Introductory Human Physiology

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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 av... 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](http://www.fundacaolemann.org.br/))
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7 years, 11 months ago
Very well-taught course by 2 enthusiastic professors. Can be challenging for those will little background in biology and physics but the rewards are ample for those who persevere. Material was always nothing less than fascinating and compelling plus they were well-organized and framed against the principle of homeostasis. Exams are also challenging as they are timed and many questions test your application of the knowledge and principles as opposed to rote memorization. The discussion boards were great as the instructors presence was felt as well as students helping other students to tackle the material.
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9/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 5 months ago
I found this course to be amazing! The best part was that all human physiology aspects were taught from a clinical perspective (like we all were going to be future doctors!) 1.The Profs are engaging and active in solving doubts in the forums. However, the google hang-outs could be improved technically. 2.The presentations were good, though more animations or demonstrations of some systems of the human body would have made it more interesting. 3\. The best part about the course were the lecture handouts, which were very much self- contained. 4\. The quizzes were timed and fairly balanced, in that they contained both direct and thought-provoking questions. I had a blast in this course! P.S. This course does require a high-school(quite recent one!) background about cell biology and biochemistry. If not, then the course may be a little tough.
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7/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 5 months ago
1\. Professors: Excellent and very active in the course's forum. 2\. Slides: Some figures missing due to copyright issues. Some notes provided in pdf format. 3\. Contents: Well organized. Prior knowledge of histology, anatomy, biochemistry would help, although not required. 4\. Grading: Based on timed closed book exams. About 15-20 questions in 30 min modules. Requires lots of memorization effort to succeed. Preparatory quizzes are provided for "training". 5\. Text book: Very time consuming coloring book.
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