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Applied Anatomy and Physiology 2 BHSC 6110

Basic Health Sciences Course

Course details

A continuation of Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I that focuses on normal physiology and pathophysiology of the following systems: Cerebral, Pulmonary, Renal, Hepatic, Hematological, Immune, and Endocrine, as well as concepts of metabolism and temperature regulation. Both courses combine to provide the foundation on which a broad array of clinical applications depends.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BHSC 6110 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83017


Wed Jan 04 - Thu Apr 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 83017
  • $998.31
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 13 N/A N/A Online

Philip Wong

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Your Program Assistant will be in contact with you via email with course registration details prior to the course start date.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the nervous system in relation to cardiovascular perfusion.
    • The anatomical structures of the brain.
    • The location and physiology of the cardio-respiratory centers of the brain.
    • Roles of sympathetic and parasympathetic system in cardiac performance.
    • The cerebral vascular system, including carotid supply, circle of Willis, vertebral and drainage vessels.
  • Explain the concepts of cerebral metabolism and ischemia.
  • Assess the pathophysiology of Cerebrovascular disease.
  • Differentiate the concept of hemorrhagic vs. embolic stroke.
  • Explain the importance of the pulmonary system in relation to cardiovascular perfusion,
    • The basic functions and ventilation mechanics of the lungs.
    • The basic pulmonary functional parameters of gas exchange.
  • Analyze the pathophysiology of:
    • Obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
    • ARDS.
  • Differentiate the pathophysiology of various end-stage pulmonary/vascular diseases requiring lung/heart lung transplantation.
  • Explain the importance of the renal system in relation to cardiovascular perfusion, outline basic anatomy of the renal system.
  • Analyze the physiology of the renal system and how it relates to cardiovascular perfusion for:
    • Water balance.
    • Electrolyte balance.
    • Plasma volume.
    • Acid base balance.
    • Osmolarity.
    • Glomerular filtration.
    • Tubular reabsorption.
  • Interpret physiological and laboratory values used to assess renal function.
  • Outline the pathophysiology of renal disease, including renal insufficiency, pre-renal failure and Acute Tubular Necrosis.
  • Outline the normal anatomy and physiology of the hepatic system.
  • Interpret physiological and laboratory values used to assess hepatic function.
  • Contrast the most common end stage hepatic diseases possibly requiring liver transplantation.
  • Describe the cellular elements of blood and their function.
  • Describe the primary plasma proteins and their function.
  • Differentiate the most common forms of anemia/hemoglobinopathies.
  • Describe the purpose of ABO blood grouping and Rh typing.
  • Compare the physiology of the various endocrine organs.
  • Analyze the endocrine regulation of blood pressure and haematopoiesis.
  • Outline the concept of metabolism within the human body.
  • List factors affecting metabolism.
  • Explain the bodies temperature regulating capacity.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

Applied Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BHSC 6110) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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