Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Module

NVQ Level 3 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Module


This accredited and certificated module provides students with a carefully sequenced learning experience that combines structured reading with online learning and assessment activities in preparation for a final online examination and written assignment linked to individual conditions and contraindications to treatment.

Your enrolment includes all administration and certification, FREE membership to ThinkTree Hub as a student and or full qualified member and TWO FREE comprehensive text books (see below, RRP £38.98) that are yours to keep and use within your studies and for reference when qualified and practicing as a therapist. Simply download the order form within the Course Introduction, add your details, attach the form and email the distributer who will dispatch both texts to arrive within 5 days completely free of charge.

Written in a clear approachable style, this is the most comprehensive text book currently available for anyone studying anatomy and physiology at level 2 or 3. Designed for use both in the classroom and as a home study resource, it provides all the information necessary to meet or exceed the curriculum requirements of all the major international awarding bodies. RRP £19.99






This book has been written from years of experience in working with and teaching massage and seeks to provide practical information on using massage to treat a range of medical conditions. Massage has been used for thousands of years to treat a whole array of conditions and was traditionally passed down through families as part of everyday life. With the increase in modern medicine two things have happened; firstly the power of massage has been largely forgotten, and secondly, with the increase of a litigious culture, it has been politicised and people have become scared to touch for fear of litigation. It seeks to both educate and empower two groups of people; the qualified massage practitioner wanting a ready reference book for unfamiliar conditions, and every day people wanting to help a friend or family member who is dealing with a health problem. While in many cases individuals will feel happier going to see a qualified practitioner, there may be times when for reasons of finance, life circumstances, or simply client choice, that this is not possible, and it is perfectly fine to use massage in the home. RRP £18.99

The Units you will study on this course are:

  1. The Organisation of the Body
  2. The Skin, Hair and Nails
  3. The Skeletal System
  4. The Muscular System
  5. The Nervous System
  6. The Endocrine System
  7. The Respiratory System
  8. The Cardiovascular System
  9. The Lymphatic and Immune System
  10. The Digestive System
  11. The Urinary System
  12. The Reproductive System

You will also be asked to submit a written assessment detailing four personal reflections aligned to specific conditions and the contraindications to treatment impacting on your professional practice. A detailed writing frame / guidance is provided, each reflection has a word count limit of 350 words.

A final online exam (open book) comprising of 50 multiple choice questions is the final assessment, the Pass mark required is 80%, resits are available at no cost.


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