NUR 631 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Grand Canyon

Advanced physiology and pathophysiology principles are the main focus of this course. Students will learn advanced nursing practice in understanding normal function and interpreting changes in normal function that result in symptoms and diagnostic markers indicative of illness. The main focus is placed on the following systems: cellular environment and inflammatory changes; fluids, electrolytes and acid-base balance; genetics, genetic diseases, and the role of the environment; stress, disease, and the development of neoplasms; hematology and alterations in immunity. In addition, the physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine, pulmonary, renal, digestive and integumentary, cardiovascular and lymphatic, musculoskeletal, reproductive, and neurological systems, including mood disorders, are addressed.

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