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Introductory Human Physiology

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.
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Duke University

Rating 4.7 based on 439 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 22 hours of videos and assessments
Starts Apr 6 (tomorrow)
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 in 21 reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


I have done human physiology course at one point in my second and third year of study in a school of medicine, and this has really helped me understand and grasp the concepts at this later stage.

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human body in 11 reviews

The course deals with the subject on the level of cells and chemistry that takes place to maintain stasis in the human body.

We were looking of a general class that explains functions of organs and other systems in the human body.

That was an amazing journey to the human body , I advise each one interested in understanding the mechanism of how we internally look enters this course Great LearnIng experience Wonderfully comprehensive and cohesive.

I would appreciate less text and abstract drawings on the slide, maybe an intro with images (maybe 3D) of the human body to give a little bit of background on what's going to be discussed in the class... good one Things are getting clearer in my mind, thanks to these wounderful teachers.

Best course for revision of healthcare professionals Prof. Jakoi and Prof. Carbrey are able to stimulate the curiosity about every apparatus of human body.

And yes, come up with new questions :) By the end of the course not all my questions were answered, but on the other side, without this course I never would even think of asking those questions about work of human body!

I like it I am awed by the construct and workings of the human body after taking this course.

This course is quite enormous and (for a first-timer into that topic) gives a vast understanding about human body and all the processes that are going on there on daily basis.

All the information serve to specify the general dates about human body!

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highly recommend in 10 reviews

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.

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background in biology in 6 reviews

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.

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easy to understand in 6 reviews

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

The instructors really simplify all topics to where its very easy to understand and keep up.

The instructors answer your questions quickly and in easy to understand detail.

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.

The language is so easy to understand and the subject material provided was also so updated.

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excelente curso in 9 reviews

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.

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learn a lot in 5 reviews

You learn a lot from this!

I learn a lot by taking this course.

Challenging and stimulating the mind Great course you really learn a lot about the various systems in the body, and can now have a new look at your health.

This is a very informative course and I learn a lot about physiology that I can apply to my study of exercise physiology.

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duke university in 7 reviews

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.

Duke University rocks !

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

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high school in 6 reviews

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).

The course provided an excellent background in physiology in a simple and comprehensible manner; for that I am very grateful as a high school student.

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.

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dr. jakoi in 6 reviews

Dr. Jakoi and Dr. Carbrey have presented a marvelous course.

Dr. Jakoi, in particular, is a wonderful lecturer.

excellent I love this course I've learned so much already I am a fan of Dr. Jakoi, excellent course!

Perhaps the second professor would have been better, but after 2 hours of listening to Dr. Jakoi, I now have to contact Coursera to see if I can get a refund or switch courses.

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jennifer carbrey in 5 reviews

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.

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.

I truly appreciate the quality of the lectures and materials presented by Emma Jakoi and Jennifer Carbrey from Duke University.

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emma jakoi in 5 reviews

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.


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Duke University

Rating 4.7 based on 439 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 22 hours of videos and assessments
Starts Apr 6 (tomorrow)
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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