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NURS 408 Foundational Study in Pathophysiology

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 264, and CHE 101. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the study of structural and functional changes in single body systems foundational to the clinical management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The relationship of normal body function and physiologic changes seen in alterations of health will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms of disease and their clinical presentation as a basis for clinical management of patients.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.


3 credits


(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)


NURS 404, NURS 406