Pulmonary System

Review integrated physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of the pulmonary system, including lung diseases such as atelectasis, bronchiectasis, pneumonias, pulmonary vascular diseases, lung cancer, and asthma.

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  • Clinical Pathologic Correlation of Lung
    • Describe the 2 commonest presentations of lung disease and correlate these to pathophysiology and diagnostic testing

  • Lung Structure & Function
    • Describe the structure of lung by correlating histology, P/E, infections, and pathology
    • Explain the alveolar-capillary membrane, including type 1 & 2 pneumocytes, diffusion (CO2 O2), edema, interstitium/fibrosis, and PMNs
    • Explain pulmonary function testing, including pathophysiology, imaging, air flow, lung volumes, and gas exchange
    • Review blood gases including pulse oximetry & PaO2, AaDO2, PaCO2, respiratory failure, and acid-base (pH)

  • Lung: Obstructive & Restrictive Diseases
    • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical-pathologic correlation and natural history of obstructive lung diseases: COPD (chronic bronchitis, emphysema, Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency), asthma, and bronchiectasis
    • Explain the approach to smoking, including vascular effects, carcinogenesis, and pulmonary effect.
    • Explain the approach to restrictive lung diseases, including sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and occupational

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons
  • 9 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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