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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....

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Sep 30, 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.


Aug 16, 2018

Great Course ! It provides important information regarding anatomy and physiology of the main systems in our body. The video lectures are very interactive and Dr. Scanga has a great ability to teach.

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By daniela e

Mar 23, 2017

Thank you for this great course!!

By Arramalli v

May 31, 2020

i am very happy with this course

By Dr. R G

Apr 19, 2020

Wonderful experience of learning


Apr 09, 2020

Super! Proffesor Scanga - super!

By Tina C

Mar 09, 2020

This course was very informative

By Cosmas m o

Apr 06, 2018

I enjoyed the course, thank you!

By Philip p t

May 01, 2016

Was a great learning experience.

By Camil B A

May 03, 2020

Very helpful and informational!

By Mikayla D

Jan 26, 2019

Very helpful pre nursing degree

By Rashedha C

Oct 22, 2018

very useful for basic learners

By Barbara J

Sep 18, 2016

Great course. Very informative.

By K A E

Mar 12, 2016

This is a great course. Thanks!

By Kevin K

Oct 29, 2017

Excellent course very thorough

By Paola M G

Jan 02, 2019

very helpful, I learned a lot

By Maria L

Dec 13, 2016

Really nice work.Very helpful

By Daniel S

Jul 13, 2016


By Evelyn A

May 02, 2020

loved learning something new

By Bartłomiej C

Apr 16, 2017

Powerful dose of knowledge !

By Francisco J M

Mar 01, 2020

Excellent in every aspects!

By Suooda F

Sep 14, 2017

Awesome course :) thank you

By Alvaro

Jun 27, 2017

muy buen curso, recomendado

By Ernesto C

Jun 21, 2017

Well understood! Thank you!

By Rosann M

Aug 26, 2019


Great information

By Alexandra T B

May 27, 2017

Great introductory course!

By John J

Mar 04, 2017

Pretty Good & very useful!