1 Learning Targets Anatomy Cardiovascular System Cardiovascular Learning Targets 15.1 Introduction I can Discuss the functions of the organs of the cardiovascular system. 15.2 Structure of the Heart I can Distinguish between the various coverings of the heart and the layers that compose the wall of the heart. I can Identify and locate the major parts of the heart and discuss the function of each part. I can Trace the pathway of the blood through the heart and the vessels of coronary circulation. 15.3 Heart Actions I can Describe the cardiac cycle and explain how heart sounds are produced. I can Identify the parts of a normal ECG pattern and discuss the significance of this pattern. I can Explain control of the cardiac cycle. 15.4 Blood Vessels I can Compare the structures and functions of the major types of blood vessels. I can Describe how substances are exchanged between blood in capillaries and the tissue fluid surrounding body cells. 15.5 Blood Pressure I can Explain how blood pressure is produced and controlled. I can Describe the mechanisms that aid in returning venous blood to the heart I can accurately take a blood pressure. 15.6 Paths of Circulation I can Compare the pulmonary and systemic circuits of the cardiovascular system. 15.7–15.8 Arterial System–Venous System I can Identify and locate the major arteries and veins. 15.9 Life-Span Changes I can Describe life-span changes in the cardiovascular system.