Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 30-602 Applied Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
The course addresses the advanced study of pathophysiologic principles with relevance to clinical practice. Content areas include pathophysiology at the cellular level, metabolism and temperature regulation, cardiac and pulmonary systems, acid-base balance, renal function, hematology and immune function, the nervous system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, endocrinology, and reproduction. Building on the basic sciences and clinical nursing experience, the focus in on the interrelationships of systems and dysregulation of cellular, organ, and system function. Current research and theories that deal with pathophysiologic topics are included. Prerequisite: Departmental permission; 30-601.