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Metabolic PathwaysBiologyOrgan SystemsMedicine

Learner Career Outcomes

47%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 33 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome and Additional Resources

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings
1 video
6 readings
Welcome to Human Physiology10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Course Logistics10m
About Us10m
FAQ_Including Syllabus for Downloading10m
Get to Know Your Classmates10m
4 hours to complete

Homeostasis and Endocrine System

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 140 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Regulation of Homeostasis27m
Transporters Pumps and Channels31m
Solute and Water Transport17m
General Concepts28m
Assessment and Pathology13m
1 reading
Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Problem Set: Transporters, Channels, and Homeostasis30m
Practice Problem Set: Endocrine Concepts30m
Homeostasis and Endocrine System Exam30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Nervous System

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Membrane Potentials21m
Action Potentials20m
Methods of Communication13m
Organization12m
2 readings
How To Calaculate The Equilibrium Potential10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Problem Set: The Nervous System30m
The Nervous System Exam30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Senses and the Somatic Nervous System

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 90 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Hearing and the Vestibular System15m
Chemical Senses7m
Intro and Structure10m
Control of Movement26m
1 reading
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Problem Set: Senses and Nervous System30m
The Senses and the Somatic Nervous System Exam30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Muscle

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 100 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Tension and Metabolism30m
Smooth Muscle Structure, Regulation and Pacemakers21m
Cardiac Muscle Structure, E-C Coupling and Force Generation21m
2 readings
Resources10m
Survey10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Problem Set: Skeletal Muscle30m
Practice Problem Set: Smooth and Cardiac Muscle30m
Muscle Exam30m

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