The Advanced Anatomy course is a distance learning course and can be started at any time. We require the following before we can confirm your registration:

1. Registration form (please complete our online registration form)
2. Proof of completion of Basic Anatomy & Physiology
3. Payment of the course fee
4. Confirmation that you have purchased and received the required textbooks

This course is aimed at all non-clinically qualified clinical coders, case managers and healthcare managers, and all those desiring a career in Clinical Coding or Case Management.

The course takes place over a period of 6 to 9 months, with a written online test after each section.

Entry requirements: NQF 4: English, Mathematical Literacy, and completion of the Basic Anatomy & Physiology short course

Course fee: R 13 068

Course Content:

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology of the following body systems:
    • Digestive; Urinary; Male Reproductive; Female Reproductive; Nervous; Cardiovascular; Respiratory; Blood; Lymphatic and immune; Muscoskeletal; Integumentary; Endocrine
  • The sense organs: eye, ear, nose and tongue
  • Introduction to:
    • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy
    • Pharmacology
    • Psychiatry
  • Diseases Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Diseases/Disorders
    • Developmental/Congenital & Childhood
    • Immunological
    • Eye and Ear
    • Neurologic
    • Mental Disorders
  • Diseases and conditions resulting from trauma

Textbooks Required (can be purchased from

1. The Language of Medicine
9th Edition or later version
Davi-Ellen Chabner
ISBN 978-1-4377-2408-0

2. Essentials of Human Diseases
5th Edition of later version
Margaret Schell Frazier & Jeanette Drzymkowski
ISBN 978-1-4377-2409-7

3. Workbook for Essentials of Human Diseases
ISBN 978-1-4557-2846-6

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.

For more information or to register email