Course Details: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary System

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary System

Health Science

Course availability

12 months

Course Information

This suite of 4 learning modules develops your understanding of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. The course starts by exploring the heart and heart conditions. We then look at blood and blood circulation. Finally, we investigate the respiratory system and common respiratory conditions.
This introductory course is suitable for all students who are interested in commencing careers in health sciences and anyone who seeks a fundamental understanding of how cardiovascular and pulmonary systems work.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, learners will have an understanding of:
  • How the cardiovascular system works
  • What some common cardiovascular conditions are
  • What the respiratory system does and how it works
  • What some common respiratory conditions are

Course Overview

The course includes the following:
  • Heart and heart conditions – heart attack, angina, hole in the heart, cardiac arrest and rheumatic heart disease
  • Blood– what is in blood, what it does, different blood types
  • Blood circulation – arteries, veins and capillaries, systemic and pulmonary circulation
  • Respiratory (breathing) systems – what they do, how they work
  • Respiratory conditions – asthma, bronchitis and emphysema

Course Features

  • Interactive learning
  • Formative learning
  • A certificate of completion

Estimated Duration

4-5 hours depending on previous experience over a 12 month duration. You gain 4 CPD hours (Continuing Professional Development) upon successful completion of the course.

Target Audience

This online interactive course is specifically designed for students who are at the considering a health science career. It is also suitable for anyone interested in developing their understanding of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.


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