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Online Course -A Fit Heart and Fit lungs are critical to a person's overall health, wellbeing and longevity.
Cardiovascular disease has become a serious problem in modern society.
Gain an insight and understanding of how your cardiovascular and respiratory systems work together to oxygenate cells and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Understand how the systems are regulated in both resting and active states and learn how different conditions can affect your cardiorespiratory performance. An ideal course for anyone with an introductory knowledge of human biology who is keen to expand their understand of these vital body systems.
There are 7 lessons as follows:
1. The Science of Blood
The Functions of Blood
Components of Blood
Blood Cell function; Erythrocytes, Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils, Thrombocytes etc
2. Blood Pressure
Factors Affecting Blood Pressure; cardiac output, peripheral resistance, blood volume
How Blood Pressure is Measured
The Cardiac Cycle
Heart Muscle Cell Contraction
Systolic hypertension, Diastolic hypertension and Hypertension
Distribution of Blood Flow
Regulating Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
3. Pulmonary Ventilation
The Respiratory System
Physiology of Breathing; Equilibrium, Pressure, Inspiration, Expiration
Physiological Measures of Lung Capacity and Function; Total Lung Capacity, Tidal Volume, Vital Capacity, Forced Vital Capacity, IRV, ERV, Functional Residual Capacity, MV, VO2 Max, etc
Effect of Exercise on Pulmonary Ventilation
4. Gas Exchange & Transport
Gas Exchange in the Human Body
Carbon Dioxide Transport
Biochemistry of Gas Exchange; Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, Dalton’s Law, Henry’s Law, etc
Factors Affecting Gas Exchange; Partial pressure Gradients, Gas Solubility, Membrane thickness, etc
5. Blood Flow & Gas Transport
Blood Flow; Volume, Target
Factors Effecting Oxygen Release by Haemoglobin
The Bohr-Haldane Effect
Energy Production; anaerobic and aerobic
Blood Flow During Exercise and Rest
6. Cardio Respiratory Control
Cardio Respiratory Control and the Nervous System
The CV Centre
High Brain Centres
Baroreceptors and Chemoreceptors
The Respiratory Centre
The Control of Heart and Lungs During Exercise
7. Cardio Respiratory Disease
Cardiac Diseases and Injuries
Chronic Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
Myocardial Infarction and Ischemia
Causes of Cardiovascular Disease; lifestyle, diet, obesity, genetics, smoking, hypertension, etc
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Effects of Cardio Pulmonary Disease
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading. During the course students will have practical tasks to perform in their own home, allowing you to experience and investigate the concepts taught in the lessons.
If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant SchemeStudent support
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How will this course advance my career?
Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.
Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.
College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings
The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).
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