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Specialised Cells

An introduction to cell physiology. Learn how specialized cells perform specific functions.

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Specialised Cells

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Started May 31
Ends Dec 12

Specialised Cells

An introduction to cell physiology. Learn how specialized cells perform specific functions.

Specialised Cells
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.
Started May 31
Ends Dec 12

About this course

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The human body is composed of trillions of cells working together to perform essential body functions. Cells operate in a regulated internal environment, with different types of cells having unique properties suited to their specific functions.

In this course we will dive into the complex world of human physiology, starting at the cellular level. We will explore the core concept of homeostasis, where the body adjusts its internal environment to survive external challenges. We will investigate the key role of the cell membrane in separating body fluids. The variety of cells that exist in our bodies is also examined, with a particular interest on the how cells adhere, adjust and interact with other cells in their local environment. Finally, neurons are examined, with their specialized electrical signalling capabilities.

This interactive course incorporates videos, insights from experts in human physiology and assessment that tests your new understanding of cell physiology.

At a glance

  • Institution: UQx
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    • A basic understanding of cell structure and function in animals.
    • A broad knowledge of human body systems.
    • Elementary level Biology.
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Develop a knowledge of specialised cells in the human body.
  • Appreciate the fundamental role of the nervous system in regulating body functions.
  • Develop an understanding of how cells associate as tissues and organs to perform body functions.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of nerve-muscle function.

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