Respiratory Pathology
Respiratory Pathology

Respiratory Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD

Respiratory pathology refers to the study of diseases that affect the airway and lungs. These include infectious diseases, interstitial lung diseases, airway diseases, lung cancer, vascular diseases such as pulmonary embolism, and diseases of the pleura such as pleural effusions and pneumothorax.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the most important respiratory symptoms and their diagnostic workup, the most common diagnostic methods for respiratory pathologies, and the pathophysiologies of respiratory failure, restrictive and obstructive pulmonary diseases, occupational lung diseases, pulmonary circulation diseases, and lung cancer. Critical respiratory care will also be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student is 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, the mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, and the 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 and nurse should be able to understand basic disease characteristics to address a patient’s needs and place them in the correct referral pathway (e.g., severe cases of asthma).

Course Details

  • Videos 119
  • Duration 10:47 h
  • Quiz questions 462
  • Concept Pages 47


Your Educators of course Respiratory Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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Not for nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Assisted Control – Modes of Ventilation

Not for nursing students. This guy totally does not keep my interest and he assumes that you know a lot of things that I have never heard of. Horrible lecturer and not for nursing students.

Not for nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Mechanical Ventilation

This is definitely not for RN students. This guy just confused me even more. Stop throwing the medical content into the nursing section.

Not for nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Respiratory Failures: Treatment

Please remove the medical content from the nursing section. I m tired of Lecturio just throwing the medical content into the nursing section. This OES NOT WORK!!

Takes a bit to get, but worth it.
By Paulina B. on 07. October 2022 for Obstructive Lung Disease: Areas

Enjoyed the lecture so far. Sometimes a little complex, but once I watched it a couple of times, it really sunk in and now I feel like I have more than just a simplistic understanding of the subject