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Basics of Pathophysiology I

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Pathophysiology, the study of disease function and processes, enables medical professionals to understand diagnosis, treatment, and management options to achieve a best-case scenario for their patients. Recognizing disease and disorder manifestations will assist nurses and nurse practitioners with early diagnosis to improve patient outcomes. This course provides a brief overview of pathophysiology principles, including a cellular biology review, before delving in-depth into the pathophysiology of disorders affecting the cardiovascular, circulatory, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, urinary, renal, and musculoskeletal systems, in addition to fluid, electrolyte, and acid/base imbalance disorders.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Cellular Biology Review
    1. Cellular Function
    2. Genes and Genetic Disorders
  3. Pathology And Physiology Medicine
  4. Circulatory Disease
    1. Coagulation Disorders
    2. Vascular Disorders
  5. Cardiovascular Disease
    1. Congenital Heart Disease
    2. Valvular Disorders
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    4. Congestive Heart Failure
  6. Pulmonary Disease
    1. Respiratory Diseases
    2. Bronchial Disorders and Diseases
    3. Restrictive Pulmonary Diseases
  7. Gastrointestinal Disease
    1. Hepatic Disorders
    2. Gallbladder Disorders
    3. Gastric Disorders
    4. Intestinal Disorders
  8. Reproductive System Disease
    1. Male Reproductive System Disorders
    2. Female Reproductive System Disorders
    3. Pregnancy and Prenatal Disorders
  9. Urinary And Renal System Disease
    1. Infections
    2. Cysts and Tumors
    3. Renal Failure
  10. Musculoskeletal Disease
    1. Arthritis
    2. Fractures
    3. Atrophy and Dystrophy
    4. Abnormal Bone Formations
  11. Fluid, Electrolyte And Acid/Base Imbalance Disorders
    1. Fluid Imbalance
    2. Electrolyte Imbalance
    3. Acid-Base Imbalance
  12. Summary


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