Respiratory Medicine: Introduction
Respiratory Medicine: Introduction

Respiratory Medicine: Introduction

by Jeremy Brown, PhD

Respiratory medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study of diseases affecting the lungs, including 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 123
  • Duration 10:38 h
  • Quiz questions 498
  • Concept Pages 50


Your Educators of course Respiratory Medicine: Introduction

 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.

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I’ve been waiting on this for a very long time!
By Juliet G. on 04. January 2022 for Infections of the Respiratory Tract

It is clear, concise and in a readily avail format.

Good Overview
By Dilara D. on 08. November 2021 for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): Overview

The teacher has great pronunciation! And classification made clear by extensive table.

Very comprehensive lecture with profound clinical approach .
By Konstantin S. on 04. November 2021 for Infections of the Respiratory Tract

Very comprehensive lecture with profound clinical approach. Lecture covers topics which really need deep understanding.

general overview in determining candidacy for surgery
By Alaena A. on 09. September 2021 for Treatment: Curable and Incurable NSCLC

This lecture provides a good, general overview of deciding if a patient is a candidate for surgery. Though brief, it is much better explained than in review books.