NP-715N Advanced Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: Basic pathophysiology. This course provides an in depth scientific knowledge base relevant to selected pathophysiological states. Major concepts from basic pathophysiology are built upon with consideration of responses across the lifespan. Advanced concepts of pathophysiological functioning are correlated with clinical decisions related to selected diagnostic tests and initiation of therapeutic regimens applicable to advanced practice nurses across specialties. Specific disease processes are examined incorporating the role of developmental physiology, embryologic, genetic, and environmental factors in the epidemiology of disease.