Medical Physiology Lecture & Lab Course Overview

  • PHSL 1010 is a four-credit lecture/lab online medical physiology course. In this course, you will be introduced to core concepts that shape our knowledge of the workings of the human body. Cell-cell communication and membrane dynamics will first be studied as central themes that govern coordination in individual cells and tissues, and within and between organ systems. You will learn to address problems in physiology, and to apply their knowledge and new understandings to case studies similar to those they may encounter in clinical settings.

           *This course is considered an upper level undergraduate course (300 level or above).

Medical Physiology Lecture & Lab Course Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts of cell-cell communication and control of complex systems in laboratories, discussions, journal clubs, and assignments
  • Explain the basic components of systems physiology, particularly those associated with the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and endocrine structure and function.
  • Apply the components of cellular and systems physiology to case studies in endocrine control and to complex problems such as exercise and environmental physiology.
  • Contribute to a learning community that will create and explore original applications of physiological concepts in discussions, journal clubs, and Lesson Plans.

Medical Physiology Lecture & Lab Course Prerequisites

  • One semester of college-level biology (BIOL 1010)
  • One semester of college-level anatomy (ANAT 1005)

    * Please note these prerequisites are highly suggested and support course preparedness and success. We recommend having completed the listed prerequisites before enrolling and within the past seven years.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

This sixteen-week course is organized into five units of study. In every unit, you will complete multiple laboratory assignments.  The labs provide hands-on learning opportunities in each topic of study.

Hear What PHSL 1010 Students are Saying

I really appreciated the discussions we had, and the instructor was also very good at keeping communication! If there was ever a question, the instructor quickly responded and helped make sense of the concept. Having taken physiology before in undergrad, I definitely preferred UNE’s online class vs. my undergraduate class.

Excellent class, lots of great labs. Physiology is a subject that makes you understand and think about HOW things work, not just what they are, and this class does a great job associating the how and why of the human body and its functions at a basic to intermediate level.

Tuition & Fees

PHSL 1010: Lecture/Lab


  • Credits: 4
  • Tuition: $1,480
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,510*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook
    • Silverthorn, Dee U., et al. Human physiology: an integrated approach, San Francisco: Pearson, 2019
    • Mastering A&P Access Code (Modified Mastering) (purchased in your course)
  • Lab Materials
    • All lab materials are purchased through your course. Please be aware that costs vary for each course and can range from $100- $500+.
As a Reminder

Complete at Your Own Pace within 16 weeks

24/7 Online Registration

Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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Laura Eberly

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(207) 221-4975




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