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340.855.01 SS/R: BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Nisa Maruthur
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2015 - 2016

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Prerequisite:

340.601, 340.607

Description:

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss normal and abnormal cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology
  2. Describe pathophysiologic processes involved in common cardiovascular disease states, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and heart failure
  3. Describe biological mechanisms through which cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes, affect the cardiovascular system
  4. 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

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Screening and scheduling required prior to start.

For consent, contact:

nmaruthu@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

location: Welch Center: 2024 E Monument St; B306