183.638.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 2 Credit(s)
Th 3:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • 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).
  • 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.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: A paper is required.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

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

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.