STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the completion of this, you should be able to do the following:
1.Outline the general flow of air through the respiratory system.
2.Describe the functions of the following: nose, pharynx, larynx.
3.Compare the organs of the upper respiratory tract with those of the lower respiratory tract.
4.Describe the structure of the bronchi and alveoli, and give their functions.
5.Describe the structure and function of the lungs.
6.Describe the process of pulmonary ventilation.
7.Outline the various measures of pulmonary volumes and capacities.
8.Discuss what is meant by partial pressure of gases and its significance in gas exchange.
9.Describe the process of the transport of blood gases.
10.Discuss how pulmonary function is regulated.