AdvDip(CPD) The Human Body Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care (HE6)

Our Human Body Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care professional development course is for those with professional experience of anatomy and biology, as well as those relatively new to the subjects. You’ll get the chance to explore how humans’ complex systems are built, work, and keep us alive.

Key information



Mode of Study:



15 weeks


University of Bolton

Start date:


Course Details

The study of the human body is a hugely complex subject, but we’ve designed this professional development programme to benefit you whether you’re relatively new to human anatomy and physiology, or looking to build on your professional experience. Either way, it’s a fast-moving study programme, during which you have the opportunity to progress to a relatively complex level.

You’ll get to study all aspects of the human body, and how it functions. We begin with a detailed study of cells – the body’s building blocks – and work towards organs and organ systems, as well as how everything works together as a unit and gets us through everyday life. Over the course’s duration, you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculo-skeletal, urinary, reproductive and integumentary systems.

  • Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.
  • The course is taught making use of our state-of-the-art Clinical Suite facilities.
  • On successful completion of this course you’ll be awarded an Advanced Professional Development qualification in The Human Body Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care worth 20 credits at level HE6.
  • The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours that are popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.
Key Features
  • The University of Bolton has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector.
  • Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression aspect of Agenda for Change.
  • We review the course curriculum regularly to ensure we include and apply contemporary theories.
  • The course is part of a professional development framework. You can use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care) or as an elective module on the MSc Clinical Practice programme.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

Course fees

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on for information.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.


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For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

You can expect a combination of classroom work and sessions in the clinical suites, interactive learning activities and problem-based learning. Lectures introduce you to the basic concepts and overview the entire curriculum content, and incorporate discussion and debate to address core concepts. You’ll be exposed to a number of models of anatomical structures, helping you to relate your theoretical knowledge to real three dimensional structure.

Assessment will take the form of a multiple choice question set exercise paper specifically designed to assess knowledge of both anatomy and physiology in health. You’ll also undertake an OSCE in which you will be required to identify various anatomical structures.

  • The Human Body Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 82%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18%


The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Martin Baker
Programme Leader

Michelle Powell
Head of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

+44 (0)1204 903779

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

Postgraduate Options

MSc Clinical Practice

Mode of study
48 Months

University of Bolton


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