SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.
Physiology for Health Sciences
The function of organs, body systems and the integration of functions in the whole body.
In this course you will learn the foundational knowledge of physiology. This course is designed to meet the needs of those wishing to pursue professional programs such as medicine. This course is considered equivalent to PHGY214FW, which is the lecture-based physiology course core to the Life Sciences program at Queen's University. This course, however, is not lecture-based. It is an online course that depends heavily on directed independent learning. This means that you will be given direction as to which materials you need to know then it is up to you to learn it. This type of learning will be supplemented with discussion forums and online small group sessions.
The course will be evaluated as follows:
|Component||% of final mark|
Online tests (4 x 8% each)
Online Seminars (3 x 3% each)
|Discussion Boards (12)||9%|
Students must write their exam on the day and time scheduled by the University. The start time may vary slightly depending on the off-campus exam centre. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, etc., during the exam period.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Central Nervous System
- Peripheral Nervous System
- Sensory Nervous System
- Cardiac Physiology
- Respiratory Physiology
- Renal Physiology
- Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
- Gastrointestinal System
- Endocrine System
- Reproduction and Development
Textbooks and Materials
CDS reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/SearchEngine/ to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.
Students will obtain their lesson information from the course Moodle site beginning the first day of term.
The following materials are available from the Queen's Campus Bookstore.
- Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems, 2nd Canadian Edition
|Course notes and readings||4-6 hours per week|
|Nelson's CNOW activities||4 hours per week|
|Discussion Forums or Tutorials||Up to 4 hours per week|
|Total:||14 hours per week|
PHGY 210/6.0 may be substituted for PHGY 214/6.0 in the Life Sciences and Biochemistry programs and serve as a prerequisite for any course or program which lists PHGY 214/6.0 as a prerequisite. Completion of a first year course in Biology is strongly recommended.
Moodle is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into Moodle to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the Moodle site.
About Credit Units
Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA requires a total of 90 credit units.
To take an online course, you’ll need a good-quality computer (Windows XP/Vista/7, Pentium III, or Mac OS X 10.5, G4 or G5 processor, 256 MB RAM) with a high-speed internet connection, soundcard, speakers, and microphone, and up-to-date versions of free software (Explorer/Firefox, Java, Flash, Adobe Reader). See also Preparing For Your Course.
The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s are 1 April (for May summer term), 1 June (for July summer term), 1 August (for fall term), and 1 December (for winter term). All documents must be received by the 15th of the month following the deadline. You can register for a course up to one week after the start of the course. See also Dates and Deadlines.
Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for 2014-15 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Canadian students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $605.31; for a 6.0-unit course, $1210.62. See also Tuition and Payment.
The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.
|Letter Grade||Grade Point|
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.
How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.
Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.
Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
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All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.
All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.
Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.