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Cardio-Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology  (HCT045)

Validated through the School of Healthcare Studies

The aim of this module is to develop in the student a critical understanding of the biology, physiology and pathophysiology of the human respiratory system at an advanced level. The student will be able to build on their knowledge base in the areas of development of the cardio-respiratory system, physical principles applied to the cardio-respiratory system and the work and control of breathing. This will be the basis for the applied module Cardio-Respiratory Therapy.

Students will also acquire an in-depth understanding of methods of measurement in respiratory physiology and skill in the interpretation the results from these measurements.

Programme Pathway

Optional module on MSc in Physiotherapy, MSc in Healthcare Science and MSc in Managing Care in Perioperative Practice, stand alone module for Healthcare Professions.

Prior Learning

Students must possess a first degree or diploma in a Healthcare subject giving licence to practice and have at least 2 years post registration experience.

Module Leader -

Dr Stephanie Enright Senior Lecturer - Physiotherapy

Email:     Telephone:  +44 (0)29 206 87558

Module Dates 2013-2014

October 2013

Wednesday 16th
Thursday 17th
Friday 18th
Wednesday 30th
Thursday 31st

November 2013

Friday 1st

December 2013

Wednesday 4th
Thursday 5th
Friday 6th

January 2014

Wednesday 29th
Thursday 30th
Friday 31st

Module code - HCT045

Credits - 30

Level 7

Notional learning time - 300 hours

Contact hours - 72