Body User's Guide

Ref: C3842984

This is a fun approach to study and we can get answers to the following: Do you know the difference between poo and wee (faeces and urine)? What does the liver do? How can I look after it? What you blood tests, urine tests and pulse rate tell the doctor? What are enzymes and hormones? We have a fast and slow way to react to things. Why? How? These and other questions will be answered on this day school. We will look at the organs of the body with their uses and consider how these impacts on our bodies as adults. You can become more confident when discussing health matters with professionals. You will have a short break to eat your packed lunch and look at the exhibits. You will also have en email to follow the class with the PowerPoints and links to websites and videos for more reading. Please bring packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

Course aim

To provide a review of how your body works with particular reference to looking after it.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • label a diagram of the digestive system with its functions
  • be able to describe the size and location of the main organs of the body
  • describe the difference between urine and faeces
  • ask questions about the body either in the class or at the health centre
  • explain why blood is red and where it goes.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • There will be information after the session to follow up on the internet

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • lots of opportunities to ask questions and join in group discussions.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • A 6 week course in the same venue will follow and information will be given at the course

Download full course information sheet

Body User's Guide

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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