College of Engineering
This course introduces foundational knowledge in respiratory physiology, human anatomy, and acid/base balance. Topics include organic chemistry/biochemistry, cellular, and tissue organization, metabolism, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, renal system, fluids/electrolytes and endocrine system. It will also cover hematology, hemostasis (including coagulation and fibrinolysis), and transfusion science. The normal blood constituents, the laboratory assessment of those constituents, and the disorders that result from acquired or inherited abnormalities will be introduced. Special situations involving hematological disorders that may complicate surgical conditions will be discussed.