Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology – QQI Level 5


Course Aims

  • The module is designed to equip learners with knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and an understanding of the interrelationship between the systems of the body.
  • Anatomy and Physiology is a mandatory module for the Nursing Studies Award and may also be included as an elective vocational module on a range of awards including the Certificate in Healthcare Support.

Course Outline
Learning outcomes are divided into 9 parts:

  1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  2. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  3. The Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
  4. The Digestive System
  5. The Respiratory System
  6. The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
  7. The Reproductive System
  8. The Urinary System
  9. The Skin

Entry Requirements

  • QQI Level 4, Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Recognised qualifications of approved overseas institutions
  • Mature students with relevant work or life experience
  • English language proficiency if appropriate.

Course Work

  • Examination (Theory Based) 40%
  • Assignments (2) 60%: Candidates will carry out investigations into two topics drawn from the 9 units of the module.

18 April 2018, Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm.




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