Level 1 Online Theory Module


A thorough grounding in lymphatic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and the body's physiological responses in the application of the Dr Vodder method of MLD.

This course is a pre-requisite for any Level 1 Practical and may also be taken as a stand-alone course for CPD points (40 hours of online study).

Estimated study time is 25 - 40 hours.

There is an online multi-choice exam which requires a 70% pass with two attempts allowed.

There are 3 course components

Online Lectures

Prepared by the Medical Director, Dr Vodder Akademie International and covering the history and context of MLD, A&P of the lymph system, properties of loose connective tissue and pathological  changes occurring as a result of impaired lymph flow.

Dr Vodder Textbook

Dr Vodder's MLD, A Practical Guide. Wittlinger 2nd Ed.

Available from Google Books and other online booksellers. Please consider the environment and use an e-version.

(Text not included in course fee)

Online Resources

#MovingLymphOnline offers learning objectives, study guides, self-test quizzes, and tutorial excerpts.

This companion course is designed to guide you through the online course material and enhance your learning experience.

How to enrol

The Level 1 Online Theory Module is included in your initial registration fee when you enrol in any Level 1 Course. Once completed it is valid for any Level 1 Practical for 2-years

Purchase as a stand-alone course at #MovingLymphOnline

Enrolment is open to therapists with an eligible qualification, see a list of all eligible qualifications here.


As a post graduate training program, it is assumed that all participants will have an existing clinical framework in which knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology are integrated into health service delivery. 


Therefore following will be assumed

  • >100 hours of study in human anatomy and physiology

  • Fundamental knowledge of

    • circulatory system

    • nervous system

    • immune system

  • Understanding of common medical terminology including

    • ​anatomical directions and planes

    • common pathologies such neuralgia, nephritis, seroma etc.​