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Anatomy and Physiology at QLS Level 2

Anatomy and Physiology at QLS Level 2
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This course is available in Paper format and also online.


Human Anatomy and Physiology is the study of human beings, the structure of our bodies, the way they work  and the way in which we are related to other living things. It is much the same thing as Human Biology.


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Anatomy and Physiology at QLS Level 2

Course code: FHL03

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 2

Human Anatomy and Physiology is the study of human beings, the structure of our bodies, the way they work and the way in which we are related to other living things. It is much the same thing as Human Biology.

Aims of the course

  • To increase your understanding of the physical structure of the human body
  • To enable you to maintain your health better through an improved knowledge of the way your body functions
  • To help you understand the physical and chemical ways in which humans resemble other organisms
  • To apply sound scientific principles to the ways in which you obtain and use information
  • To enable you to interpret data accurately
  • To help you to design investigations and to know how the results can enable you to draw different conclusions

The main aim though, is for you to enjoy what you are doing. That way you are more likely to try to find out about things and you are then more likely to remember what you have learned!

Human Anatomy and Physiology is a course whose content is relevant to us all. The more we know about our bodies, and how they work  and sometimes do not, the better equipped we are to look after ourselves and maintain our health.


Unit 1

  • Introduction
  • Living and Non-Living Things.
  • Classifying Human Beings
  • The Human Animal
  • Using a Key
  • Cells, Tissues, Organs and Systems
  • Using a Microscope
  • Measuring Very Small Objects
  • Summary: Unit one: Living Things
  • Self-Assessment Test One

Unit 2: The Chemistry of Life

  • The Movement of Molecules
  • Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Active Transport
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Summary Unit Two: The Chemistry of Life
  • Self-Assessment Test Two

Unit 3: Digestion and the Bodies Use of Food

  • Digestion in the Mouth
  • Teeth
  • Care of Teeth
  • The Alimentary Canal
  • The Digestive System
  • Absorption
  • Summary Unit Three: Digestion and the body’s use of Food
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Three

Unit 4: The Respiratory System

  • Structure and Functions of the Respiratory System
  • Lung Capacities
  • Breathing Rate
  • Gaseous Exchange
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Smoking
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Four

Unit 5: Response and Reaction

  • The Nervous System
  • Receiving and Transmitting Information
  • The functions of the spinal cord
  • The Brain
  • The Endocrine System
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Five

Unit 6: The Blood Circulation System

  • What is Blood?
  • Blood Groups
  • The Circulatory System
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Six

Unit 7: Excretion

  • What is Excretion?
  • The Kidney
  • The Kidney Machine
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Seven

Unit 8: Homeostasis

  • Homeostasis
  • The Kidneys
  • The Liver
  • The Skin
  • Temperature Regulation
  • The Effects of Ultra Violet Light
  • Mental Health
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Eight

Unit 9: Skeleton and Muscles

  • The Skeleton
  • Bone
  • Joints
  • Muscles and Movement
  • Movement at the elbow
  • Tonsils
  • Nose and nasal passage
  • Posture
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Nine

Unit 10: Reproduction

  • The Reproductive Systems
  • Male
  • Female
  • Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle
  • Fertilisation
  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Ten

Unit 11: Variation and Selection

  • Variation
  • Mutation
  • Selection
  • Artificial Selection
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Eleven

Unit 12: Humans and their Environment

  • Useful Bacteria
  • Useful Fungi
  • Food Preparation and Preservation
  • The Decay of Food
  • Preservation Methods
  • Self-Assessment Test for Unit Twelve

Course Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd 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 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.