Introduction to Pulmonary Ventilation: Process of respiration and physiology of the respiratory system

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About Introduction to Pulmonary Ventilation: Process of respiration and physiology of the respiratory system Virtual Lab Simulation

Breathing is a matter of life or death! In this simulation, you will be introduced to the respiratory system and what makes it work. You will learn the different stages of pulmonary ventilation and calculate the amount of air our lungs manage with every single breath. Everyone is different and many things, like asthma or pregnancy, can affect the way our respiratory system performs.

Observe the breathing process 

One of the great things about being in a virtual lab is that you can use a very realistic and high-tech hologram to observe all the muscles and organs that play an important role in the process of breathing. Click on different buttons to choose between quiet breathing, inspiration, or expiration and experience how the lungs, diaphragm, and other muscles behave accordingly.

Test lung volumes with a spirometer

Take advantage of the opportunity to use a spirometer to test the lung volumes of three different people. Here, you will learn how some of the ways pregnancy or asthma affects the functioning of the respiratory system.

Calculate capacities

Get a more detailed look at how different lungs perform by calculating their real capacities using the resulting values from the spirometry test. Observe how values like the Vital Capacity and the Functional Residual Capacity vary between the subjects and match each pair of lungs with their owner.

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Join us in Labster’s Anatomy and Physiology Lab to explore the physiology of pulmonary ventilation and learn about the structure, functions, and impairments of the respiratory system.

Techniques in Lab

  • Structure of Respiratory System
  • Spirometry
  • Lung Volumes
  • Lung Capacity Calculation
  • Diagrams analysis

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the structure and mechanics of pulmonary ventilation
  • Define and calculate pulmonary air volumes and capacities

Simulation Features

Length – 36 minutes
Accessibility mode – Not Available
Languages – English

Examples of Related Standards

  • EHEA First Cycle
  • Early Stage Bachelors Level
  • EHEA Short Cycle
  • FHEQ 6
  • Intermediate Stage Bachelors Level
  • SCQF 9
  • SCQF 10
  • US College Year 1
  • US College Year 2
  • US College Year 3

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