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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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NURS 2850 - Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces a holistic perspective of pathophysiological processes and the disruption in normal body function. Emphasis will be on objective and subjective manifestations of common chronic health problems resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations to provide a foundation for nursing care. This course complements selected topics addressed in Chronicity and End of Life to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes. This course requires completion of BIOL 2035 , NURS 2800  and NURS 2820  with grades of C or higher or concurrently enrolled.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2700  or NURS 2720  and NURS 2750  and BIOL 2032  with grades of C or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Professional Development & Identity in relation to chronic  pathophysiological conditions
    1. Health Care Delivery
      1. Evidence-based Practice
  2. Physiological Integrity in relation to chronic  pathophysiological conditions
    1. Physiological Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Fluid &Electrolyte Balance
      2. Acid-Base Balance
      3. Cellular Regulation
      4. Intracranial Regulation
      5. Metabolism
      6. Elimination
      7. Sexuality & Reproduction
      8. Oxygenation
      9. Perfusion
    2. Protection and Movement
      1. Immunity
      2. Tissue Integrity
      3. Sensory Perception
      4. Comfort
      5. Mobility
  3. Psychosocial Integrity in relation to chronic pathophysiological conditions
    1. Psychosocial Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Cognitive Function
    2. Behavioral Resilience
      1. Coping/Stress/Adaptation
  4. Lifespan Growth and Development in relation to chronic pathophysiological conditions
    1. Determinants of Health
      1. Genetics
      2. Nutrition
      3. Environment
      4. Culture
      5. Individual Behaviors
      6. Social & Economic Factors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. determine protective and predictive factors including genetics which influence the health of clients.
  2. explain the common mechanisms of chronic disease progression in the human body.
  3. incorporate theory and research utilizing data from multiple evidence based sources.
  4. utilize theories and concepts from the sciences to build an understanding of the manifestations of chronic pathophysiological conditions.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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