hcs510 | Graduate

Advanced Pathophysiology

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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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 14 weeks

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

    • Compare and contrast the characteristics and pathophysiology of select respiratory symptoms with similar symptoms caused by other organ systems or pathophysiological processes.
    • Analyze the physiology and pathophysiology of select respiratory diseases.
    • 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.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select cardiovascular diseases.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select renal diseases

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select endocrine diseases

    Gynecological and Genitourinary System

    • 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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select gynecological and genitourinary diseases.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select gastrointestinal diseases.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select autoimmune and musculoskeletal diseases.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select neurologic diseases.

    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.

    Pathophysiology & the Health History

    • Understand how the health history helps explain symptoms from a pathophysiologic perspective.
    • Understand how to use OPQRST and OLDCART tools to gather physical information and history.

    Concepts of Pathophysiology

    • Explain foundational concepts of pathophysiology including molecular genetics, cellular function, and immune response.

    Infectious Disease

    • Analyze normal physiologic responses to 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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select infectious diseases.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select integumentary diseases.

    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 the physiology and pathophysiology of select hematologic diseases.
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