Learning Objectives for Anatomy Lectures
Summer 2003

Lecture 5: The Heart and Circulation

At the end of lecture 5, the s...
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Lecture #5 Circulation

  1. 1. Learning Objectives for Anatomy Lectures Summer 2003 Lecture 5: The Heart and Circulation At the end of lecture 5, the student should be able to: 1) Describe the two main functions of the circulatory system 2) Understand the position of the heart in the chest relative to other structures 3) Describe the role of the heart’s external innervation and which nerves are responsible for changing heart rate 4) Describe the structure and function of the layers of the pericardium 5) Describe the external features of the heart 6) Identify the great vessels, their major branches, and the coronary vessels, and describe their location relative to the heart, and the general area of the body they supply. 7) Describe the layers of the heart, relating structure and function 8) Compare the structure and location of the a-v valves and the semilunar valves 9) Describe the flow of blood as it moves through the heart, comparing and contrasting the pulmonary and systemic circuits 10)Identify and describe the four chambers of the heart and the various internal features of each chamber 11)Describe the three tunics of blood vessels, compare and contrast the differences in their structure as it relates to function 12) Explain the 2 main differences between fetal and adult circulation and describe the ways fetal circulation is altered to accommodate these differences 13)Explain the function of the lymphatic system and describe the structures that compose the system

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