About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for THE CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM UNDER STRESS (183.642.01), 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

Identifies the responses of the cardiopulmonary system to physiological and environmental stress, presenting information from both human and research laboratory model experimentation. Reviews hypoxia and some common air pollutants (e.g. ozone) as a prototypical environmental stress factors, and exercise as an example of physiologic stress. Discusses epithelial, circulatory, and ventilatory responses of the pulmonary system, as well as susceptibility factors and biomarkers to stress.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to: - Assess the varied responses of the cardiopulmonary system to physiological and toxicological stresses such as: emotion, isometric and isotonic exercise, changes in gravity, diving, altitude, viral cardiac infections, air pollution (e.g., ozone) on lung function, oxidative stress on the lung, stress encountered with hyperoxic assisted ventilation, and, finally, the impact of social stress on the heart and on asthma.

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

183.638 - Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Control or consent of instructor

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on student participation in class discussion and student presentation of an assigned article

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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