1Course Overview

Anatomy and Physiology Level 4

Course code: OSC997

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Is your desired career in anatomy and physiology? This course can help you achieve this, by developing your skills and knowledge you need to be one step closer to your dream job!

This course will provide a comprehensive knowledge in: 

  • Understanding that tissue is a cellular organisational level intermediate between cells and a complete organ
  • Learning about how the lymphatic system carries tissue fluid throughout body to fight infections and diseases
  • How the endocrine systems is made up of glands and hormones that regulate the body
  • Knowing that the circulatory system consists of heart, blood, and blood vessels
  • Identifying the three types of blood vessels: arteries, veins and capillaries
  • Understand how the cardiovascular system is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients
  • Explore nutrition, digestion and excretion and how these functions work
  • Learning about our reproductive systems 
  • Understanding genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms
  • Knowing that muscles are discrete organs, which are constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves
  • Identifying the different types of movements

Study this course 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 online, 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 sent to you by post or via email, 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
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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 150 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

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post or online, plus tutor support by email. This means help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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 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. Although you may wish to study anatomy and physiology level 2 and 3 before progressing to Level 4, particularly if you have no prior experience of the subject.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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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