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Biopsychology Level 4 Advanced Certificate Course

Price: £1,300.00Course Code: Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology
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Biopsychology Level 4 Advanced Certificate Course

Advanced Certificate in Biopsychology course online. Biopsychology is also known as Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Psychology and Psychobiology. It deals with applying the principles of biology when studying the developmental, genetic and physiological modes of human behavior and those of other animals.

Study the relationship between the physical body and psychology at home with this online course. What we feel can very much be affected by anatomy and physiology. Learn how medical disorders, fitness, drugs and environment can affect how a person feels and behaves.

This accredited Level 4 Advanced Certificate is designed for people who either want to gain knowledge of biopsychology for further studies or those who already have knowledge of psychology, but are limited in their knowledge of biopsychology. They may be a graduate of another course at certificate, diploma or even degree level.

This course is taught by:Iona Lister course tutor

Iona Lister
Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.

Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.

Iona has also written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.

She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.

Books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.


Success Story - Inspiration at its Best!Luis past neuropsychology student

Luis, Brazil - Neuropsychology

Luis is such an inspiration to us all.  He is visually impaired but managed to cope with our online distance learning course. He successfully completed his Neuropsychology course, with the help of a software programme called “Jaws”, which is a dedicated screen reader.

Extract from an Interview in the Brazilian Newspaper
"O Municipio" 22nd July, 2017, Sao Joao da Boa Vista

"The local physiotherapist Luis Carlos Pistelli has just graduated in Neuropsychology from the ADL - Academy for Distance Learning, based in London, England. (This is a writer’s mistake; ADL is based in Canterbury). Blind from birth, Pistelli attended the distance course for 1 year, via internet, studying handouts in English, including correspondence with his monitor and performing the tests in that language. He is the first Brazilian student - and the only one so far - to be part of the student body of the school. APPROVED!

Tutor Iona Lister has always ranked Pistelli's results "far above" the average student attendance. She even told me that there were sections of modules that I introduced that she had never seen in 16 years of professional activity." More.....

Luis is now continuing his studies and is completing a further three modules to achieve this Advanced Certificate in Biopsychology.


Course Structure:    Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology VPS004

Choose any 4 modules from the list below:

Core Modules:   These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Biopsychology.

  1. Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
    • Introduction To Biochemistry
    • Lipids and Proteins
    • Enzymes and Hormones
    • Nucleic Acids
    • Thermo-regulation
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism
    • Absorption
    • Acidity and Alkalinity
    • Chemical Analysis
    • Biochemical Applications
  2. Biopsychology I BPS108
    •  Introduction
    •  The Senses
    • The Nervous System
    • The Endocrine System
    • Stress
    • Emotions
    • Consciousness
  3. Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
    • Cells & Tissues
    • The Skeleton
    • The Muscular System
    • The Nervous System
    • Digestion & Excretion
    • Physiological Systems
  4. Biopsychology II BPS204
    • Evolution, genetics and experience
    • Research methods in biopsychology
    • Brain damage
    • Recovery from brain damage
    • Drug dependence and the brain
    •  Memory
    • Language
  5. Neuropsychology BPS306
    • Foundations of Neuropsychology
    • Neurophysiology
    • Neuroanatomy
    • Laterality and Callosal Syndromes
    • Cognition, Personality and Emotion
    • Perception Disorders
    • Motor Disorders
    • Language
    • Dementia
    • Neurodevelopment
  6. Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
    • Introduction: A history of the use and misuse of drugs in society
    • Effects of drugs on the individual and society
    • Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics
    • Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana
    • Legally restricted drugs: Steroids
    • Legal drugs: Alcohol
    • Legal drugs: Tobacco, caffeine and solvents
    • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
    • Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs
    • Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders
    • Treatment and preventative education

 Note:  each module in the Certificate In Biopsychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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 This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).

Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 40 - U.S. Credit Hours: 12 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.
ACCPH Professional AccreditationAccredited by ACCPH, which allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership means you can add the letters MACCPH after your name.

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