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How the Body Works


Online Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Course

This comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand anatomy and physiology course teaches you how the body works so you can better understand all 12 body systems and why diseases occur.

Over 14 lectures, you will be introduced to each body system and learn about the organs which make up each system, how they function and the diseases that can occur when the body is out of balance.

At the end of the course, you’ll know how the body digests food, why cancer manifests in certain people, the causes of allergies and the driving factors behind infertility and hormone issues, plus much more!

How the Body Works teaches you:

  • How each body system functions and the way different organs work synergistically to keep the body healthy.

  • The warning signs and symptoms to look out for when disease occurs.

  • A naturopathic insight into health and disease processes and how to adopt an individualised approach to health.

  • How nutrition, lifestyle, herbal medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy can benefit each body system.

Understand your body, better your health


Why learn about the human body?

Understanding how the body works is invaluable as not only could it improve your health, it will enable you to help others with theirs, too.

Have you ever wondered why some people suffer with hay-fever and allergies, whereas others don’t? And why certain foods trigger digestive complaints like heartburn, IBS and bloating?

Or why some women breeze through menopause and their monthly periods but others experience awful symptoms such as hot flushes, abdominal pain and breakouts?

During this course, you will gain in-depth knowledge and insight into the ins and outs of the human body, from cells and genetics, right through to bones, muscles, nerves and hormones. There is also a whole module dedicated to cancer, explaining how and why it presents


CNM Certificate in How The Body Works.

Who should take this course?

This introductory level anatomy and physiology course can be taken as a standalone Short Course for those wanting to learn how the body functions, or as the foundation course for one of CNM’s diploma courses. It is ideal for those intending to change careers and train in natural medicine; anyone with a health condition who wants to better understand what is happening in their body; and those with a curious mind who enjoy learning about the body and health.


General Naturopathic Council (GNC) accredited Level 4 for Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD): This course is worth 80 CPD points awarded by the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

What our students say

“I loved it! I must say, no other program I looked at had this beautifully in-depth “how the body works” course. Other courses were all focusing on trend diets, cleanses and completely skipping over the basics of the body. I eagerly soaked up all of this information and found it to be utterly fascinating. Thank you for putting together such an interesting class”

Lauren, Student

“I’ve recently completed the “How the Body Works” online course. Let me just tell you just HOW inspiring it was, I loved every nano second of it and much like a favourite book, did not want to get to the last page. The way things are explained is so fascinating and engaging.”

Veronica, Student

“I liked all of the lectures but mostly I enjoyed learning about skin and breathing conditions and applying the natural approach to my friends and family to try to improve their standard of living.”

Duncan R., Health Coach Student

“Very clear teaching style. I enjoyed all the lectures. Informative and helpful comparing conventional and natural approaches to healing.”

Charlotte N., Health Coach Student

“I found Bobby great to listen to – he delivers the content really well. I really like the way he gives examples of conditions he has treated at his clinic throughout and helps bring the content to life.”

Emily J., Health Coach Student

“Really informative course. Handouts and lecture notes are very useful and highlight the key points well. Bobby explains each topic really well and makes it easy to understand. I really enjoyed this course and feel I have learnt a lot.”

Krishna P., Health Coach Student

“Absolutely fantastic. I was very impressed by the quality of the lectures and the information.”

Sarah J., Health Coach Student

“I thoroughly loved and enjoyed listening to the lectures and found the analogies used by Bobby to describe complex system to be the most intriguing. I enjoyed the holistic and naturopathic approach given at the end of each lecture to deal with various ailments which can be easily incorporated to modify lifestyle towards a healthier way of living. There was nothing that I didn’t like or didn’t understand.”

Ritu A., Health Coach Student

“I have studied anatomy and physiology many time including at university and this is the most engaged I have ever felt in my learning. Bobby had such a great way of explaining the content which made me look up so many topics and understand them better.”

Chloe B., Health Coach Student

“I absolutely enjoyed how Bobby conducts his lectures. He is very articulate and makes the lectures easy by providing analogies that are easily stored in the memory. I appreciated the fact he had additional and thorough explanation to back up the lecture handouts. Bobby made this module worthwhile. I was getting bit sad every time a lecture ended, but excited to start another one.”

Mihret B., Health Coach Student

About the lecturer

Bobby Qureshi mANP rGNC

Qualifications: Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost.) with Distinction. CNM Diploma in Naturopathy.

Background: As CNM’s Director of Education Bobby works closely with the CNM Course Directors to oversee the College’s diverse academic disciplines. In addition, Bobby lectures on Biomedicine and Naturopathy, and has previously lectured and examined musculoskeletal medicine at Master’s degree level.

Bobby has obtained a wealth of clinical experience in many UK-based practices and has also volunteered his specialist skills overseas in Kenya, India, St Lucia, and the Philippines. In his practice, Bobby regularly utilises naturopathic medicine, drawn from his further training at CNM.

Study Online

  • Study in your own time.
  • Study from anywhere in the world.
  • Includes 14 in-depth video lectures with one of CNM’s highly qualified lecturers.
  • Be tutored by a Natural Health Practitioner.


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