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This course focuses on the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Unit One covers molecular and cellular aspects of cardiovascular tissues; the vascular endothelium, cardiac and smooth muscle and cell communication. Unit Two addresses systemic cardiovascular physiology, from capillary exchange, the microcirculation, the ECG, control of regional blood flow and hemodynamics, up to regulation of cardiac output and blood pressure and the function of the cardiovascular system in exercise. Unit Three focuses on the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system, with lectures delivered by leading researchers in the fields of atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension and cerebrovascular disease. Lecture-based material is complemented by practical classes, on-line tutorials and problem-based learning. 

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: PHSL2101 or PHSL2121 or PHSL 2501 AND PHSL2201 or PHSL2221 or PHSL2502

Course Outline

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