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183.638.01 MECHANISMS OF CARDIOPULMONARY CONTROL

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:00 - 5:00pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

183.631 - Fundamentals of Physiology or Consent of Instructor; ME 360.720 - Physiology, recommended

Description:

Focuses on reflex control of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Discusses the various receptors, central integration, and effector mechanisms of the two systems, and examines their roles under resting and stressful conditions, e.g., factors involved in respiratory rhythmicity at rest, cardiopulmonary acclimatization to altitude, and adaptation to hemorrhage. Blends didactic material with student-led discussion of pertinent journal articles and monographic literature.

Methods of Assessment:

A paper is required.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required