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|Three semester hours, theory only. (FL)|
This course is a comprehensive study of underlying concepts common to the major pathophysiologic processes of the body. The influence of psychoneuroimmunologic mechanisms upon structure and function of the body s adaptive and compensatory needs will be explored. The interaction of age, life-style, culture, gender differences, and intrinsic and extrinsic environmental factors will be examined in relation to these psychoneuroimmunologic mechanisms. Emphasis is placed upon the pathophysiological concepts essential for understanding the rationale for preventive and therapeutic nursing interventions. To earn credit, this course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisites: NURS 2312, NURS 2413 and all core requirements (for basic students). NURS 3590 for RN/BSN. A 2.5 GPA is required for all four science courses. Co-requisites: NURS 3315, NURS 3665.
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