Human Anatomy Dissection Course London UK

The bio-organic origami of the human fascial matrix.

Under the guidance of Clinical Anatomist John Sharkey and his team of renowned guest speakers, participants will gain a deep understanding of fascia and Living Tensegrity, making for an enriching educational experience at King’s College London.

About our Human Anatomy Dissection Seminar

  • UK
  • On Campus Learning
  • Weekdays
  • 3 Days

Renowned experts in anatomy and medicine, who hold formal university-accredited degrees in these fields, are invited to speak at the three-day special event. This creates an excellent blend of traditional or classical anatomy, taught as part of the medical curriculum, and a modern comparison to Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century.

The regular team members include Clinical Anatomist John Sharkey from Ireland, along with biotensegrity interest group experts Mark Flannigan, and Karen Kirkness from the UK, with additional members to be announced.

This unique dissection course will take place over three days at the School of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy at King’s College London.


In the summer, a group of world-renowned experts from various fields such as embryology, biomechanical engineering, molecular biodynamics, anatomy, anatomopathology, Yoga, Chiropractic, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Neuromuscular Therapy, Osteopathy, and biotensegrity will gather in London to explore the inner cosmos of human matter underpinned by the biotensegrity model.

Participants on the course will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their vision with this panel of internationally respected authorities.

We have taken great care to ensure the right mix of dissection investigation, educational presentations, and informative talks by pioneers and leaders in the fields of anatomy, medicine, movement, and manual therapies for the Human Anatomy Dissection Seminar.

What our gradutes say!

Some unsolicited testimonials from our graduates from over the years.
" If you understand the principles you can apply them in any situation "
Wilbour Kelsick
Dissection Attendee
" The amount of information I learned is greater than what I have learned in the past 10 years "
Steve Ganjemi
Dissection Attendee
" I feel a personal debt of gratitude to you all "
Patty Pinto
Dissection Attendee
" Pilates educator and event organiser from Sacramento California "
Nora St. John
Dissection Attendee
" I love this, I've been in my element and feel so comfortable "
Nikki Chrysostomou
Dissection Attendee
" I'm blown away - the level of dedication and passion is amazing "
May Kesler
Dissection Attendee
" As the science advances I have to learn more "
Madeline Black
Dissection Attendee
" This is priceless in terms of the gift that the cadavers give us "
Linda Currie
Dissection Attendee

Schedule and Locations

Booking Unavailable
London, England
King's College School Of Medicine, London
Weekday Course
Date To Be Confirmed

Full details for the Human Anatomy Dissection Course London UK Course

Get all the information about our UK Dissection Course Course. (Remember there's even more info in the FAQ section below).


Biotensegrity, the main theme of the course, is an emerging paradigm in the field of anatomy that emphasises the importance of the interconnectedness and continuity of the human body. This holistic approach to understanding the human form recognises that every part of the body is intricately linked and interdependent, and that our movement and posture are the result of the interplay between various structures and systems in the body.

The course’s special focus on Embryological Origins is particularly interesting, as it explores how the soft tissue’s stiffness or softness changes throughout our lives. This knowledge can have significant implications for understanding the development of various musculoskeletal disorders and injuries and how they may be treated or prevented.

Through the lens of BioTensegrity architecture, participants in this course will gain a deeper appreciation of how movement and form are interrelated from conception and throughout life. They will learn about the complex interactions between the body’s various systems, including the musculoskeletal, nervous, and fascial systems, and how they work together to create a resilient and adaptable structure.

This course is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in anatomy, movement, and manual therapies to deepen their understanding and expand their knowledge in this fascinating field.


The fee for the Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course for 2024 will be determined shortly.


The Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course is a highly specialised educational opportunity that is open to anyone with a keen interest and some knowledge of human anatomy. It is an excellent opportunity for students, healthcare professionals, manual therapists, neuromuscular therapists, movement specialists and researchers to deepen their understanding of the human body’s complexity and interconnectivity.


Each day will involve a short presentation before moving into the dissection room where under the guidance of clinical anatomist John Sharkey and a team of experienced dissectors you will dissect a specific area. There will be plenty of time for questions and personal enquiry.

This is a rare opportunity to explore the human form and our team of experienced tutors will do all we can to support you and make this a unique educational experience. We also hope to have an opportunity to investigate areas of participant’s own interest.

BioTensegrity- Genetics, Kinetics and Synergetics.
This three-day course will involve short presentations from John Sharkey and Joanne Avison. Following the short presentations learners will immediately begin the dissection having familiarised themselves with the local anatomy and topography.

Biotensegrity will be our main theme in the course providing the foundation for our understanding of the continuity of the human form.

A special focus will be around the subject of Embryological Origins; on a scale of softness to stiffness (of soft tissue) throughout our lives. Considering that we live and develop between conception and elderhood, as a tensioned network that relies on BioTensegrity organisation to grow and change and emerge differently, at any point in time; over time…. in a continuum.

Explore how movement and form, in BioTensegrity architecture, are exquisitely interrelated from conception and throughout life.

Expand your perception of our self-assembly and how humans as the architects become or respond to our loading history?

Question how does appropriate stiffness relate to tensional integrity and elasticity in motion; from the cradle to the grave?

Witness the tensional nature of the body while we discuss how we grow what we are looking at in the dissection; such as the heart, the limbs and viscera.


This Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course runs at the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy at King’s College, London and the schedule for 2024 will be determined shortly.

Meet The Team

John Sharkey MSc, who leads the course, is a Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, founding member of the Biotensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G) and programme leader of the Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy accredited by the University of Chester. John is joined on each Dissection course by a host of experts from around the world. Our 2023 team (more to be announced) are shown here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Training Centre have been delivering respected educational programmes since 1985 and during that time we have had many questions asked by potential students before registration. Here you can find the answers to the questions we receive most often.

This course is open to all individuals with a keen interest in fascia and human anatomy.

Due to the nature of dissection courses whereby many items, including cadavers, must be booked and paid for at least six months ahead of the scheduled course date, the refund policy is as follows:.

Where written notice of non-participation is received, fees will be refunded on the following scale:

  • Twelve weeks or more before the course start date – 80% refund
  • Less than twelve weeks before the course start date – 0% refund

Refunds cannot be considered in any circumstances less than twelve weeks before the course start date. All fees must be paid in full at least 12 weeks before the course starting date.

In some instances refunds will have the the payment processing company’s transaction fee deducted from any amount due. This occurs when the payment processor will not refund the transaction fee to NTC. In instances where the payment processor do refund the transaction fee to NTC this will also be refunded.

You should not book any non-refundable travel or accommodation until the NTC office of administration has confirmed the course. This will be done once the minimum required number of registrations has been received. Dissection courses are generally oversubscribed and confirmation of the course is generally issued many months in advance.

Our dissection courses offer a mix of fixation methods depending on the venue. This can range from fresh from frozen, Theil Soft Fixed and the more traditional Formalin and Formaldehyde method of fixation. We reserve the right to make changes to the fixation if necessary.

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