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HPRS1023 Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular/Respiratory & Sleep Science (part 1)

Module Overview

The overall aim of this module is to ensure the student understands the breadth of the application of the science across the cardiovascular science / respiratory & sleep science and is able to work safely within these environments.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

See the learning outcomes listed below.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Outline the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relating to cardiac and vascular science.
  • Outline the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relating to respiratory and sleep science.
  • Become the recipients of research evidence in healthcare science by considering the range of research activity in healthcare science cardiac physiology, respiratory and sleep science by accessing peer reviewed journals and associated literature
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Use correct terminology when discussing scientific issues

Syllabus

Indicative Content Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology applied to cardiology, respiration and sleep. • Cardiac and vascular system • Respiratory system • Sleep / wake cycle and common sleep disorders • Pathophysiology of key body systems related to physiological sciences • Introduction to cardiology and vascular science • Anatomy of the vasculature and blood flow • Diseases of the vascular system • Fundamental cardiac electrophysiology • Recognition and interpretation of normal ECG waveforms Control of the circulation • Cardiac embryology and foetal heart development • Atherosclerosis and its relationship with cardiovascular disease • Heart failure and its effect on the cardiovascular and other body systems • Introduction to Respiratory and Sleep Science • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system • Anatomy and physiology of central and autonomic nervous systems • Control of respiration during sleep • Control of sleep wake cycle • Pathophysiology of lung diseases • Pharmacology and therapeutics

Special Features

This module will be supported by the very strong science base within the University of Southampton. We have very successful programmes in life sciences, medicine, engineering and science (including the Institute of Sound & Vibration Research) all of which are well resourced in both staff and equipment. It is our intention to maximise opportunities for our students to work within this robust academic environment by sharing learning opportunities and being exposed to experts in the field. Students will have access to state of the art laboratories both on Highfield campus and at University Hospital Southampton which are fully equipped with learning resources and specialist equipment each speciality. The human morphology laboratory, for instance, will provide a strong learning environment for our students as they are introduced to anatomy and physiology. In order to support this programme, the Faculty has invested in four new ‘Lab-Tutor’ simulated learning software packages with the associated hardware. These will supplement the existing simulated learning equipment (SimMan) which have been used very successfully on our existing programmes.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Students will learn by exploring material in seminars and laboratory practical’s in conjunction with directed learning. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for the development of their own learning by utilising a variety of means such as multimedia resources, and the library, and by self-directed development of the study skills necessary to access these resources.

TypeHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions20
Revision37.5
External visits8
Tutorial10
Lecture100
Practical classes and workshops10
Total study time185.5

Resources & Reading list

Ward, J., Ward, J. & Weiner C. (2006). The Respiratory System at a Glance. 

Guyton, A. & Hall, J. (2009). Textbook of Medical Physiology. 

Simonds, A. (2007). Non-invasive respiratory support: a practical handbook. 

Marieb, E. (2004). Human Anatomy & Physiology. 

Opie,l. (2004). Heart Physiology: From Cell to Circulation. 

Chokroverty, S. & Thomas, R. (2005). Atlas of Sleep Medicine. 

Klabunde, R. (2005). Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts. 

Cooper, B. (2005). Practical handbook of respiratory function testing: Part One and Part Two. 

Butkov, N., Lee-Chiong, T. (2007). Fundamentals of sleep technology.. 

Lee-Chiong, T. (2006). Sleep: a comprehensive handbook. 

Kushida, C. (2008). Handbook of Sleep Disorders. 

Morris, F. (2008). The ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography. 

MacIntyre, N & Branson, R. (2009). Mechanical Ventilation. 

Sunthareswaran, R. (2004). Cardiovascular System. 

West, J. (2008). Pulmonary Pathophysiology. 

Cotes, J., Chinn, D. & Miller, R. (2006). Lung function: physiology, measurement and application in medicine. 

Phillips, B. (2004). Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

Aaronson, P., Ward J & Connolly, M. (2012). The Cardiovascular System at a Glance. 

Mitler, M. & Poceta, J. (1998). Sleep disorders: diagnosis and treatment. 

McNicholas, W & Phillipson, E. (2008). Breathing Disorders in Sleep. 

This module is fully supported by an online learning system (Blackboard Academic Suite) which enables students to access course information, course resources, lecture notes and power-point presentations. It also enables them to share information through d. 

Kumar, P. & Clark, M. (2009). Clinical Medicine. 

Bourke, S. (2003). Lecture notes on respiratory medicine. 

Tortora, G. (2009). Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Written exam  (1.5 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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