Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 805

This course provides in-depth study of the pathophysiologic basis of disease as it affects individuals across the life cycle. Emphasis will be placed upon endogenous and exogenous factors that contribute to altered functional balance at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels. The course emphasizes mechanisms of disease, including cell injury, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, acid-base imbalances, and genetic defects that cause aberrations resulting inflammation and dysfunction of the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. Disease states commonly encountered in primary care settings and managed by primary care practitioners will be emphasized.