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Cardiovascular Sciences

Similuted image of a human's cardiovascular system
CRSS 454/3.0

CRSS 454, Cardiovascular Sciences, will cover the study of the physiology, pharmacology, and anatomy of the cardiovascular system. Topics include integrative mechanisms and pharmacotherapy involved in short-term and long-term control of the circulation in health and disease.

Learning Outcomes

After completing CRSS 454, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the time course of changes in the components that make up the baroreceptor reflex as a consequence of short term changes in blood pressure. 
  2. Critically evaluate a scientific study to present the key findings and how they apply to the mechanisms of short term and long term control of the circulation. 
  3. Identify a gap in knowledge regarding a lifestyle intervention that could potentially impact on blood pressure chronically in order to design a novel study to test a hypothesis.  
  4. Explain the mechanistic basis and the time-course of alterations within the cardiovascular system (e.g. BP, heart rate, etc.) produced during and after a therapeutic intervention.

Terms

Fall 2020
Course Dates: 
Sept. 8 - Dec. 7, 2020
Exam Dates: 
Dec. 10 - 23, 2020

Evaluation

15% - Experimental Design
25% - Group Presentation and Discussion
20% - Midterm Exam Presentation
40% - Final Proctored Exam

*Evaluatuion Subject to Change*

Instructor

Dr. Michael Adams (adams@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

9–10 hours a week (108–120 hours per term).

Winter 2021
Course Dates: 
Jan. 11 - April 9, 2021
Exam Dates: 
April 14 - 30, 2021

Evaluation

15% - Experimental Design
25% - Group Presentation and Discussion
20% - Midterm Exam Presentation
40% - Final Proctored Exam

*Evaluatuion Subject to Change*

Instructor

Dr. Michael Adams (adams@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

9–10 hours a week (108–120 hours per term).

Course Resources

About SOLUS

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About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.

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