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Dolor AssessmentMetabolic PathwaysVital SignsPain Management

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39%

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32%

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19%

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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Pulse/Heart Rate

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 104 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
1.2a Your Beating Heart 10m
1.2b ECG Demonstration 12m
1.3a Heart Valves, Part 1 8m
1.3b Heart Valves, Part 2 9m
1.3c Assessing Heart Rate Demonstration 8m
1.4a Cardiac Cycle, Part 1 6m
1.4b Cardiac Cycle, Part 2 13m
1.4c Assessing Pulse Demonstration 6m
1.5 Cardiac Output 12m
3 readings
Week 1 Lecture Outline10m
Week 1 In-Video Quizzes10m
Lecture Transcripts (SRT Files)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Blood Pressure

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 65 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 Blood Vessel Structure 15m
2.3 Blood Circulation 10m
2.4a Maintaining Blood Flow 11m
2.4b Assessing Blood Pressure Demonstration 11m
2.5 Blood Pressure Regulation 8m
3 readings
Week 2 Lecture Outline10m
Week 2 In-video Quizzes10m
Lecture Transcripts (SRT Files)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Metabolism

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2a Cellular Respiration, Part 1 6m
3.2b Cellular Respiration, Part 2 13m
3.3 Assessing Metabolic Rate Demonstration 14m
3.4 Metabolic Lab Discussion5m
3 readings
Week 3 Lecture Outline10m
Week 3 In-video Quizzes10m
Lecture Transcripts (SRT Files)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4: Temperature

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
4.2 Maintaining Body Temperature 15m
4.3 Hypothermia & Hyperthermia18m
4.4 Fever8m
4.5 Assessing Body Temperature Demonstration 10m
3 readings
Week 4 Lecture Outline10m
Week 4 In-video Quizzes10m
Lecture Transcripts (SRT Files)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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