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Learning by Objectives

Be able to achieve by using behavioural objectives

to become

a Safe and Competent Therapist

Purpose of The Site

Many students studying Anatomy for the first time experience difficulty learning Surface and Living Anatomy. The aim of this WebSite is to provide access to a Method of Learning based on Behavioural Objectives. Each objective states in unambiguous terms, given certain conditions, what the student has to do to achieve a standard of competence.


There are currently 230 behavioural objectives. Each objective states in clear and unambiguous terms the performance to be demonstrated, the standard to be achieved and the conditions. In addition my new book  (Surface and Living Anatomy, available soon from Elsevier publishing)

The web site includes a subset of the objectives (around 100) and does not include the picture gallery. 

To achieve a standard of competence, students are required to progress through a series of logical  steps or criteria by which anatomical structures are identified by palpation .

These steps are listed with each objective.

The key to success in this step by step Learning Method is knowing where to start, to progress in simple, clear and related steps to reach the desired standard of competence.

This Website gives you an insight into what you can achieve by using Living Anatomy Learning Objectives.

Most of the web site is original work. Where material has been taken from published works, permission has been obtained or is being sought from the original publishers.

Behavioural Objectives Dedication Acknowledgments

Profile - Gordon Joslin OStJ

Gordon Joslin OStJ

Fellow of the College of Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Gordon Joslin qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1958 and a State Registered Nurse in 1960. In 1966 he graduated as a Teacher of Physiotherapy. Since then he has been Principal of the Royal Naval School and Joint Services School of Physiotherapy until 1983 developing experiences in Curriculum development and Modular programmes working with Specialist Education Centres of the Armed Forces. Examiner and Peripatetic Adviser to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Director of Physiotherapy Services for the Industrial Orthopaedic Society and Manager of a National Health Service District Physiotherapy Service, where he applied a wide experience of Management and Quality Assurance, to the Analysis and Provision of Health Care. During 1975 while serving in the Royal Navy, Gordon taught Western Medical Sciences to students studying Complementary Medicine at Leamington Spa until 1984. Moving to London he continued teaching at Complementary Therapy Centres and from the Autumn of 1996 to 2000 taught Anatomy to students studying on the Complementary Therapies B.Sc.( hons.) Degree course pioneered by the University of Westminster. As a Freelance Specialist Tutor teaching Anatomy, Physiology and General Pathology, Gordon has taught at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1988 where as the principal architect responsible as Module Coordinator and sole teacher for the professional design, development, integration and teaching of an interlinked, modular based programme of Western Medical Sciences. In the Spring of 2001 the College was granted Accreditation by the British Acupuncture Board. Having made a valued professional contribution to Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine over many years, Gordon now applies his energies and experience to researching new methods of teaching students, 'How to learn 'Anatomy, Physiology, General Pathology and Clinical Examination employing the Internet (, producing CD Roms, Distance Package Learning and small Group tutorials. Gordon lives in rural Hampshire where he shares a passion for watercolour painting and all matters equestrian with his supportive partner Joan.





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This page was last modified on 02 Mar 2008

Service Provision

Bronze. Students may take up a ,'Free start up ' package consisting of 100 of the behavioural objectives and criteria based on common questions asked in Living Anatomy. These are available free of charge on this Website.

Silver. Students may buy a copy of the book "Surface and Living Anatomy" (ISBN: 0 7234 3261 9) which comes with a CD Rom (Windows PC format) containing 230 objectives which includes the 100 behavioural objectives contained in the Bronze Service. 

Gold "Helping you to Achieve"
Individual Personalised Learning
and Small Group Tuition to help you learn. Workgroups are aimed at developing associations between Anatomy Skills, Physiology, Pathology theory and practical Skills, e.g. Examination & Assessment of the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive, Nervous & Locomotor Systems.

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