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Renal, Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

The renal, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems are key body systems, essential for normal human health. Learn how these systems work together to maintain homeostasis.

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Renal, Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

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Starts Aug 30
Ends Dec 12

Renal, Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

The renal, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems are key body systems, essential for normal human health. Learn how these systems work together to maintain homeostasis.

Renal, Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems
Estimated 8 weeks
3–5 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archivedOpens in a new tab.
Starts Aug 30
Ends Dec 12

About this course

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Comprehending the complexity and integration of the human body systems is the core to learning human physiology.

SYSTEMS2x continues to investigate the intricacies of various body systems and how they function together to maintain homeostasis. This course begins by guiding you through the gastrointestinal tract and how food is moved and digested along the various segments of this system. The related roles of the pancreas in digestion and metabolism are also explored. Following this, various roles of the kidney are examined, importantly how fluid balance is achieved. Finally, the key integrating role of the endocrine system and hormones in providing cross-talk between body systems is highlighted.

This interactive course incorporates videos, insights from experts in human physiology, and questions created to test your new understanding of cell physiology.

At a glance

  • Institution: UQx
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Gain a functional understanding of the gastrointestinal and renal systems.

  • Investigate how various body systems are integrated to maintain homeostasis.

  • Understand why the roles of the pancreas, kidney and endocrine systems are critical.

  • Appreciate the physiological response to hormones through the study of endocrinology.

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