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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

The vital signs – heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, respiration rate, and pain – communicate important information about the physiological status of the human body. In this six-part course we explore the anatomy and physiology underlying the vital signs so that you will develop a systematic, integrated understanding of how the body functions. Relevant body systems are reviewed including cardiovascular and respiratory, followed by explanations of how the function of these systems affects vital signs. We discuss normal ranges, normal variants, and the mechanisms that underlie changes in the objective measurement of vital signs. The course also includes demonstrations of appropriate techniques for measuring vital signs in yourself and others. The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for individuals working in healthcare, those considering a career as a healthcare professional, lay caregivers, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand how the body functions....

Top reviews

Sep 29, 2018

Yes, it is very useful to me and I will suggest to my friends to take this course. My sincere Thanks to Connie B. Scanga, PhD, she taken the all lecture clearly and her lecture was easy to understand.

May 8, 2020

I have learned a lot of things from this course. This course disclosed innumerable mysteries of human body that I didn't know earlier. I really enjoyed this course. Thanks for this wonderful content.

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By Tetsuo U

Dec 15, 2018

Thank you very much. I learned a lot about my body and enjoyed the course very much.

By Tom H

Oct 27, 2016

Complemented my learning and taught me how to treat and assess different vital signs.

By Marian i D

Jun 10, 2020

Dr scanga made it easy for me to understand this course.. it was an amazing journey.

By Kettrin A

Jul 27, 2017

Like this knowledge very much. Would like to learn more if course is available.

By Athithyan C

Oct 29, 2018

I have learned more about our body vital functions and made me to understand

By Anita V R

Feb 25, 2020

very good course to get a .basic knowledge of vital signs for common people

By Stenemo

Mar 14, 2016

I was primarily interested in the cardiology section, which was very good.

By Kristy S

May 28, 2017

This course was good for a lot of different levels of understanding.

By Ankur d

May 15, 2020

It is a very good experience to learn vital signs of body parts

By Dorothy H

Jul 4, 2016

Very useful even to folks not in the medical fields. Well done!

By George M

Dec 23, 2018

very good but there is a leakage on practical performance

By Saher A S E

Sep 3, 2019

It was very intersting

I love this experience so much

By Denise G

Jul 2, 2017

Great, challenging course. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Noor B

May 3, 2017

Excellent review about vital capacity development

By Paulette G

Sep 18, 2020

The content was great. It is very informative.

By Tammy

Apr 14, 2020

I found the instructor to be very knowledgable.

By girish b

Jan 8, 2018

all perfect thank you mam connie scanga.....

By arieh k

Jun 12, 2019

an exellenct course, i enjoyed it very much!

By Albert H

Mar 15, 2018

Good course, fantastic structure and lay out

By Gaelle B

Jan 27, 2020

It help me a lot and it you can try 3 times

By Hagar E

Aug 18, 2018

Thanks it is very useful and simple course.

By Dr. S C

Oct 14, 2017

Good for basic understanding of vital signs

By Jhosselyn M

Feb 15, 2021

Material didáctico y de fácil comprensión

By Renata D

Dec 5, 2017

Very good, well presented and interesting

By Juan G L R

Sep 17, 2016

It was great and simple to understand!