Galen Myotherapy
The world-leader in Canine Myotherapy education, treatment, and research

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

This is a Level 3 externally accredited course through the Laser Learning Awards. The course is aimed at students with no prior knowledge and is designed to give you a sound knowledge in basic canine anatomy and physiology.

It’s ideal for students who are looking to broaden their knowledge before or after different canine courses they may be taking such as hydrotherapy or grooming. It’s also a good starting point for those who are interested in studying Full Diploma course at a later date.


The Course Learning Journey

Below we've answered some of the common questions we get asked about our Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology course.

Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at students with no prior knowledge and is 100% online so you can complete it wherever you feel most comfortable — and whenever it best fits into your schedule.

Our course is suitable for:
  • Hydrotherapists and groomers looking to broaden their knowledge
  • Students looking for a theory only course
  • If you have no prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • People who enjoy distance study

How is the course structured?
This is purely a theory course which can be completed online via our dedicated Student Portal.

The course is divided into four units, each containing a number of tasks and learning topics (there are generally around 6/7 tasks within each unit).

Unit 1 – Cells and Skin
Unit 2 – The Skeletal System and the Muscular System
Unit 3 – The Circulatory and the Respiratory System
Unit 4 – The Nervous, Endocrine and Digestive Systems

The total learning hours for the course are 240 hours with each unit taking around 60 hours to complete. This is a home study course therefore you can complete it in your own time frame.

How is the course accredited and assessed?
This is a Level 3 externally accredited course through the Laser Learning Awards. The theory work is broken down into tasks which can be answered in a variety of formats including essays, video, template completion, diagram and forms to create a flexible and engaging learning process. There are no final theory exams as tutors continually assess knowledge throughout the course as each task is assessed on submission via our secure Student Portal. This ensures regular constructive and open feedback so all students are clear as to the expectations of the course.

How much does the course cost?
We're proud to offer this course to our students in India for the price of just ₹70,000

When can I start the course?
You can start the course at anytime as it can be completed online via our dedicated Student Portal.

How to enrol on the course?
If you wish to enrol on the course please contact us at or 01444 881027.

What happens after I enrol?
After enrolment, students are sent login information so that they can join our Student Portal and Resource Centre which enables access to further information and our dedicated forum.

Our team will be in contact with all new students via email to ensure they are happy with all the technical details of the course. We are always on hand to offer support through the whole learning journey and you can contact your tutor at anytime via the Student Portal.

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