Human Physiology

Course Details

This course is delivered by Westcott Courses in partnership with Brandman University

BIOU 202 - Human Physiology

Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Principles of Chemistry with a grade of C or better.

Course Description: Presents the physiology of human body systems with emphasis upon functions of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

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Without Lab         With Lab

Enrollment Schedule: Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)


5 months to complete

Single 30 day extension if needed

Estimated Cost

Without Laboratory: $499

With Laboratory $568.00

Ways to Learn



Without Laboratory: 3; With Laboratory: 4

Lower Division, UG

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Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the fundamental physiological processes and mechanisms.
  • Explain the basic mechanisms of homeostasis by integrating the functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
  • Describe how homeostatic mechanisms respond to internal and external changes in the environment.
  • Perform basic physiological measurements and analyze physiological data quantitatively.
  • Describe functional mechanisms and their regulation to explain the pathophysiology underlying common diseases.
  • Use appropriate reference resources to clarify and expand knowledge of Physiology and Pathophysiology.
  • Synthesize information, think independently and reason through new material in a way that reflects facts learned to demonstrate an understanding of the overall structure and function of the human body.

Course Topics:

  • Molecular Interactions
  • Compartmentation: Cells and Tissues
  • Energy and Cellular Metabolism
  • Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties
  • The Central Nervous System
  • Sensory Physiology
  • Muscles
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure
  • Gas Exchange and Transport
  • The Kidneys
  • Digestion
  • Metabolism and Energy Balance
  • The Immune System
  • Reproduction and Development



Lab Description: This is the laboratory part of Human Physiology and is taken in conjunction with the main course. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include the physiology of cell transport mechanisms, skeletal muscle, nerve impulses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestion, renal, acid-base balance, blood analysis and serological testing.

Upon successful mastery of the laboratory part of the course, you will be able to

  • Understand laboratory safety and know how to apply safe practices in the laboratory.
  • Have a basic understanding of the chemical, cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the function of living organisms.
  • Describe the functions of the major organ systems of the human body, and provide examples of coordinated interactions among these systems.
  • Relate biological structure to function at different levels of biological organization.
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Register and enroll in your course via Westcott Courses.

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You will be working directly with Westcott Courses from the beginning to end of the course.

Step 4
Once your course is completed, your grade will be posted with Brandman University and you can then order a transcript.


Syllabus without Laboratory

Syllabus with Laboratory

How it Works

These individual courses are available to anyone in the public who would like to enroll in a math or general education course. Unlike traditional colleges where one must enroll in a degree granting program, Westcott Courses offers individual courses where filling out a one page form makes the course immediately available. Westcott Courses is the teacher of the course and your official transcript with academic semester credits will come from one of our partner universities which are regionally accredited by WASC. Westcott Courses does not appear on the transcript; the transcript will show our courses the same way it would show a traditional class taken on the universities campus without being enrolled as a regular student. View transferring the credits.

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The classes are self-paced; however, a teacher is attached to each course who holds at least a master's degree in their field of study (or related). Most of our teachers are teachers who teach the exact same course on either a California State University or California Community college campus.

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