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Introduction to the Human Respiratory System

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Introduction to the Human Respiratory System
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The respiratory system plays a vital role in the inhalation and exhalation of respiratory gases in the human body. It allows for the inhalation of gases such as oxygen in the air which can then be transported by the blood around the body to supply tissues and cells, and the exhalation of waste gases such as carbon dioxide into the air. This free online course enables the learner to explore the structure and functions of the human respiratory system. It outlines the different types of breathing and breathing cycles, and explains the different types of lung capacities. The course will be of great interest to students of medicine, biology, physiology and anatomy, as well as healthcare professionals who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human respiratory system.

  • The student will be able to: - describe the structure and functions of the respiration system; - understand the exchange and transportation of gases; -identify the physical principles of air; -highlight the difference between respiration and breathing.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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Modules List( 10 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
  • Module 1: Introduction to the Respiratory System
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System
    • Physical Principles
    • General Anatomy and Construction of the Human Trunk
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System - Summary
  • Module 2: Introduction to Human Breathing
    • Introduction to Human Breathing - Learning Outcomes
    • Human Breathing
    • Lung Capacities
    • Breathing Cycles
    • Introduction to Human Breathing - Summary
  • Module 3: Costal Breathing
    • Costal Breathing - Learning Outcomes
    • Anatomy of the Human Rib Cage
    • Costal Inhalation and Exhalation
    • Costal Breathing - Summary
  • Module 4: Diaphragmatic Breathing
    • Diaphragmatic Breathing - Learning Outcomes
    • Thoracic Diaphragm
    • Diaphragmatic Inhalation and Exhalation
    • Diaphragmatic Breathing - Summary
  • Module 5: Organs in the Respiratory System
    • Organs in the Respiratory System - Learning Outcomes
    • General Functions
    • The Nose
    • Nasopharynx
    • Organs in the Respiratory System - Summary
  • Module 6: The Larynx
    • The Larynx - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Larynx
    • Control of Volume of Air
    • Production of Human Speech
    • The Larynx - Summary
  • Module 7: The Respiratory Tree and Pulmonary Alveoli
    • The Respiratory Tree and Pulmonary Alveoli - Learning Outcomes
    • The Respiratory Tree
    • Pulmonary Alveoli
    • The Respiratory Tree and Pulmonary Alveoli - Summary
  • Module 8: Lungs and Pleural Cavities
    • The Lungs and Pleural Cavities - Learning Outcomes
    • Lung Structure
    • Pleural Cavities
    • The Lungs and Pleural Cavities - Summary
  • Module 9: The Pulmonary Naval and Transportation of Gases
    • The Transportation of Gases - Learning Outcomes
    • Nervous Control of Breathing
    • Functional Blood Supply
    • Exchange and Transport of Gases
    • The Transportation of Gases - Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 10: Introduction to the Human Respiratory System Assessment
    • Introduction to the Respiratory System - Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Introduction to the Respiratory System
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to discuss the very basics of the respiratory system and explain why there is a need for a respiratory system in species.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Introduction to Human Breathing
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the different lung capacities and breathing cycles.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 3: Costal Breathing
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the structure and function of the human rib cage. They will also be able to recall the differences between costal inhalation and costal exhalation.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 4: Diaphragmatic Breathing
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the structure and function of the thoracic diaphragm. They will also be able to recall the differences between diaphragmatic inhalation and diaphragmatic exhalation.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 5: Organs in the Respiratory System
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the structure and function of the supra laryngeal organs in the respiratory system.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 6: The Larynx
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the functions of the larynx. They will also be to explain how human speech is produced.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 7: The Respiratory Tree and Pulmonary Alveoli
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to describe the structure of the respiratory tree and its individual parts. They will also be able to discuss the functions of the pulmonary alveoli.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 8: Lungs and Pleural Cavities
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the structure of the lungs. They will also be able to recall the locations of all the pleural cavities.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 9: The Pulmonary Naval and Transportation of Gases
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to recall the function of the pulmonary naval and explain how the exchange and transportation of gases work in the body.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 10: Introduction to the Human Respiratory System Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    AMEDD Center and School

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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