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Blood and the respiratory system
Blood and the respiratory system

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe and illustrate the main anatomical structures of the respiratory system and the mechanics of inspiration and expiration

  • discuss the factors that affect pulmonary ventilation

  • outline the mechanisms of O2 and CO2 transport in the blood

  • describe diseases resulting from mutations in haemoglobin

  • demonstrate an understanding of the control of the respiration rate.