Course: NURS 510. Pathophysiological Foundation for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program. This course covers concepts in human physiology and pathophysiology that serve as foundation for advanced practice nurses in their clinical assessment, clinical diagnostic decision making and healthcare management. Alterations of various physiological systems and pathophysiology of frequently encountered health conditions across the lifespan, including special populations are reviewed. Evidence-based concepts relevant to normal physiology, etiology, including those relevant to genetics and environment, and clinical manifestations and responses to common diseases/altered health states are compared across the lifespan. Clinical screening and diagnostic evaluative methods are also discussed.