Module Code: BS1157

Micro-credential Overview

This Micro-credential offers an insight of the human body, focusing in particular on its form (Anatomy) and function (Physiology). Anatomy is the science of body structures and their relationship to each other. Originally this information was discovered by clinical dissection of cadavers and nowadays this knowledge has been enhanced by modern imaging techniques such as MRI. Physiology is the study of the function of each of these anatomical structures, in essence how each body part works. Its elucidation followed many years of scientific inquiry including experimentation, clinical examination, and an understanding of pathology (disease). 

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25, Semester 1

Mode of Study

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Online Learning. Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis. 

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 8 

5 ECTs 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 7 and 8
Academic programme: Science & Technology Micro-credentials - CPB1

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Human Anatomy & Physiology - BS1157

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €250

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

Contact Information

If you have any queries please email: 

MicroCreds Podcast

MicroCreds Podcast

Janice Mulvany Glennon, meets with Dr. Nicole Burns to discuss the Human Anatomy & Physiology Micro-credential

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Testimonial 1

Testimonial 1 Physiology |   Past Student

The lecturer Nicole Burns is excellent. She makes it interesting with the various learning activities incorporated throughout the notes. The recommended reading book is also an amazing book. It's such a vast topic so it can feel a little overwhelming at times but very enjoyable.
Testimonial 2

Testimonial 2 Physiology |   Past Student

The lectures and tutorials were very interesting and engaging. Our tutor Nicole was brilliant, very knowledgeable and available to answer all module queries.