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183.643.01 ESSENTIALS OF PULMONARY FUNCTION MEASUREMENTS

Cancelled

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

Basic course in mammalian physiology

Description:

Presents the theory and fundamentals underlying the measurement of pulmonary function in clinical and experimental studies. Discussions address pulmonary function, lung disease, asthma and lung pathology. The course considers the following topics and measurements; lung elasticity, lung volumes, spirometric indices, ventilation, perfusion, diffusion, and imaging assessments of lung function. Instructional material includes books, scientific papers, and practical demonstrations.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on written final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required