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NURĀ 346. Pathophysiology for Professional Nursing. 3 Hours.

This course builds on the knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology to provide the adult learner with an opportunity to apply previously learned principles in explaining physiologic adaptations to pathogenic changes for the purpose of enhancing nursing care of patients. The first part of the course emphasizes the basic concepts of pathophysiology including cellular level of response, genetic alterations, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base balance, and immune response. The second part of the course focuses on the application of the basic concepts to body systems and disease processes. The relationship between pathophysiologic concepts and nursing care of clients will be emphasized throughout the course. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.