Medical Physiology

PHSL 1010: Online Lecture and Lab

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Medical Physiology, PHSL 1010, is a one-semester upper-level undergraduate online lecture and lab course. In this course, learners 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.

For more detailed information about this Physiology course, please request the PHSL 1010 syllabus.

Course delivery

This course is delivered using online streaming audio of lectures and PowerPoint slides along with hands-on labs, readings, and interactive discussion board activities.


Labs for this course are done hands-on with a kit that is mailed to the student’s home. The lab kit contains experiments and lab-grade materials that mirror the traditional campus laboratory experience. These engaging lab assignments will guide you every step of the way, helping you to understand the course materials and to learn how it applies to your everyday life.

Laboratory experiments include:

  • Respiratory Response to Exercise
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Urinalysis
  • Water, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance

Required Course Materials


There are 3 required materials for this course.

  1. Mastering A&P Access Code (Modified Mastering)
  2. One version of the Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach text
  3. Hands-On Learning lab kit (instructions listed below)

1. Mastering A&P Access Code (Modified Mastering)

Note: You must register for Modified Mastering through Blackboard. We recommend that you always access your Modified Mastering course through Blackboard after that.

  1. Sign in to Blackboard and enter your Blackboard course.
  2. Select any Pearson link in the Content area under “Pearson’s MyLab and A&P Mastering”.
  3. Enter your Pearson account username and password.
    • If you don’t have a Pearson account, select Create and follow the instructions.
  4. Buy access using a credit card or PayPal account.

2. One version of the Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach Text:

  • Silverthorn, Dee U., et al. Human physiology: an integrated approach, 8e. San Francisco: Pearson, 2019 
    *Can purchase a used or rented version (from any website).

For the best experience, check the system requirements from the publisher. Please note, some activities in this course use Flash, and are therefore not screen-reader accessible, and may not work on a mobile device. If the browser you’re using no longer supports Flash, try a different browser or download the Flash plug-in for this content.

3. Hands-on Learning Lab Kit:

Kits MUST BE ORDERED IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING YOUR COURSE in order to ensure materials are on hand for the start of the course.

Note: Kits can take 5–7 business days to arrive. Ordering instructions are in Blackboard course.

Mandatory External Webcam for Proctored Exams

This webcam is required for proctored exams for any courses starting on or after September 4, 2019.

Webcam & Whiteboard Ordering Information

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1440
Registration: $30
Total: $1470

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Complete at your own pace

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

Prior coursework for success

One semester of college-level biology, preferably college-level anatomy or physiology, must be completed before registering for this course.

*This prior coursework must have been completed successfully within the past 7 years.

Exam procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning’s ProctorU site. Courses starting on or after September 4, 2019 must be proctored via the UNE-approved external webcam.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. To register, you will need to enable Flash in your browser first (here are step-by-step instructions). Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. Online registration will remain open during holidays when the university is closed. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details.

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call a student service advisor at:

(855) 325-0894

or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial.

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call (855) 325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.