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Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) 100 Hours Certificate Course (Pre-Medical Program)

Price: £325.00Course Code: BSC101
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( Seiona, 23/01/2019 ) Q:

Thank you for your reply, is this course equivalent to an A level. Kind regards seiona placid

( 23/01/2019 ) A:

Hi Seiona,

The course is at least similar to an A level, which are level 3.

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( Seiona, 23/01/2019 ) Q:

To whom this may concern, I want to go back to university to study physician associate, could you tell me what level this is awarded at, I was told I would need a top up in this course to do the physician degree and this seems structured very well with depth. Kind regards seiona placid

( 23/01/2019 ) A:

Hello Seiona,

The course has been assessed at level 4, so you are correct in saying it is in-depth and so will help prepare you for doing a degree. Several universities and the NHS use our medical science courses to bring new students up to the required standard. However, please just check with the ones you want to study at to ensure they are happy to accept this course before enrolling.

I hope that this is helpful.

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( jacqueline de Montaigne, 06/10/2013 ) Q: Dear Sir or Madam Does this course award credits and how many hours is it in total? I am interested in taking this course to present it as a prerequisite for sitting the IBLCE exam to become a IBCLC. Kind regards Jacqueline de Montaigne
( 07/10/2013 ) A: Hello Jacqueine, This course awards 4 credits if you gain a high pass. As it is part of our pre-medical programme it is suitable for those wishing to sit exams in other medical fields. I would recommend contacting the exam board and asking if this would be something they would accept or if you would be required to take another course on top of this one too.

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Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) 100 Hours Certificate Course (Pre-Medical Program)

Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) (Pre-Medical Program) course online. Learn about basic human anatomy and physiology. Acquire and deepen your knowledge in Human Anatomy and Physiology.

This course provides you with the knowledge basis to a career in Human Health and Well-being. You will understand what is a human body, how it works and which factors determine health. This course is designed for people working or looking to work in the health care industry, or for people who want to have the basic knowledge in this area.

This course is included as a module in the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical), which has been endorsed by TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.

This course has also been accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medicine Association and ADL is listed as a "Best Learning Provider", on their website.

Successful completion of this course/module will enable you to understand basic human anatomy and physiology which is essential for health sciences. This course naturally progresses onto Anatomy II and Physiology II and is a pre-requisite for both.

This course provides an understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology for those who want to work in health, alternative medicine or fitness.

"It was better than I expected. Very professional and tutor was encouraging. My tutor ws excellent - I always received the best feedback on assignments and ways to improve. My tutor also made difficult modules more clearer to me".
Beverly H, Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA),UK    


Learning Goals:    Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) BSC101
  • To explain the human body at a microscopic level, including the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes.
  • Explain features of the human skeletal system.
  • Describe the human muscular system, in terms of structure and basic function.
  • Explain the human nervous system, in terms of structure and basic functions.
  • Explain different physiological systems of digestion and excretion in the body.
  • Explain different physiological systems of the body.


Lesson Structure:    Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) BSC101

Lessons cover cells & tissues, the skeleton, the muscular system, the nervous system, digestion and excretion and physiological systems.

1  Cells & Tissues;

  • The Cell
  • From Cells to Bodies
  • Human Tissues: Epithelial Tissues, Connective Tissues, Fluid Tissues, Muscle Tissues, Nervous Tissue, Cell Division
  • Cell Processes: Osmosis and Filtration Nervous Tissue, Filtration, Active transport   
  • Electro-Chemical Gradient
  • Nutrient and Waste Exchange in Cells​CMA accredited course logo
  • The Skeleton;
  • The Skeleton
  • Bone Anatomy
  • Bone Types
  • Joints of Bone
  • Bone Movements: Types of
  • Fractures and Fracture Healing

2  The Muscular System;

  • The Muscular System: Tendons, Deep fascia, Epimysium, Perimysium, Endomysium, Fascicle, Motor neuron, Blood vessels, Sarcolemma, Muscle fibre   
  • How Muscles Move (The Simple Version)
  • Muscle Fibre (Filament) Types
  • Muscle Types
  • Smooth Muscle
  • Striated Voluntary Muscle
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Cardiac Muscle
  • Skeletal Muscles Types: Slow Oxidative Fibres, Fast Oxidative Type, Fast Glycolytic Type
  • Summary of Selected Skeletal Muscles

3  The Nervous System

  • Nerve Cells (Neurons): Sensory Neurons, Motor Neurons
  • Nerve Terminology: Nucleolus, Nucleus, Neuron, Cytoplasm, Nissi bodies, Neurofibril, Dendrites, Cell body, Mitochondrion, Axon, Neurofibril node, Myelin sheath, Schwann Cell
  • The Nervous System
  • Main Parts of the Nervous System (CNS)
  • The Brain: The Cerebrum, The Olfactory Bulb, The Cerebellum, The Thalamus, Hypothalamus, The Medulla Oblongata
  • Other Terms
  • The Spinal Cord
  • Terms
  • The Peripheral Nervous System: The Cranial Nerves, Spinal Nerves
  • The Autonomic Nervous System: Reflex Actions

4  Digestion & Excretion

  • The Digestive System
  • The Digestive Tract: Mouth, Oesophagus, The Stomach, The Small Intestine, The Large Intestine
  • Accessory Digestive Organs: Tongue, Teeth, Salivary Glands, Liver, The Hepatic Artery, Gall Bladder, Pancreas
  • Selected Digestive Disorders: Vomiting/Emesis, Peptic Ulcer, Jaundice, Lactose Intolerance, Haemorrhoids (Piles), Cirrhosis
  • Excretion: The Kidneys, The Ureters, The Bladder
  • The Physiology of the Urinary System

5  Physiological Systems

  • Part A: The Endocrine System: Paracrines, Neurotransmitters, Hormones, Neurohormones
  • Effects of Endocrine Secretions (Hormones)
  • The Trachea
  • The Bronchial Tree
  • Lungs
  • Structure
  • The Physiology or Respration: Rate and Depth of Breathing, Gaseous exchange
  • Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System: Testes, The Penis
  • The Physiology of the Male Reproductive System: Sperm Production, Erection, Ejaculation
  • The Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System: The Ovaries, The Fallopian Tubes or Oviducts, The Uterus, The Cervix, The Vagina, The Vulva
  • The Physiology of the Female Reproductive System: The Oestrus Cycle, Ovulation
  • Fertilisation
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth: The Birth Process  
  • The Composition of Blood: Plasma (fluid), Red Blood Cells (cellular element), Blood Platelets (cellular element), White Blood Cells (cellular elements)
  • The Functions of the Blood: Clotting Mechanism, Immunity
  • The Blood Vessels: Arteries, Veins, Capillaries
  • The Heart
  • The Physiology of the Circulatory System
  • Systole and Diastole   
  • Rates of Heart Beats (pulse rates)
  • The Spleen
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Circulatory Networks


  • Observe parts of the and identify parts of the human body
  • Dissect an animal heart (obtained from a butcher)
  • Observe different types of animal tissues (obtained from a butcher)
  • Prepare a summary explaining the function of the main types of human body tissues.
  • Explain, in your own words, different problems that can occur with different human tissues.
  • Explain cellular division (mitosis and meiosis)
  • Explain problems that can occur with different bones
  • Explain the purpose of different structural components of muscle tissue, in an human muscle
  • of your choice.
  • Explain the function of a typical nerve cell, using words and illustrations.
  • Explain the function of the central nervous system, using words and illustrations
  • Describe different physiological processes which occur in the digestive system.
  • Describe different physiological processes which occur in a properly functioning excretory system.
  • Broadly classify the effects of hormones
  • Explain different processes which occur in a properly functioning endocrine system.
  • Describe the anatomy of the lung
  • List the parts of the respiratory system
  • Define inspiration and expiration
  • Discuss the trachea
  • Explain processes that occur in a properly functioning respiratory system.
  • Draw and label diagrams of the parts of respiratory system
  • Research further information relevant to human anatomy and physiology, using resources available to you (which may be different for different students)


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Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final exam.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and Deadlines100 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!
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