Pulmonary diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cause a significant burden on the healthcare systems all over the world. For a biomedical engineer, it is therefore important to learn about state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in pulmonary medicine. This online course introduces pathologies of the pulmonary system along with related preclinical and clinical research methodologies. Modules are designed to cover integration of respiratory physiology with molecular biology, biophysics, pathophysiology, medicine, and biomedical engineering. A combination of video lectures, virtual workshops, literature reviews, student presentations, and problem sets will be used in order to foster critical thinking skills required to address current challenges in respiratory medicine.