About the Level 4 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Certificate
There is so much to be learnt about the human body that it couldn’t possibly be squeezed into one single qualification. This is why we have developed the Advanced Anatomy and Physiology course – to help students build on the knowledge they gained in the standard Anatomy and Physiology course. While this Level 4 programme brushes on some of the topics in the Level 3 course, the material offers a deeper insight into the workings of the human body.
The course material is spread over 10 engaging home study modules. These modules each focus on different aspects of the human body. From the skeletal system, joints, the heart and the brain to neurons and the voluntary and reflex actions of the autonomic nervous system, this qualification will provide learners with a fundamental understanding of our anatomy.
Who should study this course?
This Stonebridge College course has been primarily designed for students who have completed the Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology course who want to expand on their existing knowledge. If students have not completed the Level 3 qualification, we do recommend they do this first.
However, it is worth noting that this is not essential. If students have studied some modules in anatomy before, or they feel confident tackling the higher level distance learning material, then they are welcome to enrol on this human physiology online course.
What happens after the course?
On successful completion of this anatomy and physiology online home learning course, which is accredited by ABC Awards, students will be sent a certificate for their records. This certificate will prove to possible employers or further education institutions that the student has a good grounding in anatomy.
Students who want to study anatomy or medicine at a higher level may consider progressing on to an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine and Health Care Professions). This could help gain them entry on to a university course. Those who study anatomy related subjects at university could end up in one of the following roles:
For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288
Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
The Skeletal System
- Describe the main functions of the skeletal system
- Identify the types of bone that make up the skeletal system
- Identify the 5 main types of bone classification
- Explain the structure of skeletal tissue
- Describe the development of bone
- What is a joint
- Main types of joint
- Synovial joints – their common characteristics and movement patterns
- Anatomical position
- Degrees of freedom of joints
- Planes of the body
- Training the skeleton
The Muscular System
- Identify the three types of muscle tissue
- Properties of skeletal muscle
- Describe the functions of skeletal muscle
- Identify different muscles shapes
- What is the role of the muscle fibres
- Identify the types of muscular contraction
- Identify the structure of skeletal muscles
- Explain the Sliding Filament Theory
- Describe how muscle contraction is initiated
- The all or none law
- Explain how muscle contraction is controlled
The Chemistry of Using Food to provide Energy for the Body
- How the food we eat is taken apart and utilised to provide energy
- How food molecules are transported to cells where they will be used
- describe where the energy to drive cellular activity comes from
- explain what mitochondria are and how they function
- explain where mitochondria are thought to have originated
- Describe the anatomical position of the heart, its size and its structure
- Explain the passage of blood flow through the heart
- Identify the mechanisms of the heart beat and how it is controlled
- Describe the cardiac cycle
- Describe how the heart is trained
- Identify the main arteries that supply the heart with blood
- Describe the relationship between the heart and blood pressure
- Summarise the functions of the central nervous system
- Identify the structure and function of the five main parts of the brain
- Explain the function of the ventricles of the brain
- Explain the role of the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid
The Spinal Cord
- Explain the structure and function of the spinal cord
- Identify the peripheral nerves
- Explain the type, function and distribution of the twelve cranial nerves
- Explain the function and route of the spinal nerves.
- Describe the structure of a typical neuron
- Identify different types of neuron and explain their functions
- Explain the function of nerve endings
- Identify the electrical and chemical factors essential in the functioning of nerve tissue
Voluntary and Reflex Actions and the Automatic Nervous System
- Explain the anatomical difference between a voluntary movement and a reflex action
- Explain the roles of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
- Identify the functions of the autonomic nervous system
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