Sep 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 391 - Pathophysiology II

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course provides a continuation of knowledge in the understanding of the disease process, including etiology, manifestations, diagnoses and treatment modalities. Topics covered include alterations in the functions of male and female genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, endocrine function and metabolism alteration and renal function. Further topics include alterations in neural function, neurophysiological function, musculoskeletal functions and integumentary system. (prereq: NU 290 )
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 male and female genitourinary systems; gastrointestinal, renal, neural, neurophysiological, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems; and endocrine and metabolism alterations (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 role of genetics alone and in combination with other factors in triggering disease processes (Level 1, Evidence-based Practice)
  • Describe the pathogenesis, compensatory mechanisms, and sequelae of disease processes in male and female genitourinary systems; gastrointestinal, renal, neural, neurophysiological, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems; and endocrine and metabolism alterations (Level 1, Evidence-based Practice)
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of disease processes in male and female genitourinary systems; gastrointestinal, renal, neural, neurophysiological, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems; and endocrine and metabolism alterations (Level 1, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Disorders of ventilation and gas exchange
  • Structure and function of the kidney
  • Disorders of renal function
  • Disorders of the bladder and lower urinary tract
  • Structure and disorders of the GI system
  • Disorders of hepatobiliary and exocrine pancreas
  • Disorders of endocrine function
  • Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome
  • Organization and control of neural function
  • Somatosensory function of pain
  • Disorders of neuromuscular function
  • Disorders of brain function
  • Disorders of musculoskeletal metabolic
  • Rheumatic function
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Disorders of male genitourinary/reproductive system
  • Disorders of female genitourinary/reproductive system
  • Disorders of sensory function
  • Disorders of skin integumentary function

Coordinator
Dr. Renee Wenzlaff



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