Course details

NURS 502 - Adv Phys&Pathophys

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Credits: 4.00

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan --- This course provides students with the advanced physiological and pathophysiological knowledge needed to assess acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan, to understand the aims of clinical and pharmacological interventions, and to support decision-making for restoring and maintaining health. The key concepts of the course include how the body maintains homeostasis in health, how homeostasis is disrupted in disease and how the body's response to disruption can be either adaptive or maladaptive. Disruptions will be presented at the genetic, cellular, organ and multi-organ systems levels as appropriate. There is emphasis on phenomena such as genetic changes and chronic inflammation that are underlying to a variety of disorders.