The Understanding the Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System learning program is designed as an introduction to the main structural features of the elaborate system that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues.
This program begins with a description of the heart, including its chambers, muscles, valves, and blood vessels. It then explores the structure of the different types of blood vessels that transport blood throughout the body, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. Finally, the program systematically reviews the major arteries and veins that service each main section of the human body.
Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to::
Summarize the roles of the components of the cardiovascular system.
Describe the structural features of the heart.
Identify the different types of blood vessels.
Recall the organization of the major arteries.
Recall the organization of the major veins.
Chambers of the Heart
Cardiac Skeleton Function
Cardiac Skeleton Structure
The Blood Vessels
Vessel Types – Arteries
Vessel Types – Veins
Vessel Types – Capillaries
The Major Arteries
The Ascending Aorta
Arch of the Aorta
The Thoracic Aorta
The Abdominal Aorta
The Common Iliac Arteries
The Major Veins
Principal Veins of the Systemic Circulation
Veins of the Head and Neck
Veins of the Limbs
Veins of the Thorax
Veins of the Abdomen and Pelvis
The Hepatic Portal Vein
Test Your Acquired Knowledge
End of Program
This course is accredited for continuing education (CE) by the following organizations:
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
CPD Hours: 1