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Body at Work: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
July 16, 2014 - August 12, 20144OnlineOpenDale Ritter10617

Course Description

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 that affect the body’s organ systems.

Students considering a career in the health professions will find this course provides a foundation in the study of human form and function, with an emphasis on the perspective of practicing medical professionals. You will also learn to become a better steward of your own health, and learn to interact more effectively with your own doctors.


Students in this course will:
* Study the skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems
* Observe prosections (the dissection of a cadaver for instruction)
* Use diagnostic imaging to examine normal and pathological anatomy and physiology
* Create clinical diagnoses of virtual patients using knowledge acquired in the course as well as personal research
* Observe surgical diagnoses and procedures.



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Coursework requirements: This course requires approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.

You will need the following to participate in this online course:
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers


Course Fee: $1985

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Related courses: The Body: An Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (on campus course)