Sep 19, 2021  
2020-2021 South University Academic Catalog Version II 
2020-2021 South University Academic Catalog Version II

NSG5003 Advanced Pathophysiology

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
This course builds on and applies concepts from the humanities, behavioral sciences, biological sciences and nursing science in an examination of pathophysiologic principles and common pathological conditions. The topics of cellular biology, genes and gene-environment interactions, mechanisms of self-defense, cellular proliferation, and pathophysiologic alterations related to organs and body systems, are addressed. The focus is on pathological conditions encountered in clinical practice across the life span of patients, including but not limited to geriatric, adult, and pediatric considerations. Emphasis is placed on regulatory and compensatory mechanisms as they relate to commonly occurring diseases.  A minimum grade of B is required to pass this course. 4 credit hours