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Introductory Human Physiology

Duke University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 10 weeks long

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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.

Taught by

Emma Jakoi and Jennifer Carbrey

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Reviews for Coursera's Introductory Human Physiology
4.5 Based on 22 reviews

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John C
4.0 3 years ago
John completed this course, spending 20 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
I sought a subject requiring the ability to learn facts after have taken the 'Learning How To Learn' course. This course suited those needs along with gaining useful knowledge on the systems within our bodies. Even though biology was my major fifty years ago, I found it challenging to be able to successfully pass the quizzes on the first try until these last four weeks. And, I still did not feel competent enough to try a timed test.

I utilized all the tools provided, e.g., transcripts, notes, slides, In-video quizzes, reference material, and a minimum of three times through eac…
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Marina J
4.0 4 years ago
by Marina is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
Fascinating way of teaching physiology, but very difficult and very linear. When I took the course, it wasn't available as self-paced, and the first exam came way too early. Nowadays, since it explores the connections between the organ systems, I would recommend one just to get started and keep going. Eventually it will start to make more sense, and then you can refresh the older material and take the exams. Some people in the forums have also recommended watching basic videos on youtube first.
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Maxime Z
5.0 3 years ago
by Maxime completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Great course, covering the topic in depth, but starting from basic knowledge (I had absolutly no background in neither physiology nor biology before I started this course) Quite demanding if one aims at passing the exams, but the course material is very helpful. Good video lectures, great lecture notes, and lots of practice tests. Great teachers, particularly Dr Jakoi, who's very much involved in forum discussions.
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Tamon K
5.0 9 months ago
by Tamon completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Highly recommendable for the people who keenly want to start learning physiology. Basic knowledge of biochemistry and a little one of physical chemistry could be needed to participate in the course.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
You learn a lot from this! Very interesting, the two professors make the learning experience great by making the complex material (for a beginner) understandable!
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent and yet challenging course. Taught by two enthusiastic professors who take the time to answer many questions in the discussion threads.
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Jcyrarchitect@gmail.com J
4.0 a year ago
by Jcyrarchitect@gmail.com dropped this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I took this course with my daughter, and it turned out to be far more advanced than we thought. The course deals with the subject on the level of cells and chemistry that takes place to maintain stasis in the human body. It's a great foundation course for anyone who wants to be in the medical field, or do research in human health and the pharmaceutical industry. We were looking of a general class that explains functions of organs and other systems in the human body.
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Francisco J
5.0 3 years ago
Francisco completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
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