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Human Cardiovascular System - Introduction

Get a clear understanding of the human cardiovascular system with this free online course.

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This free online course on the human cardiovascular system gives you an insight into the anatomy and physiology of the human heart and its surrounding systems. You'll learn about circulation, temperature control, the structure of the heart and much more. By taking the course you will gain a strong understanding of the amazing way your cardiovascular system works, so if you want to know more about your body then start your learning journey today.





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If you have ever wanted to know more about how your heart works then this free course is for you. It begins by introducing you to the cardiovascular system before moving on to discuss the circulatory system and its importance in large organisms. The course then moves on to talk about blood, breaking down its structure and how it is used to transport substances around the body, allowing other critical functions to take place.

The course then moves on to discuss the body’s response to hemorrhage, as well as blood transfusion and blood matching. It also delves into how the body’s temperature is controlled in part by the cardiovascular system. Next we move on to talk about the blood vessels, including the location of vessels and capillaries, and blood supply to different areas of the body.

Finally, the course moves on to discuss the structure of the heart itself. It looks at the chambers of the heart and the structure of its walls before examining the cardiac valves and the pericardium. This course will be of great interest to anyone who wants to know more about how the body works, whether for your own study or as part of working towards a career in areas such as medicine or science. Understanding how your body works can help you keep healthy, so start this learning adventure today.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify why there is a need for a circulatory system in the human body
  • Briefly outline the structure and functions of the human cardiovascular system
  • List and briefly describe the components of blood
  • Identify the four chambers of the heart
  • Briefly describe the blood vessel system which supplies the heart itself
  • Describe the structure of arteries, veins and capillaries


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