Course Description

RSP 273 The Cardiopulmonary System
4 cr.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisite: Admission to Respiratory Therapy program.

Functional and cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology; mechanics of ventilation and cardiac output. Musculoskeletal and nervous systems of the lungs and thorax, myocardial mechanics and total body fluid volume. Concepts of ventilation/perfusion ratio and regional changes, deadspace and shunting.