Heart Physiology (Coursera)

Heart Physiology (Coursera)
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This course is a stage in the basic fundamental training of students in physiology.
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Heart Physiology (Coursera)
The program of the course "Heart Physiology" is compiled taking into account the state standard for teaching the basic course of physiology according to the undergraduate curriculum. An important feature of the course is the presentation of the material at different levels: a combination of molecular, cellular and systemic approaches in describing the functions of organs.

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The course presents basic and modern data on the functional characteristics and histological structure of cardiomyocytes; the formation of the action potential of various myocardial cells; fundamentals of myocardial mechanics, mechanisms of contraction and relaxation of cardiomyocytes; principles of intercellular interaction of myocardial infants; cellular electrophysiology in myocardial ischemia; mechanisms of action of cardiotropic pharmacological drugs; dysfunction of the heart.

The course, tests, quizzes and additional materials are available in English, video lectures are in Russian with English presentations and with English subtitles.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

1. To know the main stage in the development of this section of physiology and the role of domestic scientists in its creation and development

2​. To understand the main methods for studying various functions of the heart, which are used in scientific research and practical medicine

3​. To analyze fundamental problems of the physiology of the heart and applied problems in the field of preserving its functions


Syllabus


WEEK 1: Heart As an Element of the Circulatory System. Heart Function and Its Main Characteristics

WEEK 2: Heart Automaticity. Cardiac Conduction System

WEEK 3: Action Potential of the Working Myocardium and Its Physiological Consequences

WEEK 4: Electrocardiogram and Its Relationship with Electrophysiological Processes in the Heart

WEEK 5: Mechanisms of Regulation of Heart Activity

WEEK 6: Coronary Blood Flow. Myocardial Metabolism. Changes in the Activity of the Heart During Functional Loads



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This course is a stage in the basic fundamental training of students in physiology.

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