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Introduction to the Cardiovascular System


Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Introduction to the Cardiovascular System

Learn more about the structure and function of the cardiovascular system.


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Introduction to the Cardiovascular System Course
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Course Description

The human cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply. These act as one system to supply vital oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to tissues and remove carbon dioxide and metabolic waste products. This system also plays a central role in stabilizing body temperature and pH levels, as well as maintaining homeostasis. In this free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course, the learner will explore the structure and functions of the cardiovascular system. The course explains the composition of blood and provides an overview of how blood is used for transport and energy mobilization. It also outlines how the blood responds to haemorrhage and is involved in maintaining the correct body temperature. The course then examines blood vessels, explaining the function and location of arteries, veins and capillaries. Finally, it covers the anatomy of the heart, describing the structure of the chambers of the heart, the cardiac valves and the heart walls. It also describes the pericardium, the NAVL and the fibrous skeleton of the heart. This free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course will be of great interest to professionals in the health care sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the human cardiovascular system. Students of medicine and biology who would like to study the structure and function of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply, which make up this very important anatomical system, will also find this course of great help.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - The student will be able to describe the structure and functions of the blood; - The student will be able to describe the structure and functions of the blood vessels; - The student will be able to describe the structure and functions of the heart;


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 62 reviews
Course Title: Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Course #: 547
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: The human cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply. These act as one system to supply vital oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to tissues and remove carbon dioxide and metabolic waste products. This system also plays a central role in stabilizing body temperature and pH levels, as well as maintaining homeostasis. In this free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course, the learner will explore the structure and functions of the cardiovascular system. The course explains the composition of blood and provides an overview of how blood is used for transport and energy mobilization. It also outlines how the blood responds to haemorrhage and is involved in maintaining the correct body temperature. The course then examines blood vessels, explaining the function and location of arteries, veins and capillaries. Finally, it covers the anatomy of the heart, describing the structure of the chambers of the heart, the cardiac valves and the heart walls. It also describes the pericardium, the NAVL and the fibrous skeleton of the heart. This free online cardiovascular anatomy and physiology course will be of great interest to professionals in the health care sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the human cardiovascular system. Students of medicine and biology who would like to study the structure and function of the heart, blood vessels and blood supply, which make up this very important anatomical system, will also find this course of great help.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 27 June 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Donna Patterson
    Donna Patterson United States of America The course was informative and more difficult than I thought it would be. I did miss one question because atria was misspelled as aria. 2015-06-24 05:06:17
  • Terry Starkey
    Terry Starkey United Kingdom Enjoyed this course & found it helpful 2015-06-11 15:06:03
  • Brian Wing
    Brian Wing United Kingdom Great , very informative and when I got my head around it found it easy to complete, able to work at my own pace which helped me to absorb the information. 2015-05-12 22:05:54
  • Janice John
    Janice John United Kingdom I am learning as I am going along and enjoying. It is a topic I would like to learn more about due to family history and being a member of St John Ambulance transportation and volunteer. 2015-03-11 17:03:22
  • Phyllis Sesma
    Phyllis Sesma United States of America Good overview of the cardiovascular system. Great for educating students on the basics. 2015-02-26 23:02:43
  • TRACEY WOODBERRY
    TRACEY WOODBERRY United States of America Easy to understand 2015-01-28 20:01:11
  • Seshu Choudary
    Seshu Choudary United Kingdom very good course to renew the knowledge of medicine. 2015-01-20 07:01:28
  • George Schubel
    George Schubel United States of America It was a good course, very useful. 2015-01-15 01:01:11
  • George Schubel
    George Schubel United States of America I found it useful and informative. 2015-01-15 01:01:44
  • Samba Jallow
    Samba Jallow Gambia I found the cardiovascular system course very comprehensive and educative. It is well organised and programmed. I hereby recommend it to nurses and medical assistance who wish to be periodically upgrading themselves on the cardiovascular system. Yours, Samba Jallow 2015-01-06 14:01:43
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