Pulmonology

Pulmonology

by Jeremy Brown, PhD, Sean Elliott, MD

Pulmonology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study of diseases affecting the lungs. These conditions include infectious diseases, interstitial lung diseases, airway diseases, and lung cancer; vascular diseases such as pulmonary embolism; and diseases of the pleura such as pleural effusions and pneumothorax.

In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of each group of diseases. For optimal comprehension, they are expected to have a prior understanding of cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and know the differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Moreover, a basic understanding of the structure and general classification of bacteria and viruses, mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, and pathophysiology of malignancy would be helpful.

Acute pulmonary infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis are commonly encountered in the emergency room. Prompt diagnosis and management can considerably improve the prognosis.

Chronic diseases of the lungs, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, continue to represent a considerable proportion of the total disease burden in the modern world, especially in western countries. These conditions require long-term follow-up. As patients tend to change their healthcare providers often, a competent physician should be able to understand basic disease characteristics to address patient needs and place them in the correct referral pathway (e.g., severe cases of asthma).

Course Details

  • Videos 109
  • Duration 8:55 h
  • Quiz questions 428
  • Concept Pages 39

Content

Your Educators of course Pulmonology

 Jeremy Brown, PhD

Jeremy Brown, PhD

Professor Jeremy Brown is a Professor of Respiratory Infection at the University College of London (UCL) in England, UK.
He obtained his PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of London in 1999. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at UCL, and Lead Teacher for respiratory medicine undergraduate teaching at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH).
Due to his achievements, he obtained a Welcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training at the University of Adelaide. He has also led internationally respected research programs in pneumonia prevention and antibiotic resistance.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Brown teaches courses on Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology.

 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott is the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Arizona, USA.
He obtained his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. Currently, he is Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Arizona Medical Center.
He devotes time to Quality Improvement, graduate medical education efficacy and his scholarship with the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Elliott teaches courses on Microbiology.


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By Deed M. on 27. November 2022 for Airway Diseases

I am enjoying studying here, the contents are well arranged plus the videos and the questions with well explained answers Maybe about adding up the dosages of drugs plus the page should be staying longer on without internet

 
Great series on respiratory infections
By Samantha G. on 23. October 2022 for Infections of the Respiratory Tract

I appreciate the clear information given in a way that makes sense. This lecturer seems very knowledgeable and has a great voice as well, which makes it easier to listen to :)

 
Great summary of the most important facts and more.
By Marco-Aurelio D. on 30. September 2022 for Bronchitis and Pneumonia: Summary

Good Lecturer, professional appearance, good selection of high yield topics, combined with simple but important explanations on key physiopathological issues. Great experience.

 
Excellent
By Michael N. on 04. June 2022 for Coronavirus

Really love the videos by Proff Elliot, and I love that he explains that concepts are constantly changing but gave us the foundation to build on.