Advanced Pathophysiology –

hcs510

(4 credits)

This course provides students with advanced anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of systems in relation to an individual's health across the lifespan. Focus is given to the physiological and biological manifestations and adaptive and maladaptive changes that occur. The knowledge gained in this course lays a foundation for the management of primary care issues of the family and its members.
This graduate-level course is 14 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Concepts of Pathophysiology in Individuals

  • Relate concepts of molecular genetics, cellular function, and immune response as the foundation of pathophysiology.

Infectious Disease

  • Analyze normal physiologic responses to invasion by infectious agents.
  • Associate classifications of infectious agents with pathological disease processes across the lifespan.
  • Associate presenting symptoms with infectious disease processes seen in primary care.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for infectious disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Integumentary System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the integumentary system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the integumentary system with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select integumentary symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for integumentary disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Hematological System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the hematologic system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the hematologic system with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select hematologic symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for hematologic disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Respiratory System and Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat (EENT)

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the respiratory system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the respiratory tract with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select respiratory symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for respiratory disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Cardiovascular System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the cardiovascular system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the cardiovascular system with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select cardiovascular symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for cardiovascular disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Renal System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the renal system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the renal systems with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select renal symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for renal disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Endocrine System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the endocrine system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the endocrine system with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select endocrine symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for endocrine disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Gynecological and Genitourinary Systems

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the gynecological and genitourinary systems.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the gynecological and genitourinary systems with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of diseases.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select gynecological and genitourinary symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for gynecological and genitourinary disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Gastrointestinal System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the gastrointestinal system with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select gastrointestinal symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for gastrointestinal disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Disorders of the Immune and Musculoskeletal Systems

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal systems.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the musculoskeletal systems with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select autoimmune and musculoskeletal symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for autoimmune and musculoskeletal disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Neurologic System

  • Analyze normal anatomical structures and physiological processes of the neurologic system.
  • Correlate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the neurologic system with pathophysiological signs and symptoms of disease.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select neurologic symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
  • Analyze select diagnostic and laboratory studies for neurologic disease from a physiological or pathophysiological perspective.

Pathophysiology of Behavioral Disorders and Psychological Illness

  • Correlate neuroanatomy and physiological mechanisms of behavioral disorders and psychological illness with pathophysiological signs and symptoms.
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis when a symptom related to behavioral or psychological illness is presented.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select behavioral and psychological symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.

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