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BHSC 6110 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology 2

Basic Health Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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.


BHSC 6100 and PERF 7100 and PERF 7200





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 83017

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Apr 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 16 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is an online course requiring computer and internet access. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Students must have successfully completed all Term 1 courses. Any course materials required will be listed and available at the BCIT Distance and Online Learning Bookstore Contact details for PTS Program Assistant for Cardiovascular Perfusion: Melanie on 604-451-7137, email Contact details for PTS Program Assistant for BHSC 6110: Leesa on 604-432-8831, email
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.


10 seats available as of Oct 29, 2020 12:58 pm (PDT). Of these 10, 7 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

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

BHSC 6110 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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