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.
[Anatomy of a module]
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.’
Heart-lung.org will provide a comprehensive, on-line tutorial in cardiovascular and respiratory physiology for the interested medical student, resident and fellow.
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.