Muscle - Cardiac Muscle

This module provides an introductory presentation on cardiac muscle.

Content authors:
  • Phillip Smith
  • Amy Rapkiewicz
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

At the completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Identify cardiac muscle in light micrograph (LM) images

2. Identify subcellular organelles of cardiac muscle in electron micrograph (EM) images

3. Describe the components of the intercalated disc

4. Identify Purkinje fibers and describe their function

5. Compare and contrast the structures of skeletal and cardiac muscle

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