OM 1004: Respiratory System I

Class Program
Credits 2

The Respiratory System I course is an introduction to respiratory structure and function, including respiratory histology, embryology, mechanics, alveolar ventilation, gas transport, control of breathing, respiratory acid/base principles, and pulmonary immunology. Each topic will initially be examined individually, with eventual integration into case studies to illustrate overall pulmonary function and its application to clinical investigation and problem solving, including skills aiding in differential diagnosis. By the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to relate how lung and chest function is able to adequately ensure oxygen delivery and carbon dioxide elimination. A continual focus will be to aid the student in analyzing common respiratory pathologies based on an understanding of normal lung function and aided with laboratory findings.