312 Pathopyhysiology – 4 credit hours (3 hours in seat, 1 hour on-line)

Prerequisite: Completion of 59 credit hours of pre-nursing courses. Concurrent with or after completion of Learning Strategies for Nursing Students; concurrent with or prior to Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Clinical and Theory, or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Prerequisites for Student-at-Large: 6-8 credit hours anatomy and physiology, 3-4 credit hours chemistry, 3-4 credit hours microbiology, or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Description: This course introduces the central concepts of pathophysiology at the cellular level and how they apply to physiological changes. A variety of pathophysiological alterations are used to illustrate these central concepts. Throughout the course, the student applies previously acquired knowledge from anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology to the study of pathophysiology.