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assignment Level : Introductive
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language Subtitles : English
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How do we breathe? What is the purpose of our lungs? What is the link between oxygen and life ? These questions open a vast field of discovery to help us understand respiration. This course is for anyone who wants to understand human respiratory physiology, the operation of respiration and the lungs.

Immersed in the heart of the university and hospital practice, you’ll learn from professors, health professionals, interns and medical students. Together we’ll discuss topics that are close to the world surrounding us: respiration during exercise, at high altitude, the role of air pollutants, asthma, and other important respiratory issues.

During the course experts will discuss specific and practical topics such as how to comprehend oxygenation of a patient, why and when to administer oxygen, and what hyperventilation means.

This course will also discuss in depth human anatomy, physical volumes and pressures of gasses, blood, oxygen, CO₂, lungs, tissues, smoking and chronic bronchitis.

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This course is taught in English and French. The videos are subtitled in English, and all other course materials and course discussions are also in English. 

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Syllabus

  • Explain and describe the principles of oxygenation, ventilation, transport and consumption of oxygen and gas diffusion between air and blood
  • How to explain and describe respiration through diagrams and calculations using fundamental formulas
  • Evaluate the quantity and quality of the oxygenation of a patient
  • Distinguish normal respiratory situations from pathological ones
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Instructors

Franck Verschuren
Chargé de Cours
Université catholique de Louvain

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Université catholique de Louvain

The creation of Universities as an institution was one of the best things to come out of the Middle Ages. The institution's commitment to extending the boundaries of human knowledge, transmitting this knowledge, and thereby increasing the humanity of the human race has kept it at the forefront of civilization in the 21st century. The Université catholique de Louvain has played a part in this process with pride since 1425.

But above all, UCL's mission to be a great European university is directed towards the future. It takes in teachers, researchers and students from far and wide and the need for strict quality control has never been higher. The internationalization of tertiary education brings new challenges. Inspired by a long history of welcoming others, the university campuses are developing into living communities.

UCL is a microcosm of the world it serves. It is a centre of knowledge and innovation, a place of cultural celebration and invention, of achievement and extending the limits of human accomplishment.

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