[Anatomy of a module]
These modules are designed to be completed in pairs – i.e. with a ‘learning partner.’ Each module consists of four parts. The first part delineates the intended learning outcomes. Then, there is a case upon which the third portion is built. The third part is made up of a few short didactic elements [e.g. lecture segment, article]. Lastly, there are a number of active learning exercises to complete with one’s learning partner. After finishing the entire module, I suggest that you find another learning pair who have also completed the module, and discuss your results.
These modules were constructed to be completed in order. Also bear in mind that the cases are completely fictitious and that there is no ‘right answer.’
The first 4 chapters will cover basic physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis on the Campbell and Guyton Diagrams.
The remaining 4 chapters will focus on clinically-relevant topics in the intensive care unit; the discussions will be largely drawn from the physiology covered in the first half of the textbook.
Heart-lung.org will provide a comprehensive, on-line tutorial in cardiovascular and respiratory physiology for the interested medical student, resident and fellow.