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Cardio Respiratory Performance (Human Movement III)

Cardiorespiratory Performance is ideal for students with a biological science background, and is also an excellent addition to a Certificate or higher level course in health and biology fields.

Students will cover a variety of related topics in order to learn how the cardiovascular and respiratory systems function cooperatively to keep the body alive. Monitoring and regulatory mechanisms governing cardiorespiratory functions are investigated, along with the physical laws and biochemical processes that explain how and why the cardiorespiratory system works in the way it does. From gas exchange, cellular energy production, cardiomyocyte contraction, alveolar structure and function, gas laws, blood physiology and cellular oxygen demand, students will develop a sound understanding of breathing and blood flow.

Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  • The Science of Blood
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulmonary Ventilation
  • Gas Exchange & Transport
  • Blood Flow & Gas Transport
  • Cardio Respiratory Control
  • Cardio Respiratory 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.