Department of Physiology

PSL1462H - Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular Function

Course Coordinator:  S. Heximer

After reviewing the anatomy and development of the heart, the ion channels and contractile proteins involved in cardiac and smooth muscle contraction will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on regulation of electrical and contractile function by kinases, metabolism, sarcomere length (volume) and ions along with alterations in function associated with cardiovascular diseases.

PSL(300H, 301H)/302Y1Y; PSL 452H1F is recommended.

Mid-term (45%); final (45%); 1 essay (10%)