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NURS 508 Pathophysiological Processes for Nurse Practitioners

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
FullNURS 508 99AWeb-Oriented CourseA

******* IF course is FULL please contact School of Nursing Student Support Office (student.services@nursing.ubc.ca) ******* Seats in course are restricted to MN-NP Students only. All other students must contact academic.support@nursing.ubc.ca to obtain permission to register in the course.

The purpose of this course is to provide the students' with the theory and knowledge necessary to understand human physiological responses in health and illness. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the normal anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology and the adaptive responses underlying common acute and chronic conditions found in the Canadian population. In addition, the influence of age, gender, ethnic background and socioeconomic status will be reviewed for the selected illnesses. The course will involve classroom instruction, clinical case study discussions and take-home assignments. Lecture topics and case studies are chosen on the basis of common causes of mortality and morbidity for Canadians.