Advanced Anatomy & Physiology – Level 3 Course

£ 243.39

Online Anatomy & Physiology Courses are available from Distance Learning Centre, allowing you to Study a Human Anatomy and Physiology Course from Home

Course Description

The Advanced Anatomy & Physiology – Level 3 Course is aimed at those who need to study the subject to a good level such as those within Complementary Healthcare, nurses at the start of their training or Health Care Assistants.

Looking for an introduction to human anatomy and physiology? Keen to understand how it all works? Then this is the ideal course for you. It covers everything from the skeletal system to the digestive system.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Advanced Anatomy & Physiology – Level 3 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: The Movement of Molecules; Diffusion and Osmosis; Active Transport; Biological Chemicals; Enzymes; Inhibitors; Carbohydrates; Disaccharides; Polysaccharides; Glycogen; Cellulose; Carbohydrate digestion; Atomic Structure; and Chemical Bonding.
The following topics are covered: What is Blood?; Red Cells; White Cells; Plasma; Blood Platelets; Blood Groups; The Circulatory System; Blood Vessels; Arteries; Veins; Capillaries; The Heart; and The Lymphatic System.
The following topics are covered: Hypothalamus; Pituitary Gland; Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands; Adrenal Glands; Pancreas; Ovaries/Testes; Pineal and Thymus glands; and Function of the Endocrine System.
The following topics are covered: The Skeleton; Bone structure; Bone tissue; Joints; Classification of joints; Muscles; Muscular Structure – Face, Head and Neck; Muscular Structure – Shoulders; Muscular Structure – Lower Arms; Muscular Structure – Thigh; Muscular Structure – Lower Leg; Muscular Structure – Trunk Posture; Lifting and Keeping Muscles in Good Condition.
The following topics are covered: Upper Respiratory System; Lower Respiratory System; Structure and Functions of the Respiratory System; Lung Capacities; Breathing In – Inspiration; Breathing Out – Expiration; Breathing Rate; Respiratory Diseases; Asthma; Bronchitis; Emphysema; Pneumonoconiosis; Lung Cancer; and Smoking.
The following topics are covered: Digestion in the Mouth; Teeth; Saliva; Stomach; Small Intestine; Large Intestine; Secretions and Additional Organs; Excretion and The Kidney Machine.
The following topics are covered: Female Reproductive System; Male Reproductive System; Life Cycle Development; Family Planning and Contraception; Rhythm method; The Pill; Diaphragm; Condom; IUD; and Sterilisation.
The following topics are covered: Central Nervous System; Peripheral Nervous System & Nerves; Function of the Nervous System; and Life Cycle Developments.
The following topics are covered: Skin, Nails & Hair.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 120 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)