Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 290 - Pathophysiology 1

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits


Course Description
This course provides students with the understanding of disease processes including etiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment modalities. Central concepts of pathophysiology and homeostasis provide the foundation for understanding alterations in: cellular function, cardiovascular function, respiratory function, fluid and electrolyte balance and genetics. (prereq: (NU students:BI 1010  (C grade), BI 1020  (C grade), BI 1030  (C grade), BI 2040  (C grade)); (BME students: BI 2305 , BI 2315 ))
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Discuss diagnostic tests, nursing interventions, and treatment modalities used to address alterations in cellular and immune function; cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematopoietic systems; and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. (Level 1, Nursing Care)
  • Apply knowledge of pathophysiology to identify nursing interventions that lower risk of progression of specific disease processes. (Level 2, Nursing Care)
  • Accept personal responsibility and participate in own development toward the role of the professional nurse through acts of integrity, mutual respect, and actively seeking out opportunities to learn. (Level 2, Professional Role)
  • Explain the process of cellular and tissue repair in response to injury, infection, and disease. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Define how stress and disease processes trigger systemic effects and the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Describe the pathogenesis, compensatory mechanisms, and sequelae of disease processes in cellular and immune function; cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematopoietic systems; and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of disease processes in cellular and immune function; cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematopoietic systems; and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Explain the role of genetics alone and in combination with other factors in triggering disease processes. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Define how stress and disease processes trigger systemic effects and the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Describe the pathogenesis, compensatory mechanisms, and sequelae of disease processes in cellular and immune function; cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematopoietic systems; and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of disease processes in cellular and immune function; cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematopoietic systems; and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Explain the role of genetics alone and in combination with other factors in triggering disease processes. (Level 1, Evidence-Based Practice)

 


Prerequisites by Topic
  • NU Students: Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • BME Students: Physiology 1 and 2

Course Topics
  • Cellular responses to stress, injury and aging
  • Inflammation, tissue repair and fever, cell proliferation and tissue regeneration
  • Genetic control of cell function, and inheritance
  • Genetic and congenital disorders
  • Neoplasia
  • Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid/Base Balance
  • Disorders of the White Blood Cells and Lymphoid Tissue
  • Stress and Adaptation
  • Mechanisms of Infectious disease
  • Innate and Adaptive Immunity
  • Disorders of the Immune System
  • Disorders of Hemostasis
  • Disorders of Red Blood Cells
  • Control of Cardiovascular Function, Disorders of Blood Flow and Blood Pressure
  • Disorders of Cardiac Function
  • Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock
  • Control of Respiratory Function
  • Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders

Coordinator
Aruna Lal



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