Course

Respiratory System Introduction

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3 Lessons

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand common medical terminology related to the Respiratory system
  2. Distinguish between the conducting and respiratory zone structures of the respiratory tract.
  3. Describe the two main types of epithelium within the respiratory tract and how their structure relates to function.
  4. Describe the gross anatomy of the lungs.
  5. Relate Boyle’s law to the events of inspiration and expiration.
  6. Explain the relative roles of the respiratory muscles and lung elasticity in producing volume changes that cause air to flow into and out of the lungs.
  7. Describe the transport of both carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood.

Presentation Method

  • Videos supplemented by emphasis questions and a minimum 10 question exam at the end of the module.
  • After each video there will be a minimum of one emphasis questions (see below for questions and answers).
  • 10 question exam at the end of the course.  Locked in.  If the student does not acquire 100% on the exam, they will need to redo the exam.  Minimum 30 question exam bank required.

ACP Credits: 5

Attribution

Creative Commons License The featured image is derived from "Breathing and Regulation" by Kemosabe Chirurgien and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Creative Commons License All other material in this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. If you would like  to use this material, please provide attribution as follows: Holfeld, M. (2016). https://www.ceces.ca/courses/resp-intro/. Continuing Education Centre for Emergency Services.