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Respiratory Physiology (BHMS)

A short course designed to give you an in-depth review of the physiological aspects of respiratory system such as, the spirometry, mechanisms and regulation of respiration and its pathophysiology.

Course Code 1_62
Category Undergraduate
Duration 10 hours 38 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture


About the Course

It is an indisputable fact that a reliable knowledge of respiratory physiology is essential for the intelligent practice of medicine. Currently, there is a need for a course in which the pulmonary physiological processes are explained in relation to therapy, diagnostics and technology so that it provides the much needed background a student requires to progress into the comprehensive curriculum of respiratory medicine.
Keeping these things in mind, we have designed a course wherein respiratory physiology has been dealt with at the molecular, cellular, and system level to make you understand how the respiratory system functions to facilitate the exchange of gases related to metabolism.
Various topics such as the lung volumes and capacities, mechanics and regulation of respiration, transport of gases, respiration at an altitude and underwater and applied physiology are all explained in fine detail.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.
Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Acupuncture.
Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, Medical lab technicians, BSc Physiology.
Post graduate students – Pulmonology, MD/MSc/PhD Physiology, General medicine, Family medicine.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams.  While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.

S.No Topics Duration
1 Introduction 0:40:30
2 Mechanics of Respiration
a Mechanics of Respiration 00:54:25
b Compliance and Surfactant 01:01:58
3 Pulmonary Ventilation 1:00:17
4 Lung Volumes and Capacities
a Lung Volumes and Capacities 00:30:25
b Functional Residual Capacity and Vital Capacity 00:34:19
5 Pulmonary Circulation 0:59:44
6 Oxygen Transport 0:54:28
7 Regulation of Respiration
a Neuronal Regulation of Respiration 00:51:19
b Chemical Regulation of Respiration 00:37:30
8 Respiration in Unusual Environments 1:14:16
9 Patho-physiology of Respiration 0:52:21

Dr. Gopakumar Kartha
Professor of Physiology
Jubilee Mission Medical College

start inverted  Excellent animations. Now I am able to see the image in 3D, which I could have only imagined in my brain.  end inverted


Vinay Mallik

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa

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