How the Body Works Online


Study Online How the Body Works Understand body functions and why diseases occur Easy-to-follow, detailed lessons on all the body systems Study Online How the Body Works

Online Anatomy and Physiology 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.

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

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.


CNM Certificate in How The Body Works.


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

Understand your body, better your health

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

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
  • Be taught by one of CNM’s highly qualified Biomedicine lecturers
  • Tutoring available throughout your studies
  • Extensive handouts and case studies