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Practical Nursing Pathophysiology/Pharmacotherapeutics 2

Course Code PATH-222
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course continues to examine the concepts of disease processes affecting physiologic and psychosocial health. Students will examine selected disorders of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, musculoskeletal, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems. Students will be expected to review anatomy and physiology and medical terminology as it pertains to each related body system.  Selected hematopoietic disorders and basic concepts of neoplastic disease will be examined.  Common mental health disorders will also be discussed. This course also examines physiological and psychological changes during pregnancy, including common complications. Selected chronic pediatric disorders will be discussed.  Pharmacotherapy related to each disorder will be examined using the prototype approach to drug classification.