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Year Two: CRR

Circulation (Cardiovascular-Renal-Respiratory) [CRR] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs:

  • Omar Vargas, MD
  • Julio Copello, PhD

Nurse Educator:

Goals and Objectives:

The Cardiovascular-Renal-Respiratory unit consists largely of the pathology and pharmacology as well as clinical integration related to these body systems. Review of basic anatomic, physiologic, and biochemical processes learned in Year 1 is expected.  The material will be presented in several formats including ePBLM's, minicases, class discussions, resource sessions, radiology sessions, and clinical  experiences as noted on the calendar. Students are responsible for all material related to these topics.

Robbins, Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th ed., is a recommended text, and refer to the Web-based Instructional Material (WIMS) for Pharmacology. The WIMS can be found on D2L.

The general goals of the CRR Unit are: 

  1. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the pathology of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  2. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems with emphasis on the pharmacologic treatment.
  3. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the infectious diseases affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  4. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the immunologic aspects of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  5. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the population health, epidemiologic and preventive health aspects of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  6. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the genetics of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  7. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the diagnosis and diagnostic approaches of/to diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  8. Acquire proficiency in the clinical skills related to the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  9. Review the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of information through the effective use of information science based methods.