Universal Class: Anatomy and Physiology 101

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Course:Anatomy Lecture
Ownership: Universal Class
URL: http://www.universalclass.com/i/course/anatomy-and-physiology.htm
Cost: $65.00 for a 6 month subscription

This resource does not appear to be at the medical student level. It does seem to be a full, self-paced course and offers a certificate of continuing education upon completion. It is not free and would not replace any portion of an anatomy course.

FULL DESCRIPTION

The Universal Class: Anatomy and Physiology 101 is an online course costing $65.00 for a 6 month subscription. It is difficult to tell if the content is at the medical school level. The description mentions the course being appropriate for college and high school students.

Course topics include Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Cells, Tissues, The Integumentary System, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, The Nervous System, The Sensory System, The Endocrine System, The Cardiovascular System, The Lymphatic System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Urinary System, and The Reproductive System. Course goals as listed on their website include: "1.) Be able to identify the major body systems and understand what each body system does, 2.) Be able to relate how each body system works, 3.) Be able to identify and explain major cells, tissues, and organs, and 4.) Be able to identify and explain functions of central muscles and bones."

Transcripts are available for all videos, and course materials can be downloaded and/or printed.

The site mentions that a subscription includes instructor support and feedback; however, it is unclear exactly what exactly this includes.

FACULTY TIME REQUIREMENTS

This could not replace any portion of a medical school course.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The website Google Speed Score is 89/100; however the speed of the full subscribed site was not tested. To access the full course a 4.0 generation (or higher) web browser is needed. They recommend using Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, or Safari. JavaScript must be enabled and up to date on the web browser. Cookies must be enabled as well for Universal Class domains.
For video streaming, the latest version of Adobe Flash must be installed.