This course broadens the study of pathophysiology to encompass acute disorders. Students build on existing knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology by examining altered functions for selected body systems. Pertinent microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, pharmacology, diagnostic content and nursing interventions are integrated to reflect the interrelated and holistic nature of the body’s responses to illness and healing for clients in acute care. Students use a process of critical inquiry to support evidence-informed practice as they engage with course material.
Course code: NURS 2162
Length: 30.0 hours
PrerequisitesNURS 1260, NURS 1261, NURS 1262, NURS 1263, NURS 1264, NURS 1370
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.