NUR 20500 - Foundations of Pathopharmacology
(3) This course explores the mechanisms underlying disease or altered body functioning, with focus on: cellular communication, genes and genetic disease, forms of cellular injury, fluid and electrolyte/acid base balance, immunity, inflammation, stress coping and illness. Pathophysiology of the most common alterations according to body systems will be discussed as well as the latest developments in research and patient centered nursing interventions.
Principles of pathophysiology will be integrated with pharmacology to provide a contextual and physiologic basis for the study of selected medications used to treat and manage disease. Pharmacologic concepts and principles will be situated within the scope of nursing responsibilities and practice standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN Program. Offered: Fall.
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