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Anatomy and Physiology Levels 3 and 4

Course Code: OSC1121
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

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 60,000 students that have already done so.

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

Course 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

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

    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 by ABC Awards.

    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 and 4 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 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
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • 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 Certificate.

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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