Embark on a three-day exploration of the human form and function through the lens of fascia anatomy and science, led by a team of world-renowned authorities.
The Fascia Dissection Course is an extraordinary event that offers an unparalleled opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of fascia anatomy. The course will be conducted by a team of world-renowned authorities in the field, led by Clinical Anatomist John Sharkey, who is highly respected for his expertise in the fascial network.
The event will take place at the prestigious University of Witwatersrand School of Anatomical Sciences, located in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa. This historic venue provides a unique backdrop for the course, with state-of-the-art facilities that are perfectly suited to the dissection and exploration of human anatomy.
Over three days, participants will delve deep into the intricacies of the fascia system, gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of this connective tissue in human movement, posture, and overall health. The course is designed to revolutionise the way you view and work with the human body, providing an unparalleled educational experience that will have a transformative impact on your professional practice.
The team of world-renowned experts will present the latest research on fascia and demonstrate unique dissection techniques that highlight the tensegrity-based architecture of fascia. Through these activities, participants will gain a new perspective on the human body, with a greater appreciation for the interconnectedness of the fascial network.
In addition to the scientific exploration, the Fascia Dissection Course promises to be an unforgettable experience, with a carefully crafted programme of anatomical activities that will leave a lasting impression on all participants. Whether you are a healthcare professional, movement practitioner, or simply have an interest in human anatomy, this historic event represents a pioneering opportunity to advance your knowledge and understanding of fascia in South Africa.
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Experience the unique opportunity to dissect, observe, and explore the intricacies of the cadaver form, gaining a comprehensive appreciation of anatomical relationships. Our course will help you identify anatomical compartments, virtual spaces, their contents, and the interconnected nature of form, deepening your knowledge of the human body’s complex structures.
We will specialise in fascial and osseofascial structures and consider their mechanotransduction, embryology, and tensegrity. Our expert instructors will lead discussions on fascial concepts on the cadaver, enabling you to practically apply this knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of fascial structures.
You will also have the chance to participate in producing bespoke anatomical fascial specimens for educational purposes through teamwork. Our focus on the practical application of theoretical concepts will help you gain a unique perspective on the human body and its functions.
By joining us, you will gain a deeper appreciation of the vital role of fascia in human anatomy and the interrelated nature of the body’s structures. The experience promises to be unforgettable, offering unparalleled opportunities to explore, dissect, and learn from the human cadaver.
The fee for the Fascia Focused Dissection Course is as follows.
This is the pricing structure for individual bookings.
Standard Registration – €2,790.00
Earlybird Registration – €2,590.00
Individuals can register by paying a deposit of €500.00 with the balance of €2,090.00 due before the cut-off date specified for each course.
Bookings after a specified date for each course can only be made by paying the full fee of €2,790.00.
This is the pricing structure when booking for groups of five or more. To qualify for this pricing all bookings and payments must be made together.
Places booked before the cut-off date specified for each course – €2,500.00 per person
Places booked after the cut-off date specified for each course – €2,700.00 per person
Groups registering before the cut-off date specified for each course can do so by paying a deposit of €500.00 per person with the balance of €2,000.00 per person due by the cut-off date specified for each course.
Bookings after the cut-off date specified for each course can only be made by paying the full group seminar fee of €2,700.00 per person.
Online booking is carried out via Paypal with payment processed in EURO.
Please contact our office of administration on +353 (1) 8827777 if you require further information or wish to speak to John Sharkey before making your booking.
Whether you are a healthcare professional, manual or movement therapist, researcher, or simply have a passionate interest in fascia and human anatomy, this Fascia Focused Dissection Course is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.
We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, providing a collaborative learning environment that fosters the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Our inclusive approach is grounded in the belief that everyone can benefit from a deeper understanding of the human body, and that diversity in backgrounds and experiences enriches the learning experience for all. As such, we encourage anyone with a keen interest in fascia and human anatomy to join us, regardless of their professional or educational background.
This rare and unique three-day dissection course offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the human form through the lens of fascia anatomy. The course is highly practical, involving the use of human cadavers, and provides a hands-on learning experience that goes beyond what can be taught in textbooks.
There will be no formal assessment in this course. Participants are encouraged to engage in personal enquiry, ask questions and participate in discussions.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. Participants are expected to have a keen interest in fascia anatomy and human form. Participants should also be comfortable working with human cadavers.
Note: This course is highly practical and may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or sensitivities to human cadavers. Please contact us at [email protected] or +35318827777 if you have any concerns.
Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.
John Sharkey MSc, who leads the course, is a Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, and a recognised authority in Living tensegrity and fascia science (Fasciategrity).
John is joined on each Dissection course by a host of experts from around the world.
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:
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.