NUR 201 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
Semester Hours: 3
This course is designed to prepare the nurse practitioner with a comprehensive foundation of the pathophysiological processes associated with alterations in human physiology, using an innovative approach to learning. The course is organized by body system, relating alterations and dysfunction of disease processes found in a diverse community across the lifespan. The complexity of integrating normal aging, pathophysiology, and ethical, legal and psychosocial issues encountered across the lifespan provides unique opportunities for critical thinking in the care of the multidimensional patient. Innovative course delivery includes multiple learning methodologies to add depth and breadth to learning pathophysiology across the life span. Course delivery integrates case-based learning (PEARLS), mini-case studies, simulation, human tissue specimens, histological and clinical correlations, and synchronous and asynchronous discussion boards. Evaluation of learning will be accomplished through case-based methods (simulation, mini-case evaluation) and exams. Case studies also provide pathophysiology encountered in the older adult, integrated with Advanced Gerontological Care (NUR 241 ) as well as ethical, legal and psychosocial issues relevant to the case in a holistic environment. The course implements an interprofessional learning framework, using holistic, scientifically sound, and patient-centered care in the process of learning.
For Graduate Nursing Majors only. (Formerly Pathophysiology Across the Life Span.)
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