This course is intended to fulfill course requirements for the Cardiovascular Technology program. Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology studies the anatomy, physiology, and structural relationships of the human heart and vascular system. Students learn cardiac terminology that serves as a foundation for all CVT courses. The lab component focuses on heart and torso models, angiographic views, Wiggers diagram and dissection of a pig heart.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Define selected terms related to the cardiovascular system.
- List the components and function of the blood.
- Describe the structures and function of the cardiovascular system including the heart, major vessels, and coronary vasculature.
- Identify the hemodynamic waveforms and pressure values of each of the cardiac chambers and major vessels.
- Describe the structure and function of the conduction system.
- Distinguish angiographic views and coronary anatomy within those views.
- Summarize the cardiac physiology of one cardiac cycle using the Wiggers diagram.
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