SS/R: BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss normal and abnormal cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology
- Describe pathophysiologic processes involved in common cardiovascular disease states, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and heart failure
- Describe biological mechanisms through which cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes, affect the cardiovascular system
- Identify the diagnostic techniques used to assess common cardiovascular disease states, including invasive and non-invasive imaging techniques
Acquaints students without a clinical medicine background with cardiovascular pathophysiology. Topics covered include cardiac structure and function, atherosclerosis, lipids, heart failure, hypertension, kidney function and diabetes. Focuses on the pathological processes that lead to subclinical and clinical disease and common diagnostic techniques.
Masters and doctoral students in CVD Epidemiology without a background in medicine or biology.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Final paper and presentation
Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail
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
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