NURS 610

Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

3 Graduate credits
Effective August 16, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on advanced physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying human responses to disease or illness across the lifespan. Students will build on knowledge of advanced physiology. Competence Statement: Knows the principles of pathophysiological changes well enough to recognize the signs and symptoms of disease states.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply concepts of pathophysiology to illness related case studies.
  • Discuss clinically important cellular processes especially signal transduction, nerve transmission, blood clotting and inflammation.
  • Discuss normal physiologic mechanism for maintenance of homeostasis.
  • Predict the system specific signs and symptoms that result when the body is not able to maintain homeostasis.
  • Discuss clinically important cellular processes.