This course will deal with a brief survey of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the heart function in normal, and various abnormal conditions. Seminar type discussions of specific areas, (i.e., inflammation, atherosclerosis, myocarditis, acute coronary syndromes, congestive cardiac failure, and hypertension) will be covered in detail. In lieu of an assigned textbook, there will be handouts covering the general topic formats.
The Class: Format: WSP Project
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a brief paper, a presentation, or an objective summary exam
Extra Info: Meeting time: mornings, MTW 10-noon
Extra Info 2: Dr. Simon H. Stertzer, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, performed the first coronary angioplasty in the U.S. in 1978, and has been pioneering techniques in cardiovascular medicine for almost 40 years
Prerequisites: secondary or college biology and chemistry
Enrollment Preferences: upper class students
Materials/Lab Fee: none