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Introduction to the Human Respiratory System

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Introduction to the Human Respiratory System
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  • 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.

  • After completing this course you 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;
    -and 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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    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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