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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Nisa Maruthur
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Acquaints students without a clinical medicine background with cardiovascular pathophysiology. Topics covered include cardiac structure and function, atherosclerosis, lipids, heart failure, hypertension, kidney function and diabetes. Focuses on the pathological processes that lead to subclinical and clinical disease and common diagnostic techniques.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss normal and abnormal cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology
Describe pathophysiologic processes involved in common cardiovascular disease states, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and heart failure
Describe biological mechanisms through which cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes, affect the cardiovascular system
Identify the diagnostic techniques used to assess common cardiovascular disease states, including invasive and non-invasive imaging techniques

Methods of Assessment: Final paper and presentation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 10:00 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Screening and scheduling required prior to start.

For consent, contact:

340.601, 340.607

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: location: Welch Center: 2024 E Monument St; B306
Frequency Schedule: Every Other Year
Next Offered: 2015-2016