Understanding disorders of the respiratory system first requires knowledge of anatomy and normal function. Onwards you’ll need to study the many ways the respiratory system can be affected by disease. Finally, you’ll learn how to integrate this knowledge of (ab)normal function and disease into a clinical approach of patients with respiratory problems.
The anatomy and basic physiology of the respiratory system. Based on the anatomy and physiological principles of breathing, some diagnostic options have been included.
Diseases are described through a standard list of properties.
General, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Risk factors, Cause, Diagnostics, Treatment, Prognosis, Caution.
Knowing a list of diseases does not fully prepare you for clinical practice, as patients usually present with symptoms or complaints, not diagnoses. Use your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and disease to