NURS 322. Alterations in Physiological Functioning II. 2 Hours.

In this second sequential course, an understanding of pathophysiological changes that occur within the internal environment of the individual in the presence of dysfunction or disease of selected systems are provided as a rationale for nursing diagnoses and therapeutic interventions. The most common alterations in selected body systems are presented, with relevant risk factors and epidemiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms, and clinical manifestations. System variations across the life span are discussed. Prerequisite: NURS 321. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 325 or consent of instructor. LEC.