Pathophysiologic Processes in Illness (3)

  • MN-NP

NURS 508

The purpose of this course is to provide the students' with the theory and knowledge necessary to understand human physiological responses in health and illness. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the normal anatomy and physiology, the patho-physiology and the adaptive responses underlying common acute and chronic conditions found in the Canadian population. In addition, the influence of age, gender, ethnic background and socioeconomic status will be reviewed for the selected illnesses. The course will involve classroom instruction, clinical case study discussions and take-home assignments. Lecture topics and case studies are chosen on the basis of common causes of mortality and morbidity for Canadians. 

Objectives:

  • Describe the normal anatomy, physiology and physiological alternations in relation to specific clinical conditions and disease processes that affect Canadians
  • Describe the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of specific disease processes
  • Describe the influence of gender, ethnicity, age and individual characteristics on the course
  • Describe the normal anatomy, physiology and physiological alternations in relation to specific clinical conditions and disease processes that affect Canadians
  • Describe the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of specific disease processes
  • Describe the influence of gender, ethnicity, age and individual characteristics on the course of selected clinical conditions and disease processes 

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