COURSES

exercise physiology

Exercise Physiology courses are typically offered at UC Irvine and/or Harbor UCLA.The courses involve Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET). The course details the technical, analytic, and quality control skills necessary to perform optimal CPET.It describes the large variety of cardiopulmonary disorders through excellent clinical case examples.

 

It also assesses appropriate exercise protocols and programs for assessment of constant work rate tests, ramp patter exercise tests, and exercise training/ rehabilitative programs.The course occurs over several days or a weekend.

difficult airways

The three-hour course Incorporated lecture and illustrations of difficult airways in children, infants and adolescents.

Following the lecture the pediatric pulmonology fellows, participated in hands-on various airway techniques and interventions:

  • Fiber-optic laryngoscopy and

       bronchoscopy utilizing mannequins

  • Intubation techniques, utilizing the
    fiberoptic bronchoscopes

  • Laryngeal mask airway's (LMA)

allergy/immunology overlap

A focus of course load involves the heavy overlap between allergic disorders and pulmonary disease.  Given two faculty are board certified in Allergy & Immunology, the approach to coursework is incorporated into the lecture schedule. 

 

Our pulmonary fellows will be exposed to skin testing, allergic bronchoprovocation challenge testing, patch testing and much more.  In addition, our large immunodeficiency population serves as a reference point to our Immunology lecture series.