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HST 100/101
Respiratory Pathophysiology

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Ellen Roche, C. Corey Hardin
Time:
T/Th 10:30am-12:30pm (1st half of the term); 9-11am (2nd half of the term)
Location:
HMS: MEC 209
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Biology (GIR), 7.05, Physics I (GIR), permission of instructor
Restrictions:
For MD candidates and other students with background in science. Enrollment limited. Permission of instructor required. Only HST students may register under HST.100, graded P/D/F.
MIT Units:
4-0-8 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
3 (P)
Lectures, seminars, and laboratories cover the histology, cell biology, and physiological function of the lung with multiple examples related to common diseases of the lung. A quantitative approach to the physics of gases, respiratory mechanics, and gas exchange is provided to explain pathological mechanisms. Use of medical ventilators is discussed in lecture and in laboratory experiences. For MD candidates and other students with background in science.