Sep 30, 2018
Yes, it is very useful to me and I will suggest to my friends to take this course. My sincere Thanks to Connie B. Scanga, PhD, she taken the all lecture clearly and her lecture was easy to understand.
Jun 30, 2017
I really enjoyed to the professor and the idea of learning the material with her students. It made me feel as if I was in the classroom learning with them. She broke down the material in a great way.
by Renee M C•
Nov 30, 2017
I completely enjoyed the course. There are a few things I think should have been included in the course.
1. Describing and displaying different heart rhythms and what it means
2. When blood pressure and heart rate are not in sync
3. How is pain related to blood pressure
4. Pulse oximetry
by Madeleine M•
Jun 04, 2018
A really good overview for those starting a health science degree or those wishing to refresh their knowledge and pick up a few extra bits and pieces along the way. I particularly benefited from the week on the physiology of pain, and will be able to implement the knowledge in my work.
by Rafay S A•
Jun 15, 2017
It is a good course for young medical students but more than 50% of the content is so basic and babyish wasting a lot of my time to go through the whole course when i only want about 30% -40% of that knowledge.I would recommend to split into two a basic one and an intermediate one.
by Angelo P•
Dec 18, 2017
This is an excellent course which offers a more than superficial introduction to the subject matter covered. It goes into some detail regarding the anatomy and the physiology underlying the vital signs. Anyone completing the course will have a good understanding the areas covered.
by Pavithra K•
Jul 17, 2016
I really liked this course but at some points found it to be a bit dragging. The course is designed for clinicians and healthcare professionals. So, anyone out there who wants to learn more about the vital signs that control our living, this course is one click away!
Aug 12, 2019
The course was really excellent .It will very useful to me. And I Learned a lot of things.Now I knew the hearts important functions and structure how it works and how the vital signs are. Thank you so much to Dr. Scanga. She took the class very well.
by Jett C•
Jul 23, 2017
I thought this course offered a good overview of key concepts related to vital signs. I found the lectures and lab videos to be very helpful. I also liked having lecture notes available to review before watching the video lectures.
by Joycelyn S•
Oct 10, 2017
I found the work challenging, but at the same time revitalizing. I took this course for me to understand what my doctors are looking at during visits. It took a lot for me to understand the physiology, but it was worth it.
Jul 30, 2017
Really enjoyed the pace of the class. I learned a lot of new things. The instructor was very knowledgeable and thought the course in a way that helped me gain a better understanding of each topic that was covered.
by Jan G•
May 04, 2016
Very well done. I like the fact that there are demos also. It might be a hard course if someone has no biology background. It's clear that this course is not the students first intro to many of these subjects
by Patience D•
Oct 17, 2016
This course is rich in information. The use of models, the interactive setting with nursing students and the simlab activities made it easy to understand the concepts. Kudos to Dr. Scanga and the team!
by Ananya K•
Mar 15, 2017
It was fun to do. But I got a little confused in a few weeks.. But I will sure remember this course and I am sure I will learn something related to these topics in future.. I love vital signs!
by Moises E•
Mar 05, 2017
Very interesting! To future versions, maybe You could include more practical demonstrations about the assessment of vital signs. I'm very grateful to the team responsible for this course.
Jun 09, 2017
Wonderful Course, teaches you about Homeostasis, Circulatory System, Respiratory System, touches on respiration (chemical reactions) and the nervous system :)
by Mark W•
Aug 20, 2017
Overall, very good. Students would benefit from more background in human anatomy and physiology than I have, but I still got a lot from the material.
by Raviteja K•
Feb 22, 2018
good course. Helps a lot for beginners in medicine and all others non medical people to know basic mechanisms and vital signs in our body.
by Nicole S•
Mar 23, 2018
I was expecting the course to not be so technical, but I ended up learning a lot and most of it was really easy to follow and understand.
by Ashley A•
Mar 02, 2016
a nice course, slower pace, easy to watch/follow. good for people who are NEW to understanding vital signs. A good tool in beginners ECG.
by Karla P G R•
Jun 18, 2017
It helps you to review the basics about the five vital signs. It´s a good course but I wish i could learn more in depth about the topic,
by Teresa L•
Sep 14, 2016
I love how there are students present to ask questions. It really helps to clarify the points that the professor is trying to make.
by Cha K•
May 23, 2016
Instructor is amazing and very clear. You have to be sure you are reviewing ALL course materials as the course is very thorough.
by Paul L•
May 23, 2019
An excellent course to gain the basics and more of an in depth knowledge into what the body does and tells us with vital signs.
by Jonathan M•
Mar 07, 2018
It's a great course but the volume variesw considerably in the videos, at moments barely audible or too loud in others.
by Adam K•
Jun 07, 2019
The language was pretty difficult to grasp, but once understood it was very illuminating and fulfilling knowledge.
by David S Y C•
Aug 16, 2017
Muy buen curso, me interesa el tema aunque faltan pequeños detalles en ciertos videos.
Gracias Coursera y PENN.