This course discusses the principles of cellular, muscular, respiratory, and cardiovascular physiology. An overview of the structural and functional aspects of membrane transport and muscle physiology is covered. The mechanisms behind breathing and gas exchange will be reviewed. The structure, function and regulation of the heart and circulatory system are described. Correlations will be made to various clinical presentations using a computer case-based program and instructor presentation of cases. The cases will emphasize clinical presentations related to the topics covered in this class with contributions from other courses in the curriculum when appropriate.
PREREQUISITES: Histology, Human Biochemistry