology whilst not essential, is beneficial; this may be through previous qualifications and/or experience.

Additional selection requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved ESOL Intermediate Level 2 (or equivalent).

What you study

You will study the various body systems:

  • Integumentary (skin, hair & nails).
  • Skeletal.
  • Muscular.
  • Circulatory.
  • Respiratory.
  • Lymphatic.
  • Endocrine.
  • Urinary.
  • Reproductive.
  • Nervous.
  • Digestive.
  • Immune.

You will also study therapy treatments which can benefit Body Systems.

After the course


This qualification in Anatomy & Physiology may be useful in many different career areas, but particularly in beauty and complementary therapy. Successful students will often progress on to other courses, eg Body Massage.

Continuing Study

Following successful completion of this course you can apply for Body Massage, and then progress to other therapies such as Aromatherapy and/or Reflexology.


How the course is taught

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used, which include presentations, worksheets, group work, dvds and class discussion.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include 2 closed book papers, an open book assessment, (short answer responses), and an assignment.

The assignment is in the form of a report where you will research and write about 2 body treatments of your choice and the major systems affected by that treatment.  This allows individuals the chance to discover how the body works and the positive benefits of body treatments.

Additional Information


All materials will be provided; these will be mainly in electronic format through access to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment. Further reading and useful websites will be recommended by your lecturer.

Alternative Dates and Times

Days(s) Time Dates Duration Duration Course
Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00 30th Jan 2018 - 12th Jun 2018 18 weeks 18 weeks View »
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00 1st Feb 2018 - 14th Jun 2018 18 weeks 18 weeks View »