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This course provides students with an understanding of pathophysiology that will support clinical decision making about diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. The course comprises two parts. In the first part, the etiologic mechanisms of diseases, such as cellular injury, inflammation,, healing, genetics, oncogenesis are discussed. In the second part, students apply the etiologic mechanisms to each body system by examining common diseases states. Each week clinical scenarios depicting cases that students are likely to encounter in their clinical placements and practice are discussed in class. 4 didactic credits

Prerequisite:  Course in undergraduate pathophysiology or permission of instructor.

Cross List: NRSG 805.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR