183.642.01 THE CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM UNDER STRESS
- Environmental Health Sciences
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Grading Restriction:
- Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
- Course Instructor:
183.638 - Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Control or consent of instructor
Identifies the responses of the cardiopulmonary system to physiological and environmental stress, presenting information from both human and research laboratory model experimentation. Reviews hypoxia and some common air pollutants (e.g. ozone) as a prototypical environmental stress factors, and exercise as an example of physiologic stress. Discusses epithelial, circulatory, and ventilatory responses of the pulmonary system, as well as susceptibility factors and biomarkers to stress.
- Learning Objectives:
- - Assess the varied responses of the cardiopulmonary system to physiological and toxicological stresses such as: emotion, isometric and isotonic exercise, changes in gravity, diving, altitude, viral cardiac infections, air pollution (e.g., ozone) on lung function, oxidative stress on the lung, stress encountered with hyperoxic assisted ventilation, and, finally, the impact of social stress on the heart and on asthma.
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on student participation in class discussion and student presentation of an assigned article
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
Consent is required if student has not taken 183.638.