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Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems - BMED2403

Year - 2018

This unit of study focuses on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the many processes responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis in the human body. The structure and function of the cardiovascular system is discussed and cardiac output, blood pressure and blood flow are studied. This is complemented by discussion of cardiovascular pathology and pharmacological intervention. Discussion of the respiratory system includes the structure of the respiratory organs, the mechanics of breathing, control of respiration, and description of the mechanism of gas exchange. Specifically, the actions of drugs for asthma are discussed and the pathology of obstructive versus restrictive airways disease examined. The unit of study then extends the students learning to pathogenic microbes involved in infectious diseases of the respiratory system. Practical classes are designed to nurture the same generic attributes taught in BMED2401 and BMED2402, and students are additionally introduced to a further range of technical skills.

2 lec, 1 tut/prac per week

One 2hr theory exam (60%), two in-semester assessments (40%)

Human Physiology: An integrated approach Silverthorn D Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 6th Edition, 2013; The Anatomy Coloring Book Kapit W and Elson LM Benjamin Cummings, 4th Edition, 2015; Gray's Anatomy for Students Drake RL, Vogl W and Mitchell AWM Elsevier, 3rd Edition 2014; Histology: A text and Atlas Ross MH and Pawlina W Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 7th Edition, 2015; Medical Pharmacology at a Glance Neal MJ Blackwell Science, 7th Edition, 2012; Rang and Dale's Pharmacology Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ and Henderson G Churchill Livingstone, 8th Edition, 2015.


30 credit points from [12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX)]


ANAT2008 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or ANAT2011 or BCHM2072 or BCHM2972 or BIOL2006 or BIOL2016 or BIOL2906 or BIOL2916 or BMED2803 or IMMU2101 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or NUTR2911 or NUTR2912 or PCOL2011 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006 or PHSI2905 or PHSI2906


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Melissa Cameron
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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