Anatomy Level 2 Heading

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT – Here is an overview of what it will offer

An understanding of anatomy & physiology is essential for all those working in beauty & holistic therapies. This course will cover a complete understanding of the structure and function of the body and the various systems, conditions and contraindications will ensure accurate treatment performance and ensure you are able to answer knowledge assessments covering:


  • The function growth and repair cycle of theĀ  skin
  • Cardiovascular system
  • functions of the blood
  • constituents of blood
  • structure and purpose of blood vessels
  • primary vessels in the common treatment areas: head and body
  • blood pressure

Lymphatic system

  • structure and function of the lymphatic system
  • composition of lymph fluid
  • major lymph nodes: head, neck and body

Nervous system

  • structure of the nervous system: central, peripheral and autonomic

Skeletal system

  • structure of the skeleton: bones of the head, bone and structure of the spine, bones of the torso, bones of the upper limbs, bones of the hands, bones of the lower limbs and bones of the feet
  • range of movement provided by each type of joint
  • types of synovial joints and their location

Muscular system

  • the different types of muscular tissue and indicate the typical location
  • main functions of skeletal muscle
  • muscles of the head, face, neck, shoulder, arm and hand, hip, leg and feet, thorax and abdomen
  • the action of muscles of the head, face, neck, shoulder, arm and hand, hip, leg and feet, thorax and abdomen


  • structure and function of the urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra

Digestive system

  • the process of digestion

Endocrine system

  • function of the endocrine system
  • location of the following glands: pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas (islets of langerhans) and gonads
  • for each of the above endocrine glands state the functions and hormones they secrete

Reproductive system

  • male/female genitalia