an interactive tutorial to teach the basic physiology of the blood vessels, blood flow and regulation of blood pressure
David Dewhurst and Oliver Dawson
Introduction: - structure and function of the circulatory system;
The Circulatory vessels:
(i) structure and function - blood vessel wall, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venous vessels;
(ii) blood flow - flow, pressure and resistance.
(iii) peripheral resistance - peripheral resistance vessels and their control;
(iv) blood pressure - measurement, regulation of BP (autonomic reflexes, hormones,
intrinsic regulation, long-term control by kidneys).
High quality colour graphics are used extensively throughout the program and features such as animation and a Hypertext facility are used to enhance student learning. The program is highly interactive and uses several similar features to those described opposite.
Language Versions: English
Recommended System Requirements:
Target Audience: First year undergraduates from a range of biological science, medical and health related courses. The material covers approximately four one-hour lectures (to first year students) and would occupy students for 4-6 hours of fairly intensive study.
Price: £250 (multiuser, educational license)
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