Course Description

Anatomy & Physiology (QQI Level 5)

The Open College

The purpose of this QQI validated 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 modules 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 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.


Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N0749
College Name The Open College
Course Category Anatomy & Physiology, Health Care
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee 314.00
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This QQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749) course is completed through Distance Learning Course 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.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
Entry Requirements 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.
Career Path Students who successfully complete this programme can use the credit they receive on this programme towards any of the following major awards: 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques 5M4349 Nursing Studies 5M4468 Community and Health Services 5M4339 Healthcare Support
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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