340.855.01 SS/R: BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
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.
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
- Friday 10:00 - 11:50