Catalog 2018-2019

NS-509 Pathophysiology

Prerequisites: Previously earned baccalaureate degree; anatomy, physiology, human growth and development, nutrition, microbiology, statistics. This course provides an overview of pathophysiological processes common to many diseases that afflict humans. Major pathophysiological concepts are explored using a body systems approach. Theories relating to etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations are used to study common disease processes. Selected disease models and case studies will be used as examples. Concepts from anatomy and physiology courses provide the foundation for exploring human dysfunction. Students are expected to have a prerequisite knowledge of normal physiology in order to adequately understand pathophysiology.