Pulmonary Physiology

PHYSCI X 410
This course explores pulmonary physiology at the molecular, cellular, and system level to understand the respiratory system of the human body.
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Online
Starting at $855.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Evaluate the anatomy of the respiratory system and the mechanics of breathing
  • Understand the modulatory compensation in response to exercise, high altitude, diving, and sleep apnea
  • Weigh the current treatments to understand the disorders of the respiratory system

About this course:

The respiratory system is a complex network of organs and tissues that controls essential functions of the human body. This course examines pulmonary physiology at the molecular, cellular, and system level to elucidate how the human lungs function to facilitate gas exchange related to metabolism. Topics include anatomy of the respiratory system; mechanics of breathing; gas exchange and delivery to and from cells; regulation of homeostasis; neural control of breathing; and modulatory compensation in response to stressful situations, such as exercise, high altitude, diving, and sleep apnea. Course instruction overviews common pathologies, chronic diseases, and current treatments to understand the disorders of the respiratory system.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Pulmonary Physiology.

One year college-level biology.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Joseph Esdin
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Fee:
$855.00
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Notes

Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/ speakers, and webcam.

Enrollment limited to 25 students. Enrollment deadline: January 11, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 11, 2019
Course Requirements

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