NU 308 - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

NU 308 - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

3.00 Cr
The study of underlying structural and functional changes in body physiology that result from disease or injury and result in alteration in total body function in individuals across the lifespan. The mechanisms and clinical manifestations associated with various diseases are explained according to body systems. The interrelationships of factors, such as genetics, genomics, physiologic, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural that contribute to increased morbidity and disease are examined, as well as the integration of the principles of health promotion and disease prevention. Objective and subjective perspectives are studied that take into account the complex interactions among body, mind, and spirit. Basic pharmacological principles are studied to create an understanding of how drugs affect human beings across the lifespan. Application of the nursing process to drug therapy is identified. Specific categories of drugs and their therapeutic effects and potential toxicities are examined in conjunction with disease processes. There is an additional fee for this course.
Term: 
2019FA
Method: 
LEC
Faculty: 
Brosnan, Maria
Krutar, Meredith