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Pathophysiology
PATHOPHYS
CLASS CODE: BIO 381 CREDITS:  3 - 4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An application of basic principles of physiology to pathological conditions. Designed for nurses and students of the allied health professions.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Introduction to general pathology; Fluid and electrolyte disorders; Gastrointestinal system disorders; Cardiovascular system disorders; Respiratory system disorders; Renal system disorders, Neurologic system disorders; Endocrine system and metabolic disorders; Reproductive system disorders.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: To give students in nursing and the allied health professions a solid background in the disorders affecting the various organ systems. Students will learn the etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and treatments for the conditions covered in class.
REQUIREMENTS: Grade is based on performance on 7 unit exams
PREREQUISITES: Bio 264 & 265 or Bio 461; Chem 101 or equivalent
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002