Body at Work: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease
This course is no longer being offered.
In this course you will study the major organ systems of the body, investigate normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology, and examine common diseases and injuries and their effect on the body’s organ systems.
This course provides students considering a career in the health professions a foundation in the study of human form and function from the perspective of practicing medical professionals. The course is designed to increase students' understanding of the structure and function of the human body, and of issues related to human health, such that they may become better stewards of their own health.
Students in this course will:
• Study the skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems
• Attend virtual lab sessions (video demonstrations/lectures of dissected human cadavers)
• Examine normal and pathological anatomy using diagnostic imaging
• Derive clinical diagnoses of virtual patients using knowledge acquired in the course and their own research
• Observe surgical procedures.
"The quality of this course was incredible. I learned so much in a very short period of time. Also, I feel like this course offered significantly more interaction with my peers than other online courses I have taken in the past."
- Body at Work student, Summer 2014
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Time commitment: To be successful in this course, you must have reliable internet access, and will be expected to participate multiple times each week. Plan to spend approximately 10 hours per week on coursework. There may be an optional live online session with the teaching team.
Students will have access to this course one week before the official start date in order to complete a brief orientation.
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers
• Webcam and microphone
• Adobe Flash Player (Important elements of this course require Flash and will not work on an iPad. If you do not already have Flash installed on your computer, you will be provided with instructions on how to download it at the start of the course.)
• Word-processing tool that will allow you to save documents as either a .doc, docx, or .pdf
Supplementary materials: none
Course Fee: $1180
Related courses: The Body: An Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (on campus course)