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Advanced Pathophysiology




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Course level: NUR Graduate

This course provides students with advanced anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of systems in relation to an individual's health across the lifespan. Focus is on physiological and biological manifestations and adaptive and maladaptive changes. The foundational knowledge gained in this course guides the management of primary care issues of the family and individual. This course is only available for enrollment to residents of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

What you'll learn

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Course Outcomes

  • Conduct a patient visit through interviewing, gathering data, and performing an appropriate physical assessment with explanation.
  • Compare and contrast components of assessment strategies across the lifespan.
  • Associate preventative strategies with vital statistics of disease and patient variables.
  • Utilize subjective and objective data collection techniques to develop a combination of working and potential differential diagnoses.
  • Analyze current and emerging evidence-based prevention and treatment for various diseases and disorders.
  • Explain emerging controversies, natural alternatives, and biopsychosocial issues that may affect the diagnosis and treatment plan for various diseases and disorders.
  • Develop an age-appropriate evidence-based treatment plan.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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