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End of Week Summary
Well done! You have now come to the end of Week 1. This week we have reviewed the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system with a brief look at gas exchange and transport. 

Hopefully, you have enjoyed the first week and learnt something new. Was there anything that surprised you? Feel free to comment below and share with the rest of the group.

Next week, we will focus on the pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure. We will look at some definitions and classifications with some clinical cases thrown in as well. 

We look forward to seeing you then!

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