Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHSL2101 or PHSL2121

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An advanced course focusing on the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. The course is divided into three units. 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 gene-targeted approaches to combating cardiovascular disease. Lecture-based material is complemented by practical classes and problem-based learning.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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