Human Respiratory System - Introduction
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Have you ever wondered how our bodies turn the air you breathe into oxygen for all our cells? This course begins with an introduction to the respiratory system and the physical principles of how we breathe. It also discusses the anatomy of the respiratory system and the process of diaphragmatic inhalation and exhalation. The course then moves on to look at lung capacities and breathing cycles as well as a deeper dive into the anatomy of the rib cage.
Next, it discusses the organs involved in breathing and the anatomy of the lungs. It then moves on to look at the function of the nose and how it is designed to help us breathe before diving into how air is vital in the production of speech in humans. The course then goes on to examine the respiratory tree, pulmonary alveoli and pleural cavities.
Finally, it covers functional blood supply and the transportation of gases around the body. This course is ideal for students who need to learn about biomedical science and medicine, and also those who just want to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human body and its different organs. So enrol now to begin learning and improve your understanding of the human body today.Start Course Now
Introduction to the Respiratory System
Introduction to the Respiratory System - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the Respiratory System, Physical Principles, and General Construction
Thoracic Diaphragm, Diaphragmatic Inhalation and Exhalation
Human Breathing, Lung Capacities, and Breathing Cycles
Anatomy of the Human Rib Cage
Costal Inhalation and Exhalation
Introduction to the Respiratory System - Lesson Summary
Organs in the Respiratory System
Organs in the Respiratory System - Learning Outcomes
General Functions and Nervous Control of Breathing
The Nose, Nasopharynx, and the Larynx
Control of Volume of Air and the Production of Human Speech
The Respiratory Tree, Pulmonary Alveoli, Lung Structure, and Pleural Cavities
Functional Blood Supply and the Exchange and Transport of Gases
Organs in the Respiratory System - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Identify why there is a need for a respiratory system in the human body
- Compare and contrast the mechanics and functions of breathing and respiration
- Identify and describe the different breathing cycles
- Describe the structure of the rib cage
- Describe the general structures and functions of the supra-laryngeal organs
- Outline the key functions of the nose
- Describe how human speech is produced
- Describe how gases are transported around the body
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