5 credits (5 didactic hours)
Presented: In Person
Available: Fall 2016 August 31 - December 13
A study of those physiological and pathophysiological processes that are a basis for advanced nursing practice. The focus is on regulatory mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and the clinical problems that arise in the pathophysiological state. Content is based on theories from physiologic and immunologic research. This course is offered with varying credit and consists of (Unit I) cell physiology and immunology; (Unit II) neurophysiology and endocrinology; (Unit III) cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; and (Unit IV) renal and gastrointestinal physiology.
Instructor: Amy Karch
Required Texts: I let you make up your own mind about what book best fits your learning style and level
Porth's Pathophysiology (2014) (9th ed) Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Hall, J (2010) Guyton and Hall’s textbook of medical Physiology. (12th ed) Philadelphia: Saunders
Karch, Amy M. (2013) Focus on Nursing Pharmacology (6th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Suggested reference:Andrews, Margaret and Joyceen Boyle (2011), Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care. 6th ed Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadephia
Recommended:Hacker, D., & Sommers, N. (2011). A writer’s reference (7th ed.). New York, NY: Bedford St. Martin’s.Strunk, W., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style (4th ed.). New York, NY: Longman.
Price: $1400/credit hour For information on University of Rochester Tuition Benefits, visit the Tuition Benefits homepage.
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