91120 Respiratory and Cardio-vascular system

Course Description

Respiratory system: This course introduces major concepts related to the respiratory system and provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of anatomy, physiology, histology and embryology of the respiratory system. Microbiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology relating to the system are described. The study of diseases of the upper and lower respiratory system is presented along with clinical presentations of diagnostic and treatment modalities.
Cardio-vascular system: this course also covers the structure and functions of the Cardio-vascular system. It also includes the pathological, microbiology, blood disorders, Biochemical changes during diseases state and explains the pharmacological treatment of the disease which includes the possible prevention of those diseases and describes some common cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease and arrhythmia

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course the student shall be able to :
  • 1. To identify and describe structures of respiratory organs, as well as their development, their histology and their blood supply.
  • 2. To describe the mechanics of pulmonary ventilation and the major mechanisms involved in the regulation of respiration.
  • 3. To explain how the respiratory gases are exchanged and carried around the body.
  • 4. To identify various bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungal infections, which infect the respiratory tract and to understand principles of diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • 5. To identify and describe the major causes, pathogenesis, morphological changes and complications of various disease processes which affect the respiratory tract.
  • 6. To understand the major pharmacological principles, which provide the basis for the treatment of tuberculosis, cough and bronchial asthma, as well as the pharmacology of anti-histamine drugs?
  • 7. To identify the major risk factors which contribute to occupational diseases of the respiratory system and to understand their epidemiological pattern in the community



Books for this Course

  • (1) Principles of Human Anatomy. By G.J. Tortora, latest edition.
  • (2) Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students: By R.S. Snell, latest edition.
  • (3) Textbook of Medical Physiology. By Guyton and Hall, latest edition.
  • (4) Harper’s Biochemistry. By Robert K. Murray and Co., latest edition.
  • (5) Lippincott’s IIIustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, latest edition.
  • (6) Basic Pathology. By Kumar, Cotran and Robbins, latest edition.
  • (7) Medical Microbiology. An Introduction to Infectious Diseases. By Sheries, latest edition.

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015