Anatomy & Physiology

The S.E.E.D. Institute

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Typology Short course
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration Flexible
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Do you want to learn about the wonders of Anatomy & Physiology? The S.E.E.D. Institute offers a distance learning course in which you will be provided with the course notes, tests, corrections and CDs. Two weeks after we register your application, you will receive the first lessons by post.

You will learn about tissues, skin disorders, the reproductive system and many other subjects from the field of Anatomy & Physiology. The great advantage of this distance learning course is that we won’t send you the next set of work until you have finished the previous one. During two years you have to complete nine lessons. You can send all the activities by post or email, but you must take the examinations in Surrey. There are other possibilities which you can ask us about.


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Different dates available
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The two main objectives of this course are, firstly, to introduce students to the human body, to encourage their understanding of the principles of human physiology, and secondly to introduce students to the structure and related functions of the human body that are relevant to the practice of Complementary Medicine.

· Who is it intended for?

This course has been designed for Therapists but will be relevant to anyone who wishes to increase his or her knowledge of the human body and how it functions.

· Requirements

No prior experience is necessary to take this course.

· Qualification

Certificate of Qualification, Core Qualification.

· What happens after requesting information?

On receiving your enquiry we will contact you via telephone to give you the opportunity to discuss your requirements with us. If we cannot reach you via telephone then we will e-mail the course information to you and include a booking form should you decide to go ahead and book with us. We will also leave you our contact details should you wish to get in touch.


Anonymous A.
What I would highlight Thank you very much for the quick respondes and for the additional information.

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous M.
What I would highlight Its structure was made, so that it is easy to learn. The right amount of information was given, neither overloading nor poor. It was the perfect combination for me and my busy lifestyle as I work full time. But it still turned out to be the most enjoyable experience. Even I was surprised to see how much I had learned. My tutor was really fast at marking my essays and I felt as he was there every moment. I really enjoyed that time and I learned a lto considering that I am a slow learner. Thank you!

What could be improved I honestly think that you cannot change anything about this course.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous Q.
What I would highlight You can see that they have spent a lot of time preparing this course. The materials, the structure and the personal tutoring are really well thought out.

What could be improved No issues.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous M.
What I would highlight This module was really enjoable for me. I discovered that I actually learned and reatined so much information! I was really worried that I would not be able to keep up with this course as it has been a long time since studying. And because of it being a distance learning course, I wrongly thought that I would learn that much as attending lectures. But I found out I was wrong. Thank you to the S.E.E.D. Institute!

What could be improved Nothing really.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous H.
What I would highlight The course was really well structured. It followed an easy method, so that anyone could learn a lot. What I really liked was the material. Sometimes we used books and even DVDs! The tutor was really an important figure too! He answered all my doubts and was really helpful with my concerns over the final exam.

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous A.
What I would highlight It is easy to understand and perfect for those you stress over exams. It did not feel pressure nor stress while doing the exam. I highly recommend this course and this institute! Every time I asked a question per email, I got an answer within short hours.

What could be improved It shouldn't be changed as it is already perfect!

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous G.
What I would highlight Despite having a busy life, I was able to enjoy this course. The content we studied was really well prepared and the answered all my emails within the day.

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous A.
What I would highlight I really enjoyed this course and time I spent on it.

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

Anatomy and Physiology
Human Body
Alternative Medicine
Organisation of trade fairs and exhibitions
Body Temperature
Skin Tipes
Digestive system
Digestive Disorders
Respiratory System
Brain Connection
Cardio-Vascular System
Blood Composition
Blood Pressure
Immune System
Reproductive System
Endocrine System
Human Biology
Muscular System
Hormone Thermostat

Teachers and trainers (1)

Alison Perrott
Alison Perrott
Distance-Learning Moderator

Alison was one of the founders of The SEED Institute (TSI) and is presently the Moderator for all of TSI's Distance-Learning Courses. Alison is an Aromatherapy Examiner for the IFPA whilst also maintaining her busy Bowen Therapy practice.

Course programme

Anatomy & Physiology

This Distance-Learning Course, leading to a professional qualification and written and tutored by Complementary Therapists, is packed with information.

The course consists of individual lessons and homework and is followed, after completion of the course, by the Examination.

This Course has been designed to:

1. introduce students to the structure and related functions of the human body that are relevant to the practice of Complementary Medicine and

2. develop understanding of principles and their application in human physiology that underlay the treatments and practices of Complementary Medicine.

Accredited by: The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

Accepted by The Bowen Association (UK), BTER, The Institute of Phytobiophysics, The School of Electro-crystal Therapy and TASK. Accepted by ITEC as APL (accreditation for prior learning) subject to ITEC current terms.

Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus

• Chemistry Of Life: Building Blocks: Carbon, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur, Sodium, Magnesium, Chlorine, Iron, Iodine
• Organic Compounds: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic Acids
• Properties Of Water, Salt & Electrolytes
• Introduction To Anatomy & Physiology: Fibonacci sequence, The Golden Section, Anatomical Positions, Relative positions
• Common Terms In Anatomy
• Acid, Base & Ph: pH Imbalance & Testing
• Metabolism
• Body Temperature
• Biological Organisation Of The Human Body: The Atom, Cellular Level, Organelles, Tissue, Organs, Body or Organ System, Organism
• the cell: The Outer Membrane, Cytoplasm, Nucleus, Organelles, Mitochondria, Vacuoles, Ribosomes, Endoplasmic reticulum, Lysosomes, Centrosomes and Centrioles, Chromatids, Centromere, Golgi apparatus
• Tissues: Epithelial Tissue, Nervous Tissue, Muscular Tissue, Connective Tissue
• Membranes: Synovial, Mucous, Serous
• The Integumentary System
• The Skin: Functions of the Skin, Protection, Temperature, Excretion and Secretion, Sensitivity, Composition of the Skin, Blood supply, Components
• Skin Types
• Skin Healing
• Sample Disorders Of The Integumentary System: Congenital: Eczema, Psoriasis. Bacterial: Acne Vulgaris, Acne Rosacea, Boils, Abscess, Carbuncle, Folliculitis, Impetigo, Pityriasis. Viral: Verrucas, Herpes Fungal. Infestation. Pigmentation Disorders: Ageing Spots, Albinism, Chloasma, Ephelides, Lentigo, Moles/Naevae, Stains, Vitiligo. General Disorders: Allergic reaction, Asteatosis, Broken capillaries, Comedones, Corns, Crow's feet, Lumps/Fatty Tissue/Lipomas , Milia, Rashes, Urticaria, UV damage. Cancer: Basal cell carcinoma, Melanoma, Squamous cell carcinoma
• The Digestive System
• Components Of The Digestive System: The Mouth, Salivary Glands, The Oesophagus, The Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, The Liver, Pancreas
• Sample Disorders Of The Digestive System: Anorexia, Appendicitis, Bulimia, Cirrhosis, Coliac disease, Colic, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Cystic fibrosis, Diarrhoea, Diverticular disease, Flatulence, Gallstones, Gastritis, Haemorrhoids, Heartburn, Hepatitis, Hernia, Hiccoughs, H. pylori, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Jaundice, Stress, Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis
• The respiratory system
• Organs of respiration
• Respiration
• External Respiration
• Internal Respiration
• Gaseous interchange
• Chemoreceptors
• The Brain Connection
• The Lungs: The Bronchus, Alveoli
• The diaphragm
• Sample disorders of the respiratory system: Acute Respiratory Distress, Allergens, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Diseased Lungs, Emphysema, Hay Fever, Pneumonia, Pleurisy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Stress, Tuberculosis
• The Cardio-Vascular System
• The Heart: Chambers, Tricuspid Valve, Pulmonary Artery, Pulmonary Veins, Mitral Valve, Aortic Artery, Coronary Arteries, Endocardium, Myocardium, Pericardium
• Heart/Lungs Connection
• Circulation Of Blood Around The Body: Arteries, The Descending Aorta, The Ascending Aorta, Veins
• Main Arteries And Veins: of Head, Neck and body
• Blood Composition: Blood-type compatibility's
• Filtration
• Blood Pressure: Maintenance of Pressure
• Sample Disorders Of The Cardio-Vascular System: Abnormal Bruising, AIDS/HIV, Anaemia, Arrhythmia, Angina, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Blue Baby, Cholesterol - high, Congestive Heart Failure, Haemophilia, Haemorrhoids, Heart Murmurs, Hepatitis ABCD, Hodgkins's Disease, Hypertension, Hypotension, Leukaemia, Phlebitis, Septicaemia, Thrombosis, Varicose Veins
• The lymphatic system
• Overview
• Defence
• Fluid connection
• Blood connection
• Lymphatic vessels
• Lymph nodes
• Spleen
• Tonsils
• Sample disorders of the lymphatic system: Lymphoedema, Lymphomas
• The immune system
• Reticulo-endothelial system (res)
• Non-specific defences
• Phagocytosis
• T-cells
• B-cells
• The nervous/neurological system
• Nerve cells and glial cells
• Neurons
• Fight/flight syndrome
• Glossary
• spinal and cranial nerves
• central nervous system: the brain, the spinal cord
• peripheral nervous system: Sympathetic, Parasympathetic
• Sample Disorders Of The Nervous System: Adht, Alzheimer's disease, Asperger's disease, Autism, Bell's Palsy, Bipolar Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, M.E., Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuritis, Neuralgia, Parkinson's Disease, Sciatica, Schizophrenia, Spina bifida, Stroke
• The Reproductive System
• Female: Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, Uterus, Vagina, Menstrual Cycle, Breasts
• Male: Testes, Scrotum, Penis, Prostate gland, Seminal vesicle
• Sample Disorders Of The Reproductive System: Amenorrhoea, Cancer, Dysmenorrhoea, Ectopic Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Enlarged Prostate, Impotence, Infertility, Labial adhesions, Menstrual problems, Ovarian Tumours, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian torsion, PMS, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Sterility, Thrush, Toxic shock syndrome, Vaginal bleeding, Vulvovaginitis
• The Endocrine-System
• Components: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Pineal, Hypothalamus, Thymus, Pancreas, Pancreatic Endocrine Hormones, Suprarenal/Adrenal Glands, Ovaries, Testes
• The hormone thermostat
• Sample disorders of the endocrine system: Addison's Disease, Adrenal Cancer, Cushing's Syndrome, Diabetes, Goitre, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Menstrual problems, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid nodes - solitary, Thyroiditis
• Excretory/urinary system
• Components
• Sample disorders of the excretory/urinary system: bladder Diverticulitis, Blood in the urine, Calculus/Kidney Stones, Cystitis, Dialysis for malfunction of the kidneys, Enuresis/Incontinence, Nephritis/Brights Disease, Prostate - enlarged, Pyelonephritis, Uraemia
• The skeletal system
• Anatomical
• Protection
• Bones of the body
• Planes
• Fractures
• Joints: joint flexibility
• Cartilage: Hyaline/Articular Cartilage, Fibro-cartilage, Elastic Cartilage
• Sample Disorders Of The Skeleton: Atrophy, Bunion, Bursitis, Cancer, Congenital dislocation of the hip, Dislocation, Dizziness in head, Disc Problems, Fracture, trauma fracture, broken bones, Gout, Hernias/Prolapse, Hormonal changes, Knee pain, Lower back pain, Osteomalacia, Osteomyelitis, Osteoporosis, Osteonecrosis, Osteosclerosis, Paget's Disease, Rheumatism, Rickets/Osteomalacia, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder pain, Spondylytis, Spondylytis - ankylosing, Stress, Stress Fracture, Synovitis, Tendonitus
• The muscular system
• Muscles: Involuntary, Cardiac, Smooth muscles, Voluntary, Muscle Movement, Functions of muscles, Main Muscles of the Body
• Fascia
• Sample disorders of the muscular system: Atony, Atrophy, Cramp, Fibromyalgia, Fibrositis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle fatigue, Muscular dystrophy, Muscular rupture, Myasthenia gravis, Myositis, Poliomyelitis, RSI, Rupture, Sciatica, Shin-splints, Spasm, Spasticity, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Strains, Sprains, Stress, Tetanus, Torticollis, Traumatic injury

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The fee of £470 includes the Distance-Learning Modules: £380 and the examination: £90.

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