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!

  • 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