GMS 6474 Medical Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology

  • Course Number: 6474
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Format: This online course is tailored for asynchronous distance learners.
  • Course Syllabus: Download

Course Description

 Medical Cardiovascular and Muscle Physiology (GMS6474) teaches the functions of muscle and the cardiovascular system of human body at a level required for clinical medicine and basic research in medical physiology. The course covers normal physiology, as well as selected diseases. Concepts are taught using a combination of lectures, functional genomics research assignments, online problem sets, and discussion prompts. The problem sets and discussions are designed to test your knowledge of the lectures, and keep you on a comfortable pace with the large amount of content. The research assignments are designed to help the student understand the integration of cardiovascular physiology with genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and cellular physiology as a basis for a better understanding of human disease. Each recorded lecture lasts between 20 and 30 min. 

Course Goals

The goal of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the integrated functions of the cardiovascular and muscle systems in the human body; as well as “problem solving” and “critical thinking” skills in evaluating clinical situations. This course will provide: 1) a foundation understanding of the basic functions of the muscle and the human cardiovascular system; 2) integration of individual facts for the purposes of understand how organ systems work independently and interdependently in the body; 3) examples of clinical situations in which integration of muscle and cardiovascular knowledge is used to diagnose and treat patients.