Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds How do the organs in our body function? How does the human body keep control of these organs? And if something should go wrong or fail, what happens? In order to answer these questions, and others like it, we need an understanding of Physiology My name is Dr. Terry Gleave, and I am a Lecturer in Human Physiology in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool. I will be leading this online course on Physiology, which has been developed in partnership with the Physiological Society.
Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds Physiology is the science of life; it is the part of biology, which aims to develop an understanding of how things work in the human body. It provides the foundation for the biological and clinical sciences, and is key to the detection, prevention and treatment of diseases. In the same way as an engineer aims to understand mechanical structures, a physiologist is interested in biological functions. In other words, as Physiologists we aim to understand the mechanisms of living. This free online course is aimed at anyone interested in how the human body works, and you don’t need any previous experience to participate.
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds We will take you beneath the surface of three key physiological systems: Respiratory; Cardiovascular; and Nervous systems, allowing you to explore the discipline of physiology. As you proceed through the course you will have the opportunity to learn how each of these systems works. For each system, we start by looking at its history, and how our scientific knowledge has developed over time. You will see demonstrations of how we are able to measure the functionality of each system, giving you the knowledge to understand how they are influenced and how they respond to changes in their environment.
Skip to 1 minute and 57 seconds We will also look at some of the common chronic diseases associated with each of the systems, and discuss the ways in which they can affect the human body.
Skip to 2 minutes and 9 seconds Throughout this online course you will have the fantastic opportunity 00:02:11.300 –> 00:02:16.833 to learn from some of the leading Physiologists in each of their respective fields.
Skip to 2 minutes and 17 seconds So, with all that come and join us as we learn about Physiology; the Science of Life!