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Introduction to the Cardiovascular System Course


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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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 77 votes
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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  • Cyruz Ganancial
    Cyruz Ganancial United Arab Emirates Amazing, it helps me to review again and remembering all the basic in anatomy. 2016-05-19 14:05:04
  • Rachel Ganthala
    Rachel Ganthala India Very useful and detailed study. Knowledge test is also very comprehensive 2016-05-15 15:05:39
  • Tom Em
    Tom Em United States of America A pleasant refresher! thank you so much! 2016-03-26 09:03:26
  • Adena Mullis
    Adena Mullis United Kingdom This is a brilliant course for anyone wishing to go into care work. Very informative and easy to understand. 2016-03-10 16:03:58
  • Ahmad taftaf
    Ahmad taftaf Saudi Arabia very good 2016-03-03 05:03:42
  • samir alnasseri
    samir alnasseri Oman Great course. 2016-02-05 06:02:58
  • Agila Devarajan
    Agila Devarajan United States of America It was interesting and packed with information. 2015-11-06 02:11:02
  • Jessica Rigdon
    Jessica Rigdon United States of America Very informative. Although I am already a Registered Nurse and am well versed on the Cardiovascular System, this was a great review and I did learn a few things that I did not know. I do believe though, this is an advanced course and could be difficult for some people to understand if they have not been through a basic anatomy course. It may be a good idea to require such a course before being allowed to take this course. 2015-10-29 01:10:42
  • Alastair Morrison
    Alastair Morrison South Africa Very good. 2015-10-12 13:10:37
  • Barry Taberner
    Barry Taberner United Kingdom Can be a bit technical but worth the study, I have learned a great deal 2015-10-06 23:10:58
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