Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease

PHYSCI X 408

This course explores current clinical interventions for preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases by focusing on lifestyle modifications.

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What you will learn.

  • Understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that mediate diabetes, obesity, and hypertension
  • Define principles relating to cellular and biochemical processes of the cardiovascular system

About this course:

Explore how the cardiovascular system functions and how cardiovascular disease develops during the lifespan. Instruction emphasizes the molecular and cellular mechanisms that mediate such chronic diseases as atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome. Current clinical interventions for treating and preventing cardiovascular disease focusing on lifestyle modifications are a major component of the course.
Prerequisites
One year college-level biology.

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