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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.

Aug 15, 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 Josefina

Apr 22, 2020

Es fácil de entender y didáctico.

By Farhana A

Aug 2, 2020

Very detailed and specific!!

By Tara L

Dec 6, 2018

Great course and instructor.

By Emmanuel I

Oct 4, 2020

Je suis fiere de ce cpours

By Maria C A

Aug 27, 2019

It's okay to begin with

By Al-Amin H R

Oct 16, 2016

it was really helpful.

By Deepaneeta S

Mar 11, 2016

Very helpful course.

By Sabin

May 10, 2017

thank you very much

By sai y

Mar 20, 2016

it's just too good

By Aarti S

Aug 21, 2017

very interesting

By Tsering L S

May 30, 2017

Great course!

By Md M R

Apr 25, 2020

Great course

By Syed s

May 25, 2020

Good course

By Nguyen V H P

Mar 8, 2019

really good

By Mohamed G

Mar 16, 2020

very good

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By María J S J

Dec 8, 2017

muy bueno

By Aziel N

Mar 8, 2016

muy facil

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