Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology - PHSL3211

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline: PHSL3211 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: PHSL2101 or PHSL2121 or PHSL 2501, PHSL2201 or PHSL2221 or PHSL2502

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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An advanced course focusing on the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. The course is divided into three units. Unit One covers molecular and cellular aspects of cardiovascular tissues; the vascular endothelium, cardiac and smooth muscle and cell communication. Unit Two addresses systemic cardiovascular physiology, from capillary exchange, the microcirculation, the ECG, control of regional blood flow and hemodynamics, up to regulation of cardiac output and blood pressure and the function of the cardiovascular system in exercise. Unit Three focuses on the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system, with lectures delivered by leading researchers in the fields of atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension and gene-targeted approaches to combating cardiovascular disease. Lecture-based material is complemented by practical classes and problem-based learning.

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