Prerequisite: NURS 5905 or equivalent Physiology or Pathophysiology course within last 5 years.
This is a foundational course emphasizing pathophysiological changes at the cell-molecular receptor and systemic levels. The content focuses on alterations in cell function and systemic manifestations by using selected contemporary, prevalent disease states. Key emphasis will be on specific pathophysiology as alterations in ligand receptor interactions, cell signaling and transaction pathways. Etiologic mechanisms associated with cell deregulation and specific/nonspecific responses that combine to restore normal cell-tissue-organ function will also be presented.