546 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Neonate

This course provides a theoretical and practical knowledge of pathophysiology as it applies to the advanced nursing care of newborns and infants with acute and/or chronic illness or at risk for health problems from a high risk pregnancy. Consequences of the intensive care environment and abnormal physiology on the normal development of the fetus, newborn and infant will be addressed. Analysis of the impact of diagnostics and assessment findings enables the student to develop diagnostic reasoning by interpreting changes in normal function that result in symptoms indicating illness. Prerequisites: 500, 504, 508, 512, 516 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.