Selected Topics In Cardiorespiratory Physiology
1204(cardiovascular physiology). COURSE JUSTIFICATION:
This course aims
· The course
to give students a better understanding of
the special characteristics
and mechanisms in the heart
that provides cardiac rhythmicity and transmit action potential throughout the heart muscles to cause heart’s
beats. It also examines the
vascular system and how
the heart operate as
beginning with the special
of the vascular
muscles and the homeostatic mechanisms operating to adjust flow including the general
principle that apply to
all parts of the circulation.
This will a theoretical course delivered
interactive lectures with
critical thinking discussions and demonstrations. The course will Provide
the student with adequate
knowledge on the respiratory and non-respiratory functions of the lungs. COURSE AIMS
During the course of
the study the student
will be facilitated
a. Define stroke
volume and cardiac output
and describe the factors
that influence these variables.
b. Describe the effects of hormones, drugs, temperature and changes in ion
concentration on the heart.
the mechanisms that regulate blood flow through arteries, capillaries
how the activities of the cardiac,
vasomotor and respiratory centre are coordinated
to control blood flow through the tissues.
how the cardiovascular system responds to
the demand of exercise,
hemorrhage and shock.
volumes and capacities, gas
laws and spirometry.