The online Applied Physiology with Clinical Correlations I is designed to provide an understanding of basic physiological principles and their clinical applications. This course introduces learners to the general physiology of mammalian body systems and the physiological processes. It addresses the functions of the cell and its different compartments; blood and immunity; general functions of the nervous system, reflexes and special senses; the functions of the nerve and muscle; the cardiovascular system and the digestive system.
The clinical correlations emphasize how understanding basic physiological concepts helps learners solve problems. These clinical correlations and the students-centered learning activities are deigned to promote critical thinking, communication skills and problem solving. The course utilizes text, interactive images, videos, drag and drop exercises, sell-assessment quizzes, practice tests, and open and closed book exams.
Opportunity to earn a Purdue Certificate: Those learners who successfully complete the course and earn 70% of the total possible points will receive a digital Purdue Certificate.
Instructor of the Course: The instructor of the course and author of the content is Professor A. Nour, DVM, MS, PhD. Professor Nour taught online physiology courses for more than 20 years.
Who should take the course? Since physiology is the foundation for the practice of medicine, everyone who is interested to learn how the mammalian body works should take this course. It would be helpful for pre-veterinary students, students in animal sciences, biological sciences, biomedical engineering, health sciences, and agricultural sciences and science teachers. The general public who would like to know about how their body or that of their pet works, and how veterinarians reach a diagnosis, will find the course interesting and useful. For first-year veterinary students, the course will be a useful introduction to mammalian physiology; the case studies would provide a good opportunity for practicing the integration and application of basic medical sciences concepts for solving real world clinical cases. For veterinary assistants who are considering joining a Veterinary Nursing Program, the course would immerse them in a real learning experience similar to that offered by the Nursing Program. The course can help them decide if a veterinary nursing program is really for them.
The course provides an enjoyable online learning experience. For learners who never had an online course, this applied physiology course would provide them with an opportunity to experience online course offerings in general and the applied physiology courses in particular.
For questions regarding the course, please e-mail Dr. A. Nour (firstname.lastname@example.org)