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Introduction to the Cardiovascular System

Learn more about the structure and function of the heart with this cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course.

Biology
Free Course
This free online biology course will teach you all about the basic structure and functions of the cardiovascular system. The human cardiovascular system is a miraculous and complex structure made up of the heart, blood vessels, and blood supply. In this course you will learn about the composition of blood, how the blood transports and mobilizes energy, responds to haemorrhaging, helps maintain the correct body temperature, and more.

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Description

This course begins with an Introduction to the Cardiovascular System. You will learn why there is a need for a circulatory system in the human body and study the substances carried to and from cells in the body which include oxygen, nutrients, waste products and hormones. You will look into some circulatory systems and describe their components as well as examine the structure and functions of the human cardiovascular system.

You will then study the structure and function of the blood. You will study the components and functions of blood as well as the steps involved in response to haemorrhage. You will look into the difference between whole blood and plasma transfusions, and learn why blood donors and recipients must be matched. This course will also discuss the role played by blood in temperature control. You will also learn why blood is considered the vehicle of the cardiovascular system.

The human cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, blood vessels, and blood supply which act as one system to supply vital oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to tissues and remove carbon dioxide and metabolic waste products. Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of its central role in stabilizing body temperature and pH levels, as well as in maintaining homeostasis. Check out this course and learn more about the structure and functions of the blood, blood vessels, and the heart today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Describe the structure and functions of the blood; - Describe the structure and functions of the blood vessels; - and describe the structure and functions of the heart.

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