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.

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

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.

  • Start date: 21/09/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: AdvDip(CPD)
  • Duration: 15 weeks

Course highlights:

  • 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.

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 21/09/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: AdvDip(CPD)
  • Duration: 15 weeks

You must have an appropriate health and social care related qualification; for example, registered nurse, assistant practitioner, allied health professional, or paramedic.

You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

If English isn't your first language you'll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). Find out more

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or for more 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.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

How to apply


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.

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Teaching & assessment


Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • The Human Body Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care

Teaching, learning and assessment

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 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. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. 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.

Assessment methods

Level Assessment method
Level One Coursework (100%)

Learning activities

Level Learning activity
Level One Guided independent study (82%), Scheduled learning and teaching activities (18%)

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
  • Start date:
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
  • Duration:
    15 weeks

Contact us

Andy Taylor
Programme Leader
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903885

Michelle Powell
Academic Operations Lead, Health and Human Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903779

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903