Anatomy and Physiology QLS Level 4

Course code: OSC997

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!

  • 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
Course overview

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.

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.

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
Extra info


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. 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).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.


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 student support
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE CV critique service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• FREE XO Student Discounts card
• *Comprehensive study guide
• *Open Study College pen and highlighter
• *Student study planner
• *Student notebook
• *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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