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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