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Anatomy and Physiology Level 3

Course Code: OSC996
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Are you interested in developing your knowledge further in anatomy and physiology? Well with this course you can do just that, from home!

This course will allow you to: 

  • Identify and explain the 6 levels of structural organisations of the body
  • Understand that the integumentary system is a organ system that protects the body from various types of damages
  • Learn that the epidermis is the most superficial layer of the skin that covers almost the entire body surface
  • Study the locomotive system and understand that it is an organ system that gives humans the ability to move using their muscular a skeletal systems
  • Understand that the nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body
  • Identify the different organs that function the respiratory system and are responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide
  • Explore how the circulatory system permits blood to circulate around the body
  • Understand how the immune system protects us against diseases
  • Study the digestive system and how its organs work together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body
  • Explore the functions of the endocrine system and how it collects glands that produce hormones
  • Develop knowledge about the reproductive system and explore both female and male functions
  • Know the function and different parts of the urinary system, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra

The course will allow you to study whenever you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the Human Body
    • Homeostasis
    • Anatomical regions and planes
    • Directional terminology
    • Cell structure, function and division
    • Types of tissue found in the body
    Unit 2: Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
    • Structure and function of the skeleton
    • Different muscle types in the body
    • Actions of different muscles
    • Structure and function of the nervous system
    Unit 3: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems
    • Function and structure of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
    • Function of blood in the body
    • Process of gas exchange in internal and external respiration
    • Function of the heart
  • Unit 4: Digestive and Endocrine
    • Main structures and function of the digestive system
    • How food is processed by the digestive system
    • Main structures and function of the endocrine system
    • Function of hormones in the body
    Unit 5: Integumentary and Immune Systems
    • Structure and function of the skin
    • Structure and function of the nails and hair
    • Main structures and function of the immune system
    • How the lymphatic system fights pathogens
    Unit 6: Renal and Reproductive Systems 
    • Key structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems
    • Journey of an egg from the ovary to fertilisation or menstruation
    • Main structure and functions of the renal system
    • The three stages of filtration in the kidneys

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required for this course. 

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. You will also get award-winning tutor support by email. So help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

You will have up to a full year to complete this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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