Course Code: 5N0749

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered fully online, own pace and can be started anytime.


QQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology Component Certificate

Module is part of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339

Course Unit

5N0749 Anatomy & Physiology 5

Course Fee Information:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationship between its systems.

Online Module Payment is €235



Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Describe the structure and function of a typical animal cell and its organelles
  3. Classify tissues into the four main groups; epithelial, connective, muscle and nervous tissue, identifying the different tissues within each classification
  4. Differentiate between benign and malignant tumours
  5. Outline the composition of bone, including the functions of the skeleton, the main bones of the appendicular and axial skeleton and the structure of a typical long bone
  6. Identify the major categories and functions of joints, differentiating between the four types of synovial joints
  7. Identify the main muscles of the body, differentiating between the three types of muscle and the interconnections between the skeletal and muscular systems in body movement
  8. Outline the structure and function of blood and its role in maintaining immunity both active and passive
  9. Describe the function of the heart including, the structure of arteries, veins and capillaries, the cardiac cycle and the flow of blood through the main blood vessels and blood pressure
  10. Identify the component parts of the lymphatic system, its functions and its relationship with the blood system
  11. Identify the parts of the digestive system, including its associated organs and their function, the parts of the stomach and the functions of each of the four layers of the alimentary canal
  12. Outline the composition of protein, fats and carbohydrate and the process of absorption and the assimilation and metabolism of the breakdown products of digestion
  13. Describe the structure and identify the parts of the respiratory system
  14. Describe the role of muscles, blood and the nervous system in the breathing process
  15. Explain the process of gas exchange in the alveoli
  16. Describe the male and female reproductive systems including; the function of each reproductive organ and the role of hormones in the reproductive process
  17. Explain the terms insemination, fertilisation and implantation and the development of the embryo in the first trimester
  18. Explain the function of the main parts of the brain and how a nerve impulse travels along the nervous system
  19. Differentiate between the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems, explaining, how reflex action works
  20. Differentiate between endocrine and exocrine glands
  21. Explain the role of hormones in metabolic processes, including the effects of oversecretion and or undersecretion of insulin, thyrosine and growth hormone and the difference between a nervous system and a hormonal system
  22. Explain the urinary system, outlining the gross and microscopic (nephron) structure and function of the kidney
  23. Outline the structure of the skin, including its key parts, main functions and the relationship between the skin, the circulatory system and the nervous system
  24. Reflect on the role of the human body and the interrelationship between the systems of the body.

Assessment / Examinations:

Assignment 40%

Examination - Theory 60%

Location & date:

Location Start Delivery Access
Online Anytime Own Pace 6 Months to Complete