May 2023 Graduate Catalog 
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May 2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NSG 520 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

This course focuses on the basic understanding of pathophysiology related to human illness with an emphasis placed on cellular alterations in organ systems as they relate to selected disease states. Opportunities will be presented that provide for the use of critical thinking processes to analyze diverse client presentations of selected illness for symptomatology, pathophysiology, and health care implications. Students will be introduced to the role of pharmacotherapeutic agents in the treatment of illness and in the promotion of wellness in patients throughout the lifespan. These concepts provide the basis for the study of drug actions, indications, side effects, nursing implications, and patient education.  Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 60/0/0/60 Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.