Cardiovascular System

Learning objectives

  • Understand the structure of the heart and its conducting system.
  • Know the components of the vascular wall and how these differ among the types of blood vessels.

The cardiovascular system is composed of the heart and a continuous system of blood vessels including arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins. Together the lymphatic vessels and the cardiovascular system form the circulatory system.

Lab activities

  1. The Heart
  2. Blood Vessels: Background
  3. Blood Vessels: The Vessels
  4. Cardiovascular System: Micrographs
  5. Questions
  6. Answers