Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma

Introduction

This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course in Anatomy and Physiology aims at providing a foundation in the subject area. Those who wish to enter into studies in the field of complimentary medicines or merely wish to improve their knowledge in this area will find this course particularly attractive. The course will equally provide a basis for those looking at furthering their vocation in the public sector.

Course Structure

The course consists of 10 specifically crafted modules or units and introduces body systems in a logical manner. Clearly defined learning outcomes will be included in each module and contain self-evaluation activities together with an end of module assignment. It is highly recommended that students complete all assignments set throughout the course to ensure they have the best preparation possible for the final examination.

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Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol onto our Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma course.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit.

Assessment

Optional coursework and final examination.

Enrolment

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.

Course Length

1 Year.

Awarding Body

ABC Awards

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Course Content

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 1: Introduction to the Human Body

The first module is an outline of the course contents and introduces the body systems in a rational manner, demonstrating the links that exist between them. The content also covers basic body chemistry and organization in preparation for subsequent modules.

The course material covers three main areas:

  • Homeostasis, including the areas of; negative feedback mechanisms, positive feedback mechanisms, survival mechanisms, transport systems, internal communications systems, Intake and elimination.
  • Body chemistry, including the areas of; Atoms, molecules and compounds.
  • Organization, including;  Cell structure and function, tissues, and organization of body structures and systems.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 2: Communication Systems within the Body: Part 1

There are three modules related to the subject of communication, structures and organs. These enable the body to communicate both internally and with the external world will be presented. In addition to structure, function and physiological aspects, each module will give brief information on some more common diseases and disorders.

  • Blood: Composition, functions and common disorders.
  • Cardiovascular System: Vessels, heart, circulation, blood pressure, pulse and common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 3: Communication Systems within the Body: Part 2

  • Lymphatic: Vessels, organs and tissues; structure and function, common disorders and diseases.
  • Nervous system: Structure and function; brain and spinal cord; autonomic nervous system; common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 4: Communication Systems within the Body: Part 3

  • Special senses: The ear: structure and function, The eye: structure and function, Physiology of smell and taste, and Common disorders and diseases.
  • Endocrine system: Structure and function; common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 5: Intake and Elimination Systems of the Body: Part 1

Three further modules cover intake and elimination. The student will focus more specifically on how the body functions, what it requires to maintain function and growth and the mechanisms that are in place for the elimination of waste products.

The unit will also look at the respiratory system, taking into consideration:

  • The structure and function, including upper and lower respiratory tracts.
  • Physiology of respiration.
  • Common disorders and diseases that effect the respiratory system.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 6: Intake and Elimination Systems of the Body: Part 2

Within this unit, the course materials look at nutrition and investigates the structure and function of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water. A look is also taken at the digestive system, observing the structure and function, absorption of nutrients, metabolism and common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 7: Intake and Elimination Systems of the Body: Part 3

This unit of study focuses on the urinary system, investigating:

  • Structure and function.
  • Physiology of micturition.
  • Common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 8: The Survival and Protective Systems of the Body: Part 1

The final three modules will cover survival and protection. Students will examine basic genetics, the replication of the human cell, together with repair and how cells deal with invasion of bacteria, viruses and external breaches of defence mechanisms (for example wounds).

A look will also be given to the skin, its structure and function, wound healing and common disorders and diseases that can occur on the skin. The unit will then progress on to look at immunity, with particular attention given to:

  • Inflammatory response.
  • Cell mediated immunity.
  • Anti body immunity.
  • Acquired immunity.
  • Common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 9: The Survival and Protective Systems of the Body: Part 2

This unit gives special consideration to the musculoskeletal System, focusing on the structure and function of bone. Investigations into the following areas are also covered:

  • Axial skeleton.
  • Appendicular skeleton.
  • Joints.
  • Muscles.
  • Common disorders and diseases.

Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma Module 10: The Survival and Protective Systems of the Body: Part 3

Lastly, in this final unit of the course, the course materials take a look at basic genetics, covering areas such as:

  • Chromosomes, genes and DNA.
  • Protein synthesis.
  • Cell division and inheritance.
  • Common disorders and diseases.

The unit will also look into the reproductive systems, taking a closer look at:

  • Structure and function.
  • Common disorders and diseases.

Progression

This Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    The level 3 diploma in anatomy and Physiology was easy to understand. Captured my attention easy.
    The structure of the course is ok, though there are some mistakes of spelling, otherwise information is accurate. I like it because I could understand easy and also I like it for it’s giving acknowledgment at the end of every module.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Great thanks to Oxford college for the opportunity to study via online courses. I found that the products are very easy to use and there are many options like to purchase the hard copy. I enjoyed the course, especially that the modules is set out in such a way that a lot of research must be done by the student where the student learn more than he actually needs for the course.

    I will definitely study again with Oxford and is already on the lookout for a new study field- hope I can receive a discount…-just joking

    Only a few places which I found within the modules that is slightly incorrect statements, but is not totally incorrect statements either.

    Thanks Oxford for the opportunity to study.

    Regards
    Pieter

  3. 5 out of 5

    Have been studying for the past year to take my exam, found the course material very in-depth, and prepared me for my final exam.
    I think though that i should have made myself a timetable as found it hard to juggle family, job and study time.
    My tutor always answered my questions and comments on my SAPs, however it would have been nice to been given a nudge to submit more and asked if further help was needed. (however that is i suppose the learners doing!)
    I am a person that needs pushing and at time i lacked motivation.
    A question bank or mock exam would also have been helpful towards the end for revision.
    Overall though i would enjoyed the course structure and am more than happy with my grade.
    Thank you for all your help, and would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas

  4. 5 out of 5

    A fantastic course in which I throughly enjoyed. Well done to the team. Thank you.