NURS 316 01 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology II (Rose/Ockenga Fall 2017)

Prerequisite: NURS 315 or permission of instructor; Corequisite: NURS 322. This course builds upon the concepts of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I and continues the examination of normal physiology and the pathophysiologic responses that accompany commonly occurring acute and chronic illnesses. Discussion includes physiologic responses that begin at the cellular level and progress to individual and related organ systems. Pathophysiologic alterations to disease management and prevention to promote quality patient-centered care are included. The nursing application of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of drugs related to health promotion and treatment of disease processes is emphasized. Withdrawal from NURS 316 requires withdrawal from NURS 322.