Medicine - Course - Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology

  • Course Code: DUWP801
  • Credits: 1
  • Hours Distribution: 1 Cr
  • Course Type: Elective (E)

Course Description

Circulation, blood transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide, tissue gas exchange, and tissue use of oxygen. Effects of Low Oxygen Pressure on the Body, Effects of Acceleratory Forces on the Body in Aviation and Space Physiology, Physiologic Problems of Weightlessness (Microgravity). Direct effects of pressure on decent associated with the ears, sinuses, lungs, and eyes, Direct effects of pressure during ascent including reverse block, pneumothorax, mediastinal and subcutaneous emphysema, and arterial gas embolism. Indirect effects of pressure during descent including inert gas narcosis, high pressure nervous syndrome, CNS oxygen toxicity, and whole-body oxygen toxicity.