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Online Nursing Courses - RNSG 321 - RN to BSN Online Completion Degree

Online Nursing Course - Pathophysiology - RNSG 321

4 Units

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Course Description:

Students will focus on the etiologic, symptomatologic and pathologic characteristics of human diseases; health promotion, disease prevention, and the progression of disease and treatment are explored. Genetic, ethnic and cultural variables and their effects on human diseases are analyzed. Content is intended to promote critical thinking in nursing practice.

Course Objectives:
  • Explain the pathologic effects of selected disease processes, at both levels: cellular and systemic.
  • Compare and contrast internal/external environmental risk factors on development and progression of specific diseases.
  • Critique the influence of genetic, ethnic, and cultural factors in health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment.
  • Analyze and explain diagnostic tests and their correlation to signs and symptoms.
  • Evaluate effects of compensatory mechanisms in response to major physiologic alterations.
  • Discuss major variables affecting the healing process in primary tissues and organ systems.
  • Apply critical thinking process to the use of pathophysiologic principles to nursing practice.
  • In addition to course objectives, there are specific learning objectives for each topic / module in the course.

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