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NFNP 5303

Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing

Three semester hours, theory only.

This course is a comprehensive study of underlying concepts common to the major pathophysiologic processes of the body. The focus of this course is on the interaction of age, lifestyle, culture, gender differences, and intrinsic and extrinsic environmental factors on the dynamic aspects of physiologic mechanisms altered by disease in the human organism. Emphasis is on the pathophysiological concepts essential for understanding the rationale for preventive and therapeutic treatment/intervention. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or permission of faculty.

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