JCV3061H - Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences: Hormones

Course Coordinator:

C. Wittnich


This course is one of a set of four advanced seminar half-credit courses dealing with current research areas in the cardiovascular system. Specifically, JCV3061H focuses on hormonal influences and its role in the regulation of the cardiovascular system.

Areas that may be covered include:

•  Sex hormones and the cardiovascular system
•  Renal vs cardiovascular actions of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)
•  Insulin and the cardiovascular system
•  Overview of fluid, volume and electrolyte regulations
•  Renin-angiotensin system in blood pressure regulation
•  Catecholamines & adrenoceptors in the heart
•  Aldosterone - its role in volume regulation and effects on blood pressure
•  Kallikrein and kinin system
•  Clinical implications of hormones & the cardiovascular system

For the complete course outline, visit http://www.cscp.utoronto.ca




Grading will be based on a manuscript critique (20%), oral presentation (30%), written essay (40%) and participation (10%).


Enrolment restrictions: Graduate students or research fellows interested in heart research. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program.