Cardiovascular System (MED202) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Cardiovascular System MED202 6 2 2 10 0
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To give information about the development, structure and functions of circulatory system and the etiopathogenesis, pathology, symptoms and signs of prevention, diagnosis and treatment principles of disorders related to this system; To provide basic medical skills for the circulatory system
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knows the lymphoid system and thymus and their clinical importance.
  • Knows the anatomy of thoracic wall and circulatory system.
  • Knows the anatomy of the heart, pericardium, great vessels, mediastinum, diaphragma and their clinical anatomic importance.
  • Knows body fluids and physiology of blood tissue.
  • Knows the function of plasma and its proteins, the production of blood cells, functions, blood groups and hemostasis mechanism.
  • Knows the physiology of heart muscle, conduction systems, blood flow regulating mechanisms and regulation.
  • Knows the histology of blood tissue and bone marrow and explains prenatal and postnatal hemopoiesis.
  • Knows the histology and development of the components of circulatory system.
  • Knows the pathologies of cardiovascular diseases and their differential diagnosis.
  • Knows the pharmacology of autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, distinguishes the drugs used for this system.
  • Explains the biochemistry of atherosclerosis and the diagnosis of heart diseases in detail.
  • Knows myocardial infarction, heart failure and hypertension.
  • Knows the sepsis, bacteraemia, fungemia and infectious agents of common cardiovascular infectious diseases.
Course Content Lymphoid system; thymus; heart and pericardium anatomy; mediastinum; diaphragm; great vessels of circulatory system; body fluids; components of blood; plasma and plasma proteins; hemopoiesis and its regulation; platelets; haemostatic mechanisms; cardiac muscle physiology; cardiac cycle; stimulus-conduction systems in heart; electrocardiogram; hypertensive heart disease.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Information about the committee; The lymphoid system and thymus; The thoracic wall; The heart and the pericardium; The mediastinum, the great vessels and the posterior mediastinum; The diaphragm; Sectional and clinical anatomy; Body fluids; blood tissue, physical properties of blood, components of blood, functional importance of plasma and plasma proteins; Haematopoiesis and its regulation -
2 Haemoglobin production and its functions; Erythrocyte functions; Thrombocyte functions and relationship between endothelium-platelet; Haemostatic mechanisms; Leukocyte functions; Physiological characteristics of heart muscle; Stimulus-conduction system of heart; Normal electrocardiogram; Heart cycle; Heart sounds -
3 Heart flow rate; Circulatory system and blood; Fetal circulation; Arterial, capillary and venous circulation; Local control mechanisms regulating blood flow; Regulation of arterial blood pressure; Circulatory system and exercise; Red blood cells, anemia, polycythemia; Bleeding disorders; Hypertensive vascular diseases -
4 Arteriosclerosis; Atherosclerosis; Pathology of veins and lymphatics; Vascular neoplasms; Overview of cardiac pathophysiology and effects of aging on the heart; Functional disorders of the heart; Ischemic heart disease; Cardiomyopathies; Hypertensive and Valvular heart diseases; Cardiac tumor; Pathology of the pericardium -
5 Tumours of the heart; Reactive proliferations of white cells and lymph nodes; Neoplastic proliferation of white cells; Pathology of spleen and thymus; Anaemias; Polycythaemia; Bleeding Disorders; Pharmacology of Autonomic Nervous System -
6 Autonomic nervous system receptors; Sympathetic nervous system and sympathomimetic drugs; Sympatholytic drugs; Parasympathetic nervous system and parasympathomimetic drugs; Parasympatholytic drugs -
7 Treatment of misetism and organic phosphorus poisoning; Drugs stimulating–blocking ganglions and nicotine; Heart glycosides and other drugs used for heart failure; Pharmacology of Renin-Angiotensin System; Diuretic drugs; Antianginal drugs and other coronary vasodilators; Calcium channel blockers; Antihypertensive drugs -
8 Peripheral vasodilators; Antiarrhythmic drugs; Hypolipidemic drugs; Antithrombotic and fibrinolytic drugs; Drugs affecting acid-base balance; Biochemistry of atherosclerosis; Diagnostic tests for heart disease, Free radical metabolism and related diseases, Myocardial infarction; Heart failure; Hypertension; Sepsis, bacteraemia, fungemia and infectious agents of common cardiovascular infectious diseases -
9 Structural properties of blood cells and plasma in terms of histology; Bone marrow structure; Myeloreticular connective tissue; Prenatal and postnatal hemopoiesis; Types and fine structures of blood vessels; Types and fine structures of lymph vessels; Fine structures of the sensory bodies affecting the blood pressure -
10 Fine structure of the layers of the heart wall; Development of heart and its structural disorders; Development of blood and lymph vessels EXAM -


Course Book 1. Gray's Atlas of Anatomy / Richard L. Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam W. M. Mitchell, Richard M. Tibbitts, Paul E. Richardson.
2. Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy / |c edited by F. Paulsen, J. Waschke ; translated by T. Klonisch, S. Hombach-Klonisch.
3. Goodman & Gilman's the Pharmacological basis of Therapeutics / editor, Laurence L. Brunton ; associate editors, Randa Hilal-Dandan, Björn C. Knollmann.
4. Histology and Cell Biology : An Introduction to Pathology / Abraham L. Kierszenbaum, Laura L. Tres
5. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 10th Edition. Keith Moore
6. Cells, Tissues, and Disease : Principles of General Pathology / Guido Majno, Isabelle Joris.
7. Medical Physiology. 3rd Edition . Elsevier. Walter F Boron and Emile L Boulpaep
8. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th ed. Saunders
9. Basic Medical Microbiology / Patrick R. Murray
10. Katzung & Trevor's pharmacology : examination & board review / Bertram G. Katzung, Marieke Kruidering-Hall; Anthony J Trevor.
11. Cell biology and histology / Leslie P. Gartner, PhD.
12. Physiology / Linda S. Costanzo, PhD.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 15 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 16 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach. X
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process. X
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 10 15 150
Laboratory 10 5 50
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 10 6 60
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 10 6 60
Total Workload 325