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183.638.01 MECHANISMS OF CARDIOPULMONARY CONTROL

Cancelled

Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
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.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon completion of this course students will be able to: - Identify and explain at least on a basic level the role of the various receptors, afferent pathways, centers, and efferent pathways to the effectors of the cardiopulmonary control system. This includes both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. - Explain in detail several examples of the interaction between the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. - Demonstrate the effect of anesthesia on the control of the cardiopulmonary system’s response to stimuli (e.g., hypoxia).


Methods of Assessment: A paper is required.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 3:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

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

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail