In this course, students learn to recognize and to apply the basic concepts that govern integrated body function (as an intact organism) in the body's nine organ systems.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 course is ideal preparation for those who are planning to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to apply for medical schools in the United States. In addition to preparation for the MCAT exam, this course is relevant for students applying to professional health science programs such as medical school, nursing, physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant, physical therapy, and doctorate of physical therapy.
If you are simply curious about how the human body works, how organ systems coordinate, or the effects of disease on the body, etc., then you might also find this course interesting. Learn what happens to your body when you get sick, workout, or even when you eat a bag of salty potato chips.
No. For each lecture, we will provide notes (6-8 pages) which enrich the learning materials. Other than our lecture notes, there are no textbooks required.
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