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Anatomy and Physiology QLS Level 4

Anatomy and Physiology QLS Level 4

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Achievement: Level 4

Hours approx: 140

Support: 1 year

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Course Information

If you want to develop your knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

From careers in medicine and physiotherapy to ergonomic, product design and the health and fitness industry, Anatomy and Physiology is an important subject.

Anatomy is the science which deals with the description of the structure of cells, tissues, organs and organisms.

Physiology is the science which deals with the study of the function of cells, tissues, organs and organisms, which tries to explain with the application of physics and chemistry. Anatomy is the study of the structures of body parts and their relationships to one another. Physiology is the study of the functions of the body.

The Distance Learning Anatomy & Physiology course will help you understand the fundamentals of cell chemistry and biology, looking at the various organ systems of the body. Students will gain a knowledge of the muscular and skeletal systems; also covering the subject of genetics and reproduction.

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

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You must successfully complete a series of assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed and you have met the required outcomes, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Awarding Organisation

Quality License Scheme

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). Learn Now Distance Learning College is a reseller for OSC.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme 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 Quality License Scheme 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 will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

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