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Introductory Human Physiology


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
Duke University

Type
University

Instructors
Jennifer Carbrey, Emma Jakoi

Categories
Life Sciences, Medicine

Duration
12 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to human physiology. The students learn to recognize and explain the basic concepts that govern each organ and organ system and their integration to maintain homeostasis, as well as some clinical aspects of failure of these systems. The organ systems covered include:  nervous, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, male and female reproductive, gastrointestinal, and urinary. This human physiology course is targeted to undergraduate and graduate students with an elementary background in biology. In a typical undergraduate setting, this course would fulfill requirements for students applying to professional health science programs such as medical school, nursing, physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant, physical therapy, and doctorate of physical therapy. In addition it is an ideal course in preparation for the MCAT exam. Subtitles for all video lectures available in: English and Portuguese (provided by the Lemann Foundation)