Explore the amazing physiological systems that keep us alive
Physiology is the study of normal function within living things. It examines and explains how organisms, organs and cells carry out the chemical and physical processes that keep us going.
This course, in partnership with the Physiological Society, will take you beneath the surface of three key physiological systems – respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous – allowing you to explore the discipline of physiology.
You will also examine some of the practical uses of physiology and consider the exciting career opportunities available if you study physiology.
What topics will you cover?
- Week 1 – The Respiratory System
- Week 2 – The Cardiovascular System
- Week 3 – The Nervous System
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
The course might be of particular use for 16-19 year olds studying biology and physiology, and considering further studies in these areas on degrees like medicine, dentistry or other healthcare and life sciences. However, we would hope that anyone who enrols on this course would enjoy the learning experience and gain useful knowledge about the human body.
Who developed the course?
University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.
The Physiological Society is the largest network of physiologists in Europe and we continue our 140-year tradition of being at the forefront of the life sciences.