This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the respiratory and cardiac systems intended for individuals interested in a career in Respiratory Care. It will include study of the processes involved in the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lung and tissue to include ventilation, diffusion and gas transport. Students will learn about clinical assessment tests and calculations utilized to assess lung and cardiac function, including normal values and interpretation of abnormal results. This course is a foundation for learning how to assess normal function and efficiency of the cardiopulmonary systems as well as the understanding of disease processes.
Read/Writing competency satisfied by prerequisite course. Prerequisite: BIO 1314, BIO 1414
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