Meridian Home Study

Meridian Home Study

Meridian Education offers comprehensive distance education (home study) programming recognized by the International Academy of Applied Health. Home study units are only available to those who have not yet enrolled in the Massage Therapy program.

Students undertaking the Massage Therapy program must complete all selected home study units prior to the start of the Full-time program. Once enrolled, all study is completed on an in-class basis.

 

Information on Courses Offered

Meridian Educational Network programs are designed for home study. Each Meridian subject is representative of the same subject taught in either a 12 or 24 hour classroom format.

It allows student to undertake academic subjects at home and use their available classroom time for hands-on or skill development courses.

 

Introduction

Each subject has been developed using the core guidelines for the same subject offered in a classroom environment at the International Academy Health Education Centre. The International Academy fully accredits this program and upon successful completion of a subject, the International Academy will grant academic credit for the subject, as applicable, at the time of registration in a career program offered at the Academy through its three schools: International Academy of Massage, International Academy of Natural Health Sciences and International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine – www.intlacademy.com.

The highly qualified academic advisors who contributed to the development of a subject are noted at the beginning of each presentation.

Current SubjectsRequired Textbook

Anatomy/Physiology 1

Anatomy/Physiology 2

Anatomy/Physiology 3

Anatomy/Physiology 4

Primary textbook: for use in Anatomy/Physiology 1 to 4

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Elaine N. Marieb

Anatomy 5

Anatomy 6

Anatomy 7

Anatomy 8

Primary textbooks: for use in Anatomy 5 to 8.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th edition, written by Gerard J. Tortora and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski

Secondary textbooks: for use in Anatomy 5 to 8.

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 12th edition, Elaine N. Marieb R.N., Ph. D Person Education, Inc. San Francisco.

Nutrition 1No textbook
Pathology 1No textbook
Pathology 2

Primary textbook: for use in Pathology 2 to 8

Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists by Susan G. Salvo

Pathology 3

 

Pathology 4

 

Physiology 5

Physiology 6

Physiology 7

Physiology 8

Primary textbook: for use in Physiology 5 to 8.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th edition, written by Gerard J. Tortora and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski.

Research 1/Interpretive StudiesNo textbook

All books recommended may be purchased through your local book supplier or through the Academy by contacting admin@intlacademy.com

How Do I Order:

Email to: admin@intlacademy.com – include your Name, Address, email address, telephone number, and the program you’re currently registered in, if applicable.

Administration Introduction:

To assist the administration of a student’s pathway during his/her study of Meridian Educational programs, a student will be provided with an I.D. number, which must appear on all correspondence pertaining to Meridian. A set of policy & procedural guidelines, which includes Academic Honesty and Examination information, is located below.

• Questions:

If you have questions regarding the administration or procedural aspects of Meridian Educational Network, please email: admin@intlacademy.com,  Attention: Anka Pera

Subject support questions are to be directed to admin@intlacademy.com, with subject line stated as “Questions Anatomy 5”. So, even though the student is learning at home, help is available to assist as necessary. The tuition fee for each subject automatically includes the provision for a student to ask up to 10 questions by email, without charge. For students who would like additional support, packages of 5 enquires may be purchased for $25.00 plus GST., from the administration.

• Assignments:

If an assignment in a particular subject is required to be submitted for grading, instructions for sending it to the Academy will be indicated on the assignment. The assignments must be submitted prior to writing the final examination.

• Completion Time:

Each subject will provide the student with the estimated number of hours required to complete the course of study. Meridian Educational Network courses are designed to meet the time goals as established by the student and as such, a student may complete the subject requirements within the range of 1 week to 3 months from the date the course materials are provided to the student.

It is recommended, a student complete one level of study before undertaking the next level in the same subject area, e.g. A/P 1 to be completed before starting A/P 2, however, in the Anatomy/Physiology distance education series, this is not a requirement. For all subjects a student may also proceed to the next level without having taken the final examination for the preceding module, providing all assignments for the previous unit have been submitted. He/she must have completed the examination prior to starting the 3rd unit in a series.