The purpose of this QQI Anatomy & Physiology award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the structure and function of the human body.
On successful completion of the module the learner will have the skills to understand the interrelationships between systems of the body and recognise the human body as an entity.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. This online distance learning QQI accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home or at work, while gaining an internationally recognised qualification.
Topics covered include:
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
The Skeletal System and Muscular System
The Circulatory System and Lymphatic System
The Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism
The Respiratory System
The Brain and Nervous System
The Endocrine System
The Reproductive System
The Urinary System.
Who should complete this course?
People who wish to pursue a career in any of the complementary therapies.
People who wish to pursue a career and work in the fields of natural health, nutrition and physical fitness.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Sports, Healthcare, Childcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry.
Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites.
English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.
Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.
As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
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Progression to further Studies:
This course leads to a level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Students who successfully complete this programme can use the credit they receive on this programme towards any of the following major awards:
1.2.3 Laboratory Skills
6.2.6 Nursing – Allied Skills
Community and Health Services
6.1.9 Community Care and Social Work
6.2.7 Health Care Support
This course is assessed through a number of assignments which students must complete to demonstrate their understanding of various topics.
*Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.
As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, validated by a Verifier with an independent QQI External Authenticator to complete the process.
This QQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749) course is completed through online eLearning and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749).
QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. ITEC is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
This Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749) programme is delivered by our sister College, The Open College in our venues. This programme is validated by QQI and The Open College.