Physiology of the respiratory system:

This modules starts with the basic principles of respiration.

It then describes the anatomy, micro-anatomy and functions of the upper and lower airways, from the nasal orifice right down to the alveoli.

It then leads on to a detailed description of the respiratory mechanism and the underlying anatomic structures (respiratory muscles, thorax and pleura).

It continues with the essentials of ventilation, perfusion and oxygen transport.

It ends with a detailed review of the main functional respiratory tests used by lung specialists.