Anatomy and Physiology QQI Level 5 Wednesday

Course Name:Anatomy and Physiology (QQI Level 5) Minor Award 5N0749

Course Overview:The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationship between its systems.

Course Outline:

This minor award will cover the following:

1 Differentiate between Anatomy and Physiology

2 Describe the structure and function of a typical animal cell and

its organelles

3 Classify tissues into the four main groups; epithelial, connective,

muscle and nervous tissue, identifying the different tissues within

each classification

4 Differentiate between benign and malignant tumours

5 Outline the composition of bone, including the functions of the

skeleton, the main bones of the appendicular and axial skeleton

and the structure of a typical long bone

6 Identify the major categories and functions of joints,

differentiating between the four types of synovial joints

7 Identify the main muscles of the body, differentiating between

the three types of muscle and the interconnections between the

skeletal and muscular systems in body movement

8 Outline the structure and function of blood and its role in

maintaining immunity both active and passive

9 Describe the function of the heart including, the structure of

arteries, veins and capillaries, the cardiac cycle and the flow of

blood through the main blood vessels and blood pressure

10 Identify the component parts of the lymphatic system, its

functions and its relationship with the blood system

11 Identify the parts of the digestive system, including its associciated

organs and their function, the parts of the stomach and the

functions of each of the four layers of the alimentary canal

12 Outline the composition of protein, fats and carbohydrate and the

process of absorption and the assimilation and metabolism of

the breakdown products of digestion

13 Describe the structure and identify the parts of the respiratory


14 Describe the role of muscles, blood and the nervous system in

the breathing process

15 Explain the process of gas exchange in the alveoli

16 Describe the male and female reproductive systems including;

the function of each reproductive organ and the role of hormones

in the reproductive process

17 Explain the terms insemination, fertilisation and implantation

and the development of the embryo in the first trimester

18 Explain the function of the main parts of the brain and how a

nerve impulse travels along the nervous system

19 Differentiate between the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic

Nervous Systems, explaining, how reflex action works

20 Differentiate between endocrine and exocrine glands

21 Explain the role of hormones in metabolic processes, including

the effects of oversecretion and or undersecretion of insulin,

thyrosine and growth hormone and the difference between a

nervous system and a hormonal system

22 Explain the urinary system, outlining the gross and microscopic

(nephron) structure and function of the kidney

23 Outline the structure of the skin, including its key parts, main

functions and the relationship between the skin, the circulatory

system and the nervous system

24 Reflect on the role of the human body and the interrelationship

between the systems of the body


Assignment 40%

Examination - Theory 60%

Below is the link to the award specification

Certification:QQI Level 5 Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749