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Introductory Human Physiology

Explore the fascinating world of human physiology and learn about the body's organ systems, their functions, and how they maintain health. In this comprehensive course, you will: - Master key concepts in human physiology and homeostasis - Delve into the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems - Examine the role of senses, muscles, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems - Apply knowledge to real-life situations and medical conditions This course is perfect for students, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in human physiology and biology, building upon a basic understanding of human anatomy. This course is an excellent resource for MCAT preparation or as a refresher for health professionals. As a bonus, enhance your learning with a unique immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, accessible on both VR and desktop platforms, that takes you on an incredible journey inside the human body. This course offers a captivating way to explore and understand complex physiological concepts, as you virtually shrink to navigate through blood vessels and then return to normal size to measure blood pressure. The course comes to life as an educational adventure.

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Rating 4.7 based on 660 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 22 hours of videos and assessments
Starts Jun 26 (43 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Duke University via Coursera
Instructors Jennifer Carbrey, Emma Jakoi
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science

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human physiology

I enjoyed learning about the human physiology holistically by understanding connections between organ systems in various physiological pathways as well as by the review of disorders that truly help understand better how the body works.

it's a really informative course ,but I think it needs time more than 7 hour in a week A comprehensive introduction to Human Physiology.

new and specific information with no branching in details Clear and concise overview of Human Physiology Useful course.

very good videos and not too detailed explanations I'm a high school student interested in human physiology.

This well organized course can provide a solid foundation in Human Physiology.

This course can help you grasp the most important core concepts and key woking mechanisms of human physiology.

A wonderful course which enabled me to learn a lot about the human physiology.

I should have started with the course Learning How to Learn first before I even started with this Introductory Human Physiology course because It would have better prepared me to understand the course better and be able to finish the course on time.

This course is actually more informative than the course for human physiology i took at university.

The lectures are in depth and gives ample knowledge in human physiology.

Thank you for all for all of the hard work required to create such a comprehensive course ı learned everything ı expected to learn about human physiology in this course Gostei muito do curso, achei excelente, só não gostei por não ter tradução para o português do Brasil.

Introductory Human Physiology course is a great tool to figure out how the human body works, focusing on the most relevant aspects of the organism and making it easy to understand.

I really appreciate Dr. Carbrey and Dr. Jakoi, who piqued my interest in human physiology.

For doctor, It´s a good opportunity to remember the human physiology and remember the gread things that it´s the human body.

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highly recommend

Highly recommendable for the people who keenly want to start learning physiology.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in gaining a fairly in-depth understanding of major systems of the body, all within an introductory course.

Highly recommended, very useful for me as a nutritionist I liked physiology for the first time in forever because of this course.

I would highly recommend doing this course.

I highly recommend this class for anyone taking an animal physiology class.

Highly recommended.

Highly recommend.

I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Very challenging course, and I highly recommend it.

good I am a biology teacher, so I highly recommend this for biology teachers... Great explanation .

I highly recommend.

Highly recommend this !!

Highly recommend for individuals with a background in AP Chemistry and/or biology.

Highly recommended for students taking their Physiology Classes It is a good course but it was too much for me to handle Just amazing.

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background in biology

In my opinion, the student has to have some background in biology.

To do well in this course you definitely need a background in biology and anatomy.

Very nice for who have less background in biology like me.

Can be challenging for those will little background in biology and physics but the rewards are ample for those who persevere.

Somewhat challenging for me with my limited background in biology, but for the most part it was the challenge I've enjoyed.

I have no background in biology and took the course out of interest and to see what I could retain (and understand).

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excelente curso

Excelente curso, muy dinámico y fácil de entender.

Excelente curso, el material disponible es buenisimo y se agradece el nivel del curso.

Excelente curso nice course its very good Very good course.

the best course me ha parecido un excelente curso, soy estudiante de medicina en colombia y cuando estudié fisiología usaba los videos del curso para ayudarme.

Excelente curso its excellent.. learning a lot.

Excelente curso, muchas gracias!!

Excelente curso y profesores!

Excelente curso.

GOOD Excelente curso!!

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duke university

In my life, I would have never been able to attend Duke University Is a great course Really well taught course.

Had it not been for the collaboration of Coursera, Duke University, and the Course Instructors, I would not have been able to access a course of this quality.

they are really arranged in professional manner....thank you DUKE university and its teachers for giving me such a important platform for learning......... thorough and very interesting human physiology to the max.

Duke University rocks !

I hope more courses will be provided by Duke University soon, and I cannot wait to learn more.

I'll be looking forward for more such courses from Duke University Professors.

Thank you Duke University.

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well structured

Very well structured.

It is well structured and explained at a quite basic level.

The course was very thorough and well structured.

Well structured, with detailed lectures and course materials.

Well structured, concise and an overall joy to watch, this course makes it easy to learn physiology.

Good This course is really informative Great course, lectures are well structured and well presented.

This course was very well structured and easy to understand.

It has been a great well structured course.

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easy to follow

The content is very well laid out and is presented in a very easy to follow manner.

very precise and always on-the-topic, easy to follow Very well-taught course by 2 enthusiastic professors.

The videos and professors were so informative and easy to follow.

Classes were easy to follow.

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jennifer carbrey

I watch the videos after work when I get home and Jennifer Carbrey puts me to sleep.

Extremely informative I would like to rate this fabulous course as excellent under Dr. Emma Jakoi and Dr. Jennifer Carbrey, brilliant instructersThank you very much for all the kind explanation given for my questions, and good video quizzes, enjoyable problem sets and mind provoking exams.Regards and lots of thanks.Indira Raghunathan The structure is a bit confusing, and the review is not quite as intensive as I would like.Otherwise, it's awesome.

Thank you Emma Jackoi and Jennifer Carbrey and all support staff and Course Community for making this great class available online.

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high school

I seek for something to learn about Biology and Physiology and this is definitely a great choice for both high school and undergraduate students.

:) Overall the course was very helpful and I was able to understand it without prior knowledge (except for my high school biology class).

An extremely wonderful course to a non-medical but with only high school biology background person like me.

high school student.But I learned so many things during the whole class.

I found it a bit tough because I'm only a high schooler but it was an amazing course.

As a high school student, this really helped enrich my knowledge of the human body.

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emma jakoi

I should add that I did not use the forums regularly, but I saw that many students had, and that their questions were answered fairly promptly, often by Emma Jakoi herself.

I thank prof Emma jakoi and prof Mimi and Dukes University staff who strived for initiating course.

jakoi and jennifer

A very interesting and informative course, with excellent support from Emma Jakoi and Jennifer Carbrey.

Learnt a lot of stuff on how things happen inside all of us.Struggled in few sections, as i have not been in tough with physiology ...Feel program could be much more valuable by using 1) 3D videos to support the lecture2) more examples of the application of the concepts in real life3) increase the extent of interdisciplinary elements (Sports, medical, day in the life...)4) Videos of Experts to share their findings/research Thanks a lot to Emma Jakoi and Jennifer Carbrey.

It was a great experience...thanks to mentors and give guidance I want to express my gratitude to professors Emma Jakoi and Jennifer Carbey!And I highly recommend this course!This is an amazing experience!

Mimi Jakoi and Jennifer Carbrey are magnificent in their field, and they both provide their tremendous insight to a high-functioning foundation level for the subject.

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body works

Also I find it useful to know in more details how my body works, it raises awareness and makes me think that I need to care about my body more.

very thorough and easy to understand I gained a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for how my body works.

I would recommend this to everyone who is interested in learning how their body works.

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Rating 4.7 based on 660 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 22 hours of videos and assessments
Starts Jun 26 (43 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Duke University via Coursera
Instructors Jennifer Carbrey, Emma Jakoi
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science

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