Jun 18, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 312 - Pathophysiology

This course is designed to examine alterations in functions affecting individuals across the lifespan. The student will explore pathophysiological concepts utilizing biology, microbiology, and physiological sciences as a basis for the student approach. The scientific approach will provide a further understanding of the mechanisms of disease, and students will incorporate critical thinking skills with practical application. The course provides a comprehensive nursing approach to common alterations in body systems.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Completion of an undergraduate biology course or challenge.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Research Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Define the terminology and the pathological processes throughout the course. 
  • Describe the normal structure and function of cell, tissue, organ, and body systems. 
  • Correlate normal body functioning to physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease processes. 
  • Apply the sciences of pathophysiology to common system disorders across the lifespan. 
  • Utilize the nursing process, critical-thinking skills, experience, and basic concepts of pathophysiology to case studies/activities.

Credits: 3

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