Survey of Human Disease Online Course

Survey of Human Disease & Pathophysiology, a functional foundation for studying disease.

Health Science Curriculum - Introduction to Human Disease

This course is designed to provide the structural and functional characteristics of common and important diseases, as well as the principles of diagnosis and treatment. By understanding the anatomic and physiologic changes of each disease, students can better understand the clinical methods of diagnosis, the manifestations of disease, and the appropriate method of treatment.

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Survey of Human Disease & Pathophysiology,
a functional foundation for studying disease.

Educators, Get a Free 30-Day Trial

Submit the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Our Survey of Human Disease & Pathophysiology Course Features:

Detailed, Engaging Content.

Web-based audio-visual content introduces students to pathophysiologic characteristics of major diseases and their diagnosis and treatment.

Easily Accessible.

Our Survey of Human Disease online course is accessible on all desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Students are able to learn at their own pace, while instructors can monitor progress with real-time tracking tools.

Supplemental Learning.

With each chapter, additional resources are provided to advance student learning. These educational tools reinforce concepts presented in the lectures.

Chapter Topics Include:

  • Heredity
  • Infection
  • Pathology
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Immunity
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • And more...
Meet the Course Author

Meet the Course Author

Before joining the University of South FL full time, Dr. James Van Elswyk was a partner in a six-person medical group for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in northern New Jersey. After 20 years, he retired to Florida and began to practice his passion for teaching as the primary instructor of the course Survey of Human Disease at USF.

Meet the Course Author

Meet the Course Author

Before joining the University of South FL full time, Dr. James Van Elswyk was a partner in a six-person medical group for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in northern New Jersey. After 20 years, he retired to Florida and began to practice his passion for teaching as the primary instructor of the course Survey of Human Disease at USF.

Interactive Content

Students can review medical terms and word parts using banks of hundreds of digital flashcards on engaging lecture components. Our SHD course also includes interactive 3D models/activities furthering engagement.

Self-Test Quizzes

Chapter and cumulative reviews help students test comprehension and retention in preparation for exams and real-world applications. In the self test atmosphere incorrect questions will continue to auto repopulate until they are answered correctly.

Multi-media lectures

High-quality medical and scientific images illustrate concepts as lectures written by Dr. James Van Elswyk and professionally voiced guide students through the lesson and help them understand key concepts.

Timed exams

Configurable and flexible timed exams make testing a trouble-free process for instructors and students. To help ensure academic integrity during remote exam sessions, we offer the Caduceus Proctoring service through our partnership with ProctorU.

Survey of Human Disease Online Course Curriculum
Survey of Human Disease Online Course Curriculum
Survey of Human Disease Online Course Curriculum
Survey of Human Disease Online Course Curriculum
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