Cardiac Blood Flow Made Simple!

Learn how blood flows through the heart in simple and fun ways! Great for healthcare students or just anyone interested!
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  • Lectures 11
  • Contents Video: 38 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

“I haven't had a class with the professor. I found him via an app. Not studying this intense in 20+yrs I found him to amazingly helpful. I'm studying to be a RN in Australia.”

-From RateMyProfessor.com (http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1589133)

“OK -- you just saved my life.... I had read the text on this process 5 times and was so confused and frustrated that my heart rate was going up....(LOL). However, after watching your 3-part tutorial, I COMPLETELY GET IT......... THANK-YOU so much... Your descriptions are simple, and I love the tips on how to remember things and also how to deduce the answers on the "test" that you showed. Can't say enough..... you took me from "ready-for-tears" to "ready-for-cheers."”

-From YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnwPQxKvwVE)

What is the course about?

This course aims to teach how blood flows through the heart in simple and fun ways! Not just to take an exam but to remember for the long term. You will learn the different chambers of the heart, the valves (i.e. bicuspid and tricuspid) and how blood flows out of the heart to the body and lungs and back to the heart on the different great vessels (i.e. aorta and pulmonary vessels) as the oxygenation levels change.

What teaching tools are available?

I have created short, yet informative, videos with helpful learning tools (i.e. mnemonics) to break down blood flow through the heart. I also have created videos with questions that you can pause after reading and then resume to see me walk you through how to solve such a problem. Lastly, there are quizzes to test your knowledge on the material after watching the videos.

How long will the course take to complete?

This all depends on your level of learning. There is approximately half an hour worth of video material along with quizzes.

How is the course structured?

It is a 3-step repetitive process: 1) Watch a short video on blood flow; 2) Watch a short video with 2-3 questions and answers, where I walk you through how to solve the questions; and 3) Take a short quiz on your own on that video.

Why take the course?

This course is good for anyone from high school, to nursing school, to medical school, to any health care profession and even anyone interested in knowing more about how blood flows through the heart to the body and lungs!

What are the requirements?

  • Interest to learn about how blood flows through the heart
  • No prior knowledge of the heart is needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to label the right and left side of the heart
  • Know how to label the 4 chambers of the heart
  • Know the 4 valves of the heart and their special names and number of leaflets on each
  • Learn what defines an artery vs. a vein
  • Learn a fun and easy-to-learn way to trace blood from the heart to the body and lungs
  • Learn about blood oxygen level changes as it flows through the heart, body and lungs
  • Learn the great vessels (i.e. aorta and pulmonary vessels) of the body
  • Learn the 3 aortic branches

What is the target audience?

  • High School
  • College
  • Nursing School
  • Medical School
  • All Healthcare Professions
  • Anyone interested to learn about the heart!!!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Blood Flow (The Infinity Heart Diagram)
03:30

This video is a brief introduction about how to design my infinity blood flow design on the heart. It will serve as the foundation to the future videos in this series.

02:06

This video contains 3 practice questions on the previous video on the Inifinity Blood Flow diagram. As you watch the video, pause after each question and try to answer on your own, then continue playing to see how to solve the question.

3 questions

Three short questions to quiz you on the Infinity Blood Flow diagram.

Section 2: Blood Oxygen Levels
04:35

This video describes the difference in the blue and red colors. Additionally it describes the pulmonary and systemic circuits and which chamber is thicker than the rest.

03:25

This video contains 3 practice questions on the previous video on the oxygen level of blood flow. As you watch the video, pause after each question and try to answer on your own, then continue playing to see how to solve the question.

3 questions

Three short questions to quiz you on blood oxygen levels as they change when it flows through the heart, lungs and body.

Section 3: The Heart Valves
04:06

This video introduces the 4 valves in the heart and provides helpful ways to remember their special names.

04:27

This video contains 3 practice questions on the previous video on the 4 valves of the heart. As you watch the video, pause after each question and try to answer on your own, then continue playing to see how to solve the question.

3 questions

Three short questions to quiz you on four valves of the heart.

Section 4: The Great Vessels
04:46

This videos provides further detail onto the Infinity Blood Flow diagram by adding on the great vessels; such as the pulmonary vessels, vena cava and aorta.

02:43

This video contains 3 practice questions on the previous video on the great vessels of the heart. As you watch the video, pause after each question and try to answer on your own, then continue playing to see how to solve the question.

3 questions

Three short questions to quiz you on the the great vessels of the heart.

Section 5: More on Oxygenation
03:48

This video incorporates the concept of oxygenation along with knowledge of the great vessels.

02:51

This video contains 2 practice questions on the previous video about more on oxygenation. As you watch the video, pause after each question and try to answer on your own, then continue playing to see how to solve the question.

3 questions

Three short questions to quiz further on oxygenation.

Section 6: Comparing the Infinity Blood Flow Diagram to the Real Heart
01:19

This video simply compares my infinity blood flow diagram of the heart to a more anatomically realistic blood flow scheme of the heart.

1 question

Just one quiz question on comparing to the real heart.

Section 7: Comprehansive Quiz on Blood Flow
15 questions

15 Questions that test all the material on blood flow presented in this course.

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Instructor Biography

John Roufaiel, Anatomist & Physiologist

“I haven't had a class with the professor. I found him via an app. Not studying this intense in 20+yrs I found him to amazingly helpful. I'm studying to be a RN in Australia.”

-From RateMyProfessor.com (http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1589133)

“OK -- you just saved my life.... I had read the text on this process 5 times and was so confused and frustrated that my heart rate was going up....(LOL). However, after watching your 3-part tutorial, I COMPLETELY GET IT......... THANK-YOU so much... Your descriptions are simple, and I love the tips on how to remember things and also how to deduce the answers on the "test" that you showed. Can't say enough..... you took me from "ready-for-tears" to "ready-for-cheers."”

-From YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnwPQxKvwVE)

I am currently a medical student with a Masters degree in Anatomy (M.S.). My educational background is as follows:

- B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies (SUNY - Binghamton University 2005)
- M.S. in Anatomy (SUNY - Upstate Medical University 2008)
- Professor of Anatomy & Physiology (2009 to 2012) at 4 different New York Colleges (SUNY- Rockland Community College; SUNY - Westchester Community College; SUNY - Onondaga Community College; and SUNY - Upstate Medical University)
- Taught Human Physiology for Physician Assistant students at SUNY - Upstate Medical University

I never thought growing up that I was going to get into teaching. I always enjoyed sports and playing ice and roller hockey in college. In college roller hockey, I was fortunate enough to win a few regional titles and one national championship with my team in Binghamton, NY. On top of playing hockey I always had a desire to be a waiter in New York City and enjoyed that experience in Times Square in 2009.

One day a teaching position opened up at Rockland CC and I figured I would give it a shot. To make a long story short, I fell in love with the profession thanks to the support of my students, family and friends. Being a student all my life has kept me always viewing the material as “the student” and not “the teacher.” Sometimes I feel once we know something well we tend to forget how it was when we learned that material for the first time. I hope I can help as many people as possible and look forward to your suggestions.

You can email me (profroofs@gmail.com) with any questions/comments. I am busy with my own schooling but occasionally find time on the weekends to make a video for those who ask, which I call a “viewer request video.” These videos are not as detailed with PowerPoint as I would like to make them, but hopefully they get the lesson across. When I am back in NY on breaks I will work on more animated videos.

To see my evaluation by my former students on RateMyProfessor.com you can CLICK HERE and please feel free to leave me a review under the same school as the link, thank you!

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