Much like anatomy, physiology is concerned with the principal organ systems, such as the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. However, when studying physiology, you will be looking at the functions of cells and organs within their biological systems, rather than their structures. You could study physiology on a broad level, such as the physiology of mammals, during which you would study the manner in which organs function in the body of a mammal as a whole. You might also study with a narrower focus, such as the physiology of the cardiovascular system. For example, during this course, you might take a look at how the heart performs its particular function.
This is a self-paced online course that introduces learners with little or no prior biology knowledge of anatomy & physiology. Course content is presented according to body systems, and focuses on the body working together to promote homeostasis. Mastery of key concepts is encouraged with full-color art, animations, and audio. The course contains multiple exercises, games, quizzes and tests to reinforce learning and test knowledge of anatomy & physiology. Everything you need to complete the class is contained online. The course is perfect for non-medical professionals who want to learn anatomy and physiology to pursue a field in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries.
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