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Anatomy and Physiology QLS Level 4


Is your desired career in anatomy and physiology? This Anatomy and Physiology QLS Level 4 course can help you achieve this, by developing your skills and knowledge you need to be one step closer to your dream job!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Anatomy and Physiology Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


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.

Study Options

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Course code: OSC997
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Course overview

  • Learn how the endocrine systems are made up of glands and hormones that regulate the body.
  • Recognise that the circulatory system consists of heart, blood, and blood vessels.
  • Identify 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.
  • Learn about our reproductive systems.
  • Understand genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms.
  • Recognise that muscles are discrete organs, which are constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves.

Study this Anatomy and Physiology Level 2 course and be one step closer to achieving a career in the industry you desire. Whether you are looking to pursue a career in physiotherapy, the health and fitness industry or even beauty, this course will help you develop your skills and knowledge to achieve the job of your dreams.

During this Level 4 course, you will explore cells and tissues, areas of the brain, the cardiovascular system, and much more.

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.

Course content

  • Cells and organelles
  • Fluid mosaic model of a cell membrane
  • Substance transportation
  • Cell respiration
  • DNA
  • Cell replication
  • Transcription

  • Blood system
  • Plasma
  • The nervous system
  • Synapse and neurotransmitters
  • Areas of the brain
  • Grey matter and white matter
  • The spinal cord
  • Automatic nervous system

  • Lymphatic system
  • Endocrine system
  • Hypothalamus and pituitary

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Structures of the heart
  • Blood supply to the heart
  • Blood pressure
  • Respiratory system

  • Digestive system
  • Main structures of the digestive system
  • Function of liver and pancreas
  • Urinary system
  • The kidneys

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Skeleton
  • Joints
  • Reproductive system
  • Female and male reproductive system

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes.

This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

The Quality License Scheme’s 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.

Extra information

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.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

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!

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Upon completion of this Anatomy and Physiology Level 4 course, you will be able to study further and enhance your anatomy and physics base knowledge. Whether you want to go into physiotherapy, health care, or beauty, there are many different avenues you can take.

Here’s just a few job roles that will use the skills and knowledge of this course:

  • Nurse
  • Physio therapist
  • Massage therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Beauty therapist
  • Prosthetist


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. Although we recommend that you study anatomy and physiology level 2 and 3 before progressing to Level 4, particularly if you have no prior experience of the subject.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College pen
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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 Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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