The course will: * increase your understanding of the physical structure of the human body * enable you to maintain your health better through an improved knowledge of the way your body functions * help you understand the physical and chemical ways in which humans resemble other organisms * apply sound scientific principles to the ways in which you obtain and use information * enable you to interpret data accurately * help you to design investigations and to know how the results can enable you to draw different conclusions * understand the principles behind a control experiment, and why they are often essential to draw meaningful results
There are no entry requirements
Successful students will receive an ASET Level 2 Certificate. The syllabus follows that of the AQA GCSE in Human Physiology & Health but in order to obtain that award, students will need to make arrangements to sit the exam at a registered exam centre.
This course can be studied at your own pace, there are no deadlines for assignments however you must complete the course within 12 months from the date you purchased it. To complete this course it will take in the region of 90 study hours which can be spread across the 12 month period.
Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments plus one extended essay. There is no word count for these assignments, however you must prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the question, one sentence answers will be rejected.
The programme is home or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.
You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly installments.
If you would like to pay in installments, we would need one of the installments as a deposit with your order (either by cheque or by credit/debt card) we will take the rest of the installments off the card for the remaining months. For further details on paying by installments contact UK Open Learning.
Module One: Essential Principles
* Living Things
* The Chemistry of Life
Module Two: Energy and Respiration
* Diet and the Respiratory System
* Digesting and using food
* Photosynthesis, Food Chains and Web
* The Respiratory System
Module Three: Perception and Reaction
* Receiving information
* Acting on information
Module Four: Physiology and Homeostasis
* The Blood Circulatory System
* Skeleton and Muscles
Module Five: Reproduction and Variation
* Variation and Selection
Module Six: Humans and their Environment
* Micro-Organisms and Health
* Defence of the Body against Infection and Illness
* Treating Injury and Illness
* Human Populations and Ecosystems
* Practical Ecology