The University of California, Irvine, a long-time leader in OpenCourseWare through the UC Irvine Extension, is now offering an open-enrollment first year medical school course beginning this fall.
”Introduction to Medical Physiology”, which is taught in two parts, is open to the general public, whether they hope to fulfill science requirements, test out what medical school will be like, stay refreshed on human physiology, or change careers in pursuit of a medical degree. Enrollment is available based on space, but no prior knowledge or experience is necessary, and it is not necessary to enroll in UC Irvine to participate in this course.
Various faculty members will rotate teaching by weekly subject. The first course runs from Sept. 11 through Nov. 20, and the second runs from Jan. 2 through March 11.
The first physiology course, 206A, will cover topics such as blood, nerve, and muscle physiology, special senses, the circulatory and cardiac systems, and coronary disease. Students will take two exams.
The second physiology course, 206B, will cover topics such as respiratory, endocrine, sexual, and exercise physiology, the gastrointestinal and renal systems, and vitamins, acid-base balance, and temperature regulation. Students will take three exams.
The first course is worth five units and costs $1,360. The second course is worth six units and costs $1,632.
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