"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit."
"Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations."
Norman Cousins
"Grants for producing data are abundant but there are hardly any awards for standing back in contemplation of the deeper things."
John Maddox
"Socrates, you will remember, asked all the important questions but he never answered any of them."
Dickinson W Richards
"The object of education is to rouse the mind and let it make acquaintance with its own powers and inclinations, so that it may judge of its own natural fitness what it is able to do the best."
Peter Mere Lantham
"The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too."
Lord Fisher
"It is through the experience of this network that we are able to contact the full reach, range and potential of our kinesthetic experience."
James Oschman (albeit talking about meridians!)
"There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts."
J. W. Alexander
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
George Bernard Shaw
"Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead."
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
"Education is . . . hanging around until you've caught on."
John Ruskin
"Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them."
Lord Chesterfield
"We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we have still to make of a study of 'and.'"
Sir Arthur Eddington
"Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack."
Henry Miller
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
"Science is to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought."
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"Half of what you are taught as medical students will in 10 years time have been shown to be wrong. The trouble is none of your teachers know which half."
C Sidney Burwell
"There is no art yet known which may not contribute somewhat to the improvement of medicine."
John Morgan

Questions? Answers...

Here are some of the questions we have been asked - if they don't answer your query please contact us directly.

  • Where are the courses held?

    Where are the courses held?

    Most of our courses are held in Central London, within easy reach of tube, train and bus services. All of the courses involving days in the dissection labs are held at Kings College University, Guys campus, near London Bridge.

    Since moving to Somerset we are also going to run some from there in the future. Keep an eye on the website or sign up for newsletters to find out.

    Please do also contact us with any particular requests or if you would be interested in organising a course in your area.

  • What are the hours each day?

    What are the hours each day?

    Generally speaking we start at 10am, go through until 12-ish, take a good lunch break and then have a half – three-quarters of an hour break in the afternoon, before finishing at 5pm. It is not uncommon that on the last day that people leave a little early and I think that is because they have had a lot to take in rather than because they are bored!

  • I found it hard enough to study the science the first time, why would I want to do it again?

    I found it hard enough to study the science the first time, why would I want to do it again?

    It is a tricky topic and many people who enter these fields of work do not necessarily come from an academic background and find the study of anatomy and physiology challenging and difficult. We really do try to address this by making our courses very interactive so there is lots of time to practice and apply what you are learning and have fun in the process. We do our best to put the information across in innovative ways that we hope will capture your attention and finally we make it relevant to what you do in your work and as easy as possible to remember.

    Even if you have done courses before there is always more to learn and add in and help your understanding of what you are doing (why do you think we teach?!).

  • I have studied before and don't really want to get stuck learning the same stuff over again at a slow pace...

    I have studied before and don't really want to get stuck learning the same stuff over again at a slow pace...

    We have aimed to 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 the A&P fits into the latter category - can't quite remember the name of those tiny neck muscles or the jobs done by each cranial nerve then our recap course may be for you before you move on to new territory. We will go over things but allow you to recall them. We will not spend time rehashing the basics but will 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.

  • Where do your level of courses fit into the scheme of things?

    Where do your level of courses fit into the scheme of things?

    Most of our courses offer CPD – continuing professional development and do assume a basic, if rusty 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.

    So they are more advanced and specialised than general anatomy courses out there and go beyond the typical ITEC or other Level 3 qualifications.

  • Do you offer concessionary rates?

    Do you offer concessionary rates?

    Not specifically, but we do have a number of deals available – see the deals page!

  • What is continuing professional development all about?

    What is continuing professional development all about?

    At the moment there are few set guidelines about what is required for 'CPD' in this 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. However, we are beginning to work with a number of the umbrella organisations to provide courses useful for particular therapies.

  • Are your courses accredited?

    Are your courses accredited?

    Unfortunately there is currently no one body that would accredit the type of anatomy and physiology courses we offer. So we have gone the route of getting accreditation by a number of different organisations; most of these are specific to a particular therapy. Currently these include the APNT, KF, Bowtech, BTER, AoR, Balens Insurance, for both the Certificate in Body Science and CPD courses and we are currently working with a few other organisations to offer accreditable (is that a word?) CPD to their members too. If your governing body is not above but you would like to find out if these courses could count then please do get in touch and we are happy to approach any of them.

  • On the dissection courses to we actually get to dissect?

    On the dissection courses to we actually get to dissect?

    Not really. Apart from anything else it takes ages and is a bit smelly. However, we do have a large number of pre-dissected specimens that we look at that show pretty much 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!

  • I notice that you also now run the Upledger Institute UK – does this mean College of Body Science is linked to it?

    I notice that you also now run the Upledger Institute UK – does this mean College of Body Science is linked to it?

    No, these are two separate enterprises. We share our time between the two and put on the variety of courses under different banners. However, you are going to be able to pay for College of Body Science courses online via the UIUK website – this is simply as it was a far easier job to attach a few options to that site rather than have two completely separate sites – however, if it proves a really popular way to pay then maybe we will add that function into the CBS website in the future!