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Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749 QQI/FETAC Level 5


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


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

 Assessment Technique:     

Assignment   40%        Examination - Theory   60%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:
Pass    -   50-64%              Merit   -  65-79%             Distinction - 80-100%
G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €225 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed


All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can not insure candidates while attending work experience.


Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:
                Nursing homes/ Day care, Special Needs Centres, Family Carers, Respite Workers, Home Helps Care Attendants
                or People interested in working in the Care sector        
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component certificate in Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.

Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their caring role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.
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