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Human Physiology & Health

My Distance Learning College


Human Physiology and Health is the study of human beings - the structure of our bodies, the way they work (and sometimes go wrong!) and the way in which we are related to other living things. It is much the same thing as Human Biology.

However, less emphasis is placed on the importance of comparing human attributes with those of other organisms, and on examining our relationships with them. More emphasis is placed on the physiology of the human body, and the way in which we are able to perceive and react to our environment.

Course topics include:

  • Living Things
  • The Chemistry of Life
  • Diet and the Respiratory System
  • Digesting and using food
  • Photosynthesis, Food Chains and Webs
  • The Respiratory System
  • Receiving information
  • Acting on information
  • The Blood Circulatory System
  • Excretion
  • Homeostasis
  • Skeleton and Muscles
  • Reproduction
  • Development
  • Genetics
  • Variation and Selection
  • Micro-Organisms and Health
  • Defense of the Body against Infection and Illness
  • Treating Injury and Illness
  • Human Populations and Ecosystems
  • Practical Ecology


Human Physiology & Health Diploma

Human Physiology & Health Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9055
cost $461.00
estimated time to
complete course
252 Hours
course materials
365 Days