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Posted by Steve on May 20, 2007 at 15:41:33:


The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is offering a course this fall that will be of special interest to all divers. This year, the Advanced Decompression Physiology course will be on August 18-19, 2007. Only 50 students will be able to participate in this course.
Advanced Decompression Physiology is taught by Dr. Michael Powell, past head of Environmental Physiology and Biophysics at the NASA/Johnson Space Center. The course is designed to help advanced divers and diving leaders understand the forces at work in the human body during decompression. The course is taught from the aspect of bubble dynamics instead of the vantage point of decompression table use. Students will learn what bubbles do inside of living organisms, including information on gas exchange, Doppler bubble detection, bubble control, and the influence of diving decompression on space decompression. Tuition for the course is $120.00 which includes tuition and course materials.
The course will be held on the main campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Students are responsible for their own housing and meals.
For more information, see the Chamberís website at http://wrigley.usc.edu/hyperbaric/chamber. Or, contact the chamber at USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, P.O. Box 5069, 1 Big Fishermanís Cove, Two Harbors, CA 90704. Tel. (310) 510-4020. The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is part of USC, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.




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