183.642.01 THE CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM UNDER STRESS
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- 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.
183.638 - Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Control or consent of instructor