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 Basic Science Curriculum

Revised February 1, 2004. Click here for a PDF file of the Basic Science Curriculum.

1. Embryology of the Vascular System  
 
2. Molecular Biology  
 
3. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Blood Vessels  
 
4. Hemodynamics and Atherosclerosis  
 
5. Peptide Growth Factors  
 
6. Endothelial Cells  

7. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells  
 
8. Macrophages  
 
9. Platelets  
 
10. Response of the Arterial Wall to Injury and Intimal Hyperplasia  
 
11. Atherosclerosis: Theories of Etiology and Pathogenesis  
 
12. Histopathologic Features of Nonarteriosclerotic Diseases of the Aorta and Arteries  
 
13. Regulation of Vasomotor Tone and Vasospasm  
 
14.  Venous System of the Lower Extremities: Physiology and Pathophysiology  
 
15. Structure and Function of the Lymphatic System  
 
16. Diabetic Vascular Disease  
 
17. Plasma Lipoproteins and Vascular Disease  
 
18. Cigarette Smoking and Vascular Disease  
 
19. Coagulation and Disorders of Hemostasis  
 
20. Blood Rheology and the Microcirculation   
 
21. Drugs in Vascular Disease  
 
22. Scientific Basis for Balloon Embolectomy  
 
23. Basic Principles Underlying the Function of Endovascular Devices  
 
24. Vascular Grafts  
 
25. Statistics for the Vascular Surgeon  
 
26. Aneurysmal Disease of the Abdominal Aorta  
 
27. Cerebral Blood Flow  
 
28. Basic Science of Renovascular Hypertension  
 
29. Basic Mechanisms in Mesenteric Ischemia  
 
30. Hemodynamic Basis of Portal Hypertension  

31. Anatomy and Physiology of Normal Erection  
 
32. Skeletal Muscle Ischemia and Reperfusion: Mechanisms of Injury and Intervention  
 
33. Spinal Cord Ischemia Associated with High Aortic Clamping: Methods of Protection  
 
34. Arteriovenous Hemodialysis  Access  

35. Arterial and Vascular Graft Infection  
 
36. Neuropathic and Biomechanical Etiology of Foot Ulceration in Diabetics

Posted June 2010