Heart & Circulation

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Credits

15

Module code

BS42021

Semester 2

This module will provide you with an understanding of the physiological control mechanisms in the heart and peripheral circulation as an integrated system, as well as the role of novel signalling pathways (i.e. risk factor pathways) involved in the development of cardiovascular disease and how this can lead to a variety of acute and chronic clinical complications. This will also give you a knowledge base in state-of-the-art biomarker techniques for research in cardiovascular medicine.

You are expected to develop an in-depth, integrated and critical understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiac muscle and the sino atrial node, the cellular basis of new and evolving therapies, central and hormonal control of cardiac output in health and disease, physiology and pathophysiology of microvascular and macrovascular function and regulation and advantages and disadvantages of current biomarker techniques for evaluation of endothelial function and arterial stiffness.