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Cardiorespiratory System - MEDI211

In this unit you will develop a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory body systems, knowledge of the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis in these coordinated systems, and the ability to relate cardiorespiratory diseases to their underlying pathophysiological pathways. You will learn how to measure blood pressures, palpate peripheral pulses, listen to heart sounds, record an electrocardiogram (ECG), and explain how blood pressure changes throughout the vascular system. You will also learn how to perform bronchoscopy, listen to breath sounds, and analyse spirometry data. Dynamic cardiovascular and respiratory responses to exercise and exercise training will be studied, as well as the coordinated cardiorespiratory contributions to acid-base balance in the body. You will critically consider scientific and medical evidence in cardiorespiratory contexts to inform experimental design and individual decision-making. Modality of delivery will cross anatomy demonstration, simulations, hands-on measurement, and presentation of material from experts in the field.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Mark Butlin

((12cp at 100 level or above) including HLTH108) and admission to BClinSc Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MEDI201, MEDI301
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Assessed As: Graded
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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