Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

MEDSCI 311 - Cardiovascular Biology

15 Points

Semester 1


An advanced treatment of the human cardiovascular system that provides an integrated framework for understanding the structure, function and regulation of the heart and circulation, and their modification by drugs.

Topics include:

  • the energetics and mechanics of the heart
  • The regulation of heart rhythm and the control of blood pressure
  • The regulation of flow through the microcirculation.

The course is illustrated using examples drawn from current research in the field and from representative disease states.


Prerequisite: MEDSCI 205

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