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Anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapists

By: Francesca Gould

ISBN: 978-1-4085-1569-3

RRP: £19.99

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapists 3rd Edition is primarily aimed at students on Level 2 and 3 beauty therapy and complementary therapy courses. It matches the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) specifications, which is the Government framework for recognising achievement.  Therefore, the book is suitable for anyone taking a professional beauty, complementary or sports course with awarding bodies such as VTCT, ITEC, City & Guilds, CIDESCO, and CIBTAC. The information is presented in a vibrant new text design and provides clear explanations in Francesca’s popular user-friendly style.

This book differs from the previous edition as it has been updated to include pathology and discusses various diseases and how they may affect treatment, including photographs of the conditions. In fact, there are more diagrams and photographs in this new edition than ever before to aid learning and understanding. Level 3 content has been flagged throughout the book and is colour coded so if students are studying at Level 2, they don’t have to worry about learning this more detailed information. There is also the new Memory Jogger feature which helps students remember important facts and helps them recall these in an exam situation. These types of memory aids have been proven to be very effective. However, as in the previous edition, there are still an abundance of fun activities and tasks to help engage and motivate the reader with their learning.

Click on the mapping grid on the right to see how the book is complemented by the Tutor Resource (978-1-4085-1822-9). 



1: Cells and tissues
2: Skin, hair, nails and common pathologies
3: Skeletal system and common pathologies
4: Muscular system and common pathologies
5: Nervous system and common pathologies
6: Endocrine system and common pathologies
7: Respiratory system and common pathologies
8: Cardiovascular system and common pathologies
9: Lymphatic system and common pathologies
10: Digestive system and common pathologies
11: Urinary system and common pathologies
12: Reproductive system and common pathologies