Metropolitan State University

NURS 285 : Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: NURS 275 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse


NURS 272 Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course introduces a holistic perspective of pathophysiological processes and the disruption in normal body function. Emphasis will be on objective and subjective manifestations of common chronic health problems resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptation to provide a foundation for nursing care. This course complements selected topics addressed in Chronicity and End of Life to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/10/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Utilize theories and concepts from the sciences to build an understanding of the manifestations of chronic pathophysiological conditions.
  2. Incorporate theory and research utilizing data from multiple evidence based sources.
  3. Explain the common mechanisms of chronic disease progression in the human body.
  4. Determine protective and predictive factors including genetics which influence the health of clients.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Corequisite: NURS 208 AND NURS 282.