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

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Classroom – 5 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. Differentiate between Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Describe the structure and function of a typical animal cell and its organelles
  3. Differentiate between benign and malignant tumors
  4. Identify the major categories and functions of joints, differentiating between the four types of synovial joints
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Explain the function of the main parts of the brain and how a nerve impulse travels along the nervous system


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignment 40% Examination – Theory 60% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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  1. brid gough September 24, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    is this course available

  2. Nadia October 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Hi there
    Could I get some Info on this course please ie dates prices venue thank you

  3. Shelly November 12, 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Is there an online option available ?

  4. Kayrin Connery June 5, 2019 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Hi there just wondering which day of the week is class and when does the next 5 week course start.
    Many thanks Kayrin

  5. admin December 12, 2019 at 9:15 am - Reply


  6. sharon December 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    is this course still available , keep me posted.

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