PATH 203 - Pathophysiology

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N

Course Title:    Pathophysiology. Code:    PATH 203
Hours:    Lec – 3Hrs.    Lab –0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 3. Prerequisite:    NURS215
Level/Semester:  1st level - Fall.

Department offering the course: Nursing Department- Faculty of Health Sciences.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N
This course introduces the junior health care student to the pathophysiological changes incurred in various body systems. These systems comprise the respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine and neurological systems. Symptoms as pain, ischemia, inflammation, allergy and altered clotting will be emphasized.

C O U R S E   A I M
This course aims to identify health, disease, pathogenesis, fate of disease and disease complications. This course will also help students to recognize pathological changes of some important, commonly encountered diseases.   This course introduces the student to pathophysiological changes of diseases of cardiovascular system, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal and neurological systems.

T E A T C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S
1.    Illustrated lecture.
2.   Group discussion.
3.   Case presentation.
4.   Audio-visual and/or computer simulations.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S

-    Porth, C.,  Gaspard,  K.,  Noble,  K.  (2011). Essentials of  Pathophysiology. 3rded. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
-    Nair,  M.,  Ian  Peate,  I.  (2009).  Fundamentals  of  Applied  Pathophysiolog  :  An Essential Guide for Nursing Students. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell ; Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

-    Gould, B. E., & Dyer, R. M. (2011). Pathophysiology for the health professions .4th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Saunders/Elsevier.

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