This course presents the pathophysiological knowledge required of the advanced practice nurse to practice in the management of pathophysiological disorders in primary and tertiary care settings. It includes genetic and cellular mechanisms of diseases, the immune responses and selected disorders throughout life span. It explores current research findings and theory relevant to the pathophysiology of common illnesses. Students analyze laboratory data in light of actual and potential pathophysiological processes. Special emphasis is given to the case study presentations to aid student application of pathophysiologic process to advanced nursing practice in diverse populations.
Prerequisite(s): Department permission required.