This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the function, control and co-ordination of the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems. Students will examine cardiac, pulmonary and renal function and normal circulatory, respiratory and renal dynamics. An overview of the co-ordination of these systems will be achieved through an examination of the mechanisms involved in maintaining fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, and the integration of neural and endocrine function in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems. Homeostatic control of the cardiac, pulmonary and renal systems will also be examined by investigating their responses to stresses, including exercise and high altitude.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):