Pathopharmacology I

This course relates normal body functioning to foundational pathophysiologic and pharmacologic concepts. Major health problems across the life- span and cultural variations are discussed with an emphasis on the vital role the professional nurse plays in the clinical application of drug therapy. Client safety and the role of information technology are applied. Systems discussed include: Fluids & electrolytes; acid/base disorders; integumentary system; head, ears, eyes, nose, & throat (HEENT) system; reproductive system; genitourinary system, neurologic system; musculoskeletal system; and implications related to prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications as well as drug interactions will be examined. Pre-requisites: BIO 190/191 and BIO 198/199 with a grade of C or better; and admission to the BSN Program or permission of the Dean, School of Health Sciences.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

Prerequisites:

  • BIO 190 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 191 - Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
  • BIO 198 - Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 199 - Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

Last updated: 10/27/2020