Anatomy and Physiology QQI Level 5 (Online) Wednesday

Delivery Method - Online - Access to a Tablet or Computer with a broadband connection is required. 

Important Notice:  The approach to delivery may have to be adjusted at short notice depending on advice from the Government.

Course Name: Anatomy and Physiology qqi level 5

Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to:    

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 associated 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 system   

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%