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 Basic Science Curriculum

Revised February 1, 2004  -  Click here for PDF file of 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