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NRHL 6508 Advanced Pathophysiology

NRHL 5501, NRHL 5502, NRHL 5503, NRHL 5505, NRHL 5506

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

Pathophysiology identifies the changes that occur when a function of the body is compromised by disease, injury or other abnormality. In NRHL 6508 Advanced Pathophysiology you will explore the application of advanced knowledge of the complex physiological functions and pathophysiological processes to the care of individuals with healthcare problems.

In this course, you will analyze the function of all systems of the body, identifying irregularities and analyzing symptoms, causes, medical procedures and follow-up care. Each week you’ll examine a different body system, discussing its function and possible inconsistencies with fellow classmates and your instructor. As you go through each system, you will gain insights and advanced knowledge that will help you apply this knowledge in a wide variety of clinical settings.

What You’ll Learn in NRHL 6508

In this course, you will examine the alterations in function as well as adaptive, integrative and regulatory mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, organ and system levels.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Alterations in Immunity and Inflammation
  • Alterations in Neurological Function
  • Alterations in Musculoskeletal and Integumentary System Function
  • Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
  • Alterations in Pulmonary and Digestive Functions
  • Alterations in Endocrine, Metabolic and Reproductive Functions
  • Alterations in Hematologic Functions
  • Alterations in Renal and Urologic Systems. Shock, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome, Burns in Adults

Planning Your Time

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NRHL 6508, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of physiological alterations and pathophysiological processes to disorders and diseases manifested across the lifespan.
  • Discuss current research in pathophysiology related to select patient case studies of pathophysiological processes across the lifespan.
  • Describe the relevant findings of diagnostic or other evaluative studies as they relate to pathophysiological processes.
  • Integrate concepts of pathophysiology to clinical reasoning to provide health promotion, disease prevention and management.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal compensatory mechanisms as the body response to disease.
  • Discuss the issues and considerations associated with the pathophysiological changes among special populations (e.g., children).
  • Assess, apply, and analyze new research, knowledge, and healthcare policies to solve nursing problems, initiate changes, and improve nursing practices.
  • Use comprehensive databases and information technologies to research, analyze, and plan strategies for problem solving.
  • Analyze the impact of cultural, developmental, genetic, environmental, behavioral, and economic factors that may influence pathophysiological alterations and contribute to increased risk of disease.
  • Discuss the link between pathophysiological alterations and targeted interventions to promote or restore health.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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