1Course Overview

Anatomy and Physiology Levels 3 and 4

Course code: OSC1121

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Learn everything about anatomy and physiology with this combined level 3 and 4 course.

Whether you are looking to pursue a career in physiotherapy, the health and fitness industry or even medicine, this course will help you develop your skills and knowledge to achieve the job of your dreams.

Our level 3 and 4 combined course in anatomy and physiology will enable you to:

  • Identify and explain the 6 levels of structural organisations of 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
  • Learn about how the lymphatic system carries tissue fluid throughout body to fight infections and diseases

Study both levels 3 and 4 and be one step closer to achieving a career in anatomy and physiology.

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

All the materials will be sent to you by post, 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 75,000 students that have already done so.

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2Course Content
Anatomy and Physiology Level 3:

 

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
Anatomy and Physiology Level 4:

 

Unit 1: Introduction to Cells and Tissues
  • Characteristics of life
  • Basic chemistry
  • Molecules
  • Cell
  • Cell respiration
  • DNA
  • Cell replication
  • Transcription and translation
Unit 2: Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • The nervous system
  • Types of nerve cell
  • Action potential
  • Synapses and neurotransmitters
  • The central, peripheral and autonomic nerve system
  • The endocrine system
  • Pituitary hormones
  • Endocrine glands, hormones and tissues
  • The lymphatic system
  • Lymph nodes
  • Immunity
  • Antibodies and vaccinations
Unit 3: Human Circulatory, Cardiac and Respiratory Systems
  • The blood
  • Erythrocyte production and breakdown
  • Platelets and clotting
  • Blood groups and antigens
  • The cardiac system
  • Ventricular systole
  • Ventricular diastole
  • The respiratory system
Unit 4: Nutrition, Digestion and Excretion
  • The mouth and throat
  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small and large intestines
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • The process of digestion
Unit 5: Reproduction and Genetics
  • Reproduction research task
  • Genetics and inheritance
  • Haploid and diploid
  • Chromosomes
  • Inheritance and alleles
Unit 6: Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Types of movement
  • Injuries
  • Fractures
3Other 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

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 and level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

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 the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No, you will be assessed on your tutor marked assignment only.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 and Level 4.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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