About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MECHANISMS OF CARDIOPULMONARY CONTROL (183.638.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Focuses on reflex control of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Discusses the various receptors, central integration, and effector mechanisms of the two systems, and examines their roles under resting and stressful conditions, e.g., factors involved in respiratory rhythmicity at rest, cardiopulmonary acclimatization to altitude, and adaptation to hemorrhage. Blends didactic material with student-led discussion of pertinent journal articles and monographic literature.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to: - Identify and explain at least on a basic level the role of the various receptors, afferent pathways, centers, and efferent pathways to the effectors of the cardiopulmonary control system. This includes both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. - Explain in detail several examples of the interaction between the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. - Demonstrate the effect of anesthesia on the control of the cardiopulmonary system’s response to stimuli (e.g., hypoxia).

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Course Time

Thu   3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

183.631 - Fundamentals of Physiology or Consent of Instructor; ME 360.720 - Physiology, recommended

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: A paper is required.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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