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Introduction to the Cardiovascular System


Introduction to the Cardiovascular System

Introduction to the Cardiovascular System

Learn more about the structure and function of the cardiovascular system.


Students: 2,055
Course Description

The human cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply. These act as one system to supply vital oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to tissues and remove carbon dioxide and metabolic waste products.
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This system also plays a central role in stabilizing body temperature and pH levels, as well as maintaining homeostasis. In this free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course, the learner will explore the structure and functions of the cardiovascular system. The course explains the composition of blood and provides an overview of how blood is used for transport and energy mobilization. It also outlines how the blood responds to haemorrhage and is involved in maintaining the correct body temperature. The course then examines blood vessels, explaining the function and location of arteries, veins and capillaries. Finally, it covers the anatomy of the heart, describing the structure of the chambers of the heart, the cardiac valves and the heart walls. It also describes the pericardium, the NAVL and the fibrous skeleton of the heart. This free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course will be of great interest to professionals in the health care sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the human cardiovascular system. Students of medicine and biology who would like to study the structure and function of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply, which make up this very important anatomical system, will also find this course of great help.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - The student will be able to describe the structure and functions of the blood; - The student will be able to describe the structure and functions of the blood vessels; - The student will be able to describe the structure and functions of the heart;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Module 2: The Blood
Module 3: The Blood Vessels
Module 4: The Heart
Module 5: The Cardiovascular System Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Course # 547
Course Publisher AMEDD Center and School
Course Category 13
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Course Description  The human cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply. These act as one system to supply vital oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to tissues and remove carbon dioxide and metabolic waste products. This system also plays a central role in stabilizing body temperature and pH levels, as well as maintaining homeostasis. In this free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course, the learner will explore the structure and functions of the cardiovascular system. The course explains the composition of blood and provides an overview of how blood is used for transport and energy mobilization. It also outlines how the blood responds to haemorrhage and is involved in maintaining the correct body temperature. The course then examines blood vessels, explaining the function and location of arteries, veins and capillaries. Finally, it covers the anatomy of the heart, describing the structure of the chambers of the heart, the cardiac valves and the heart walls. It also describes the pericardium, the NAVL and the fibrous skeleton of the heart. This free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course will be of great interest to professionals in the health care sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the human cardiovascular system. Students of medicine and biology who would like to study the structure and function of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply, which make up this very important anatomical system, will also find this course of great help.
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Release Date 27 June 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
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Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Iman Aburayyan Philippines It was complete and concise and easy to understand. Very good. 2014-11-27 10:11:22
  • Violet Mills United States of America I loved the course and thought the lay out was awesome. Only if college course used the same game plan I could see myself passing my classes most shifty. I use Alison to help me read what I was using as my learning guild for assicates courses online and it was more understand able here. 2014-11-14 01:11:45
  • Senthil Kumar India Wonderful presentation of course very useful to all medical faculty. Thanks for all members in the department thank once again for obtaining good knowledge .by Dr.gm.senthil kumar MD.FRSPH. DMCH.P.hd. 2014-10-04 03:10:41
  • Senthil Kumar India Wonderful presentation of course very useful methods of learning. I thank all team of institution by Dr.gm.senthil kumar MD.FRSPH P.hd. DMCH. 2014-10-04 03:10:11
  • Laurabeth Myers United States of America nice basic review before actual anatomy and phys class 2014-09-03 07:09:26
  • Ali Khater Saudi Arabia it is very nice 2014-08-28 15:08:15
  • Paulette Mclean United States of America In my opinion it is very important to know about the introduction to the cardiovascular system, it is of great benefit to us to know about the function of this system ,and what we should do to take care of this precious organ. 2014-07-29 19:07:43
  • Arthur van der Steen Netherlands Great course. In a volunteer first aid and this course helps me to understand better how the cardio works. 2014-06-21 17:06:24
  • Zachary Worth United States of America it was a very interesting and knowledgeable class 2014-06-12 20:06:28
  • Lauren Evans United Kingdom really interesting course would thoroughly recommend to anyone who interested in blood and te he body 2014-04-21 18:04:08
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