Anatomy and Physiology MOOC

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Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo and Kelly Durick Eder, Ph. D.

  • Registration closes: July 27, 2015
  • MOOC officially begins June 29 and all work needs to be completed by August 23, 2015.
  • 20 lectures offered in a variety of formats (presentation, transcript, stand-alone audio, static PowerPoint, and podcast subscription)
  • Course is eight weeks long, and represents the equivalent of 2 credits
  • Provides background information that will be necessary for a complete understanding of essential topics in the field
  • Suggested textbook: Human Physiology (12ed) by Dr. Stuart Ira Fox
  • For additional information, please read our FAQ
  • This course has been approved for 12 continuing education units (CEUs) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The program can be completed at no cost, and all coursework will need to be completed within the program timeframes to receive credit.
  • As of March 2014, over 6,700 people have registered for this course.

About the course authors

Dr. Gerald Cizadlo (a.k.a. Doc C.), Professor of Biology, has written numerous books and articles, and is the host of several widely distributed podcasts on the topics of Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Biology of Aging, and more. Dr. Kelly Eder received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine and went on to complete a research fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Her work was published in the peer-reviewed journals of Nature Immunology and the Journal of Molecular Medicine. Dr. Eder joined the faculty of the Department of Biology at the College of St. Scholastica in June of 2014. Currently, she teaches Functional Anatomy in the graduate programs of Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, and Exercise Physiology.

Tests and quizzes

Tests will consist of four short, multiple-choice quizzes, one for each unit of content. All tests are administered online and should be completed without any aid from other persons, notes, the Internet, books or anything else.

Technical support and academic honesty

Limited technical support is available through videos and other resource links provided. Participants are asked to comply with our policies relating to academic honestly, intellectual property, and other principles of our institution. Please see Terms of Use for details.


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"MOOCs are a very good way for students to accumulate the prerequisite knowledge and skills that they may need for a required course without any cost."

– Dr. Gerald Cizadlo