To examine the concepts of pathophysiology which guide the practice of advanced nursing practice. To study pathophysiolocial changes in individuals in a primary health care setting by taking into account their age, acuity, chronicity, and evolution of the conditions.
This course will examine concepts of pathophysiology which guide the diagnosis and treatment of disease within the context of an advanced practice nursing role. Material in this course builds on the previous knowledge of physiology and introductory pathophysiology.
The focus of this course is on common disorders pertaining to both adults and children in primary care settings. In addition the influence of environmental, genetic and geographic factors on the development of disease will be presented. Viewing the impact of a disease or disorder within the context of the person’s life will be considered through case presentation.