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.
This is a D2L course and requires computer and internet access. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advance Specialty Certificate Program. Students must have successfully completed all Term 1 courses. Perfusion Program Assistant: Melanie_Beggs-Murray@bcit.ca; tel: 604.451.7137
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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.
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:
Acid base balance.
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
BHSC 6110 is offered as a part of the following programs:
The Nature of Disease: Pathology for the Health Professions
Thomas H. McConnell MD FCAP
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