ANES 634

Advanced Lifespan Physiology and Pathophysiology for Anesthesia I

3 Graduate credits
Effective December 14, 2020 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

The course focus is an in-depth exploration of specific human normal and abnormal physiology for application in nurse anesthesia practice across the lifespan. Students examine advanced physiologic concepts and the complex relationships with clinical correlation across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows the fundamental physiology and pathophysiology of cell physiology, the nervous system, pulmonary, and the cardiovascular system well enough to apply these principles to nurse anesthesia practice

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission into the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia DNP Program.

Learning outcomes


  • Assess human body systems' effects on homeostasis and allostasis;
  • Analyze failure of normal physiologic functions for clinical correlation across the lifespan;
  • Differentiate systems' pathophysiologic states in relationship to etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, management, and clinical data.