HPH5400EN - Advanced Introduction to Medical Physiology

Course description

This course will teach the basics of human physiology and how each organ system uniquely contributes to maintaining normal health and how these systems affect and complement each other.

How this course benefits students

Students need to become familiar with the causal interactions of organ systems when attempting to identify the root cause of an illness and not mistake a clinical sign or symptom for the primary disease.

Why this course is important

Understanding human physiology is quintessential for preparing the Christian for missionary healthcare.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Human Physiology
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Roland Wilson, Professor of Medical Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This eye-opening journey of studying the human body will upliftingly testify to the existence and omnipotence of a Creator and profoundly discredit the plausibility of evolution.

Missionally driven

Diligently comforting and caring for the sick and their families and not forsaking them regardless of the seriousness of the situation will powerfully witness to the Lord’s love.

Contextually informed

A working knowledge of the fundamentals of human physiology is central in the management of all maladies in any cultural context.

Interculturally focused

Selflessly attempting to heal the disease-stricken stranger emanates a spiritual love that bends and transcends all cultural barriers.

Practically minded

A foundational understanding of the normal ranges of human physiologic functions will be a useful parameter for comparatively gauging the seriousness of a sickness.

Experientially transformed

Despite being taught the fundamentals of human physiology in this course, the real learning does not occur until the students are engaged in hands-on healthcare in the mission field.