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NURS 316. Pathophysiology for Nursing Majors

Credits: 3
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Disruptions in normal physiologic function in individuals, primarily adults. Objective and subjective manifestations of common illnesses. Majors Only.
Prerequisites: Admission to the major
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Utilize knowledge of the normal cell structure and function relating to levels of adaptation in selected disease processes.
2. Apply principles of normal anatomy and physiology of human body systems to the pathophysiologic processes of common health problems.
3. Apply aspects of the disease process (etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations) toward alterations of specific body systems.
4. Discuss clinical manifestations of selected disease processes and health problems.
5. Examine the body's adaptive and compensatory mechanisms to pathologic changes.
6. Explore genetic principles and concepts applicable to pathophysiology.
7. Discuss the nurse's role and responsibility for assessment of individuals experiencing health problems that result in pathophysiological alterations.
8. Discuss the impact of physiological alterations on aging.

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