Frequently Asked Questions?
We make our courses hands-on and interactive so there is lots of time to practice and apply what you are learning and have fun in the process. Putting the information across in innovative ways helps to capture your attention and make it relevant to what you do in your work.
Most of our courses are held in either Brighton or Central London, within easy reach of public transport. All the courses involving days in the dissection labs are held at Kings College University, Guys campus, near London Bridge. We do also travel further afield when there are groups requesting a class.
Generally, we start at 10am, go through until 1.30 - 2-ish, take a good lunch break and then have a half – three-quarters of an hour break in the afternoon, before finishing at 5pm.
We offer courses at a variety of different levels to suit differences in people's backgrounds. Some of these will provide a brief recap of the basic points before they go into more depth. Consider two types of memories. Some information will be strongly in 'recall memory': you can recall answers to questions straight away. Some questions you know you know the answers to but know you knew it once someone tells you the answer. This is 'recognition memory'. If your knowledge of anatomy and physiology fits into the latter category - then our recap course may be for you. We do go over things to allow you to recall them. And we take a fast-paced trip through all the systems of the body to get you on top of the knowledge again. After that, you may be interested to go on to the further courses.
Most of our courses offer CPD – continuing professional development and so do assume a basic, if rusty, existing knowledge. They aim to refresh what you ‘should’ know and then add to that knowledge, keeping it relevant to what you do as a practitioner. Our courses are more advanced and specialised than general anatomy courses and go beyond the typical ITEC or other Level 3 qualifications.
Not specifically, but we do offer repeat classes at half price and may be able to offer discounts if more than one class is booked at the same time.
Although there is no one body that could accredit the type of anatomy and physiology courses we offer, we are accredited by many different organisations specific to a particular therapy. Currently these include the APNT, KF, Bowtech, BTER, AoR, Balens Insurance,* for both the Foundation Certificate in Body Science and CPD courses. We are working with a few other organisations to offer accreditable CPD to their members too.
*If your governing body is not listed here, but you would like to find out if these courses could count, please let us know and we will find out.
There are few set guidelines about what is required for 'CPD' in our field. While some of the governing bodies of different therapies have some stipulations, it is in general limited to those therapies that undergo much more training in the first instance.
No. Apart from anything else it takes ages and is a bit smelly. However, we do have many pre-dissected specimens that show most of the structures we talk about from various angles and depths of dissection. The folk who prepare these specimens are really very skilled at what they do and we would be hard pushed to match it!
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