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NUR 242 - Psychopathology: Developmental, Neurobiological, and Environmental Basis


Semester Hours: 2
This course is designed to provide the psychiatric nurse practitioner student with foundational role content. The course focuses on select psychopathologic disorders across the lifespan; their incidence, epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, taxonomy, clinical manifestations, cultural factors, and assessment issues. For each disorder, the putative neurobiology will be reviewed as well as genetic research related to the disorders and research which is influencing the field’s view of the disorder. For each disorder, the role of genetics, risk and environmental influences will be considered and the implications of these data for prevention. Principles of treatment and the basis for intervention will be highlighted for each disorder as well as the DSM V classification.  The course begins with a review of development including models of child development and normal aging. Evaluation of learning will be accomplished through case-based methods, simulation, and exams.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
NUR 201 , 202 , 203 . For Graduate Nursing Majors only.


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