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Anatomy and Physiology Level 4

Course Code: OSC997
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

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 50,000 students that have already done so.

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

Course 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

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

    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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    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 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. 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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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?

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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