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NUR310 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

[4–0, 4 cr.]

Students learn the pathogenesis of various symptoms and diseases affecting the human body. Altered physiological functions of human organs are explained and then described on the molecular, cellular, organ and systemic levels. Common pathophysiologic processes are discussed in conjunction with recent research. The interrelationships between clinical pathophysiology and basic physiology and genetics are emphasized. Understanding the mechanisms of disease is essential to the role of the professional nursing in determining the appropriate nursing management of the patient.

Prerequisites: BIO260/261, Anatomy and Physiology/Lab; CHM200 Essentials of Chemistry (or CHM 201 Chemical Principles)
Co-requisite: NUR320 Health & Illness Concepts I