This pathophysiology course focuses on high acuity with medical-surgical health conditions requiring complex care. Students build on existing knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology by examining altered functions for selected body systems. Pertinent microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, pharmacology, diagnostic content and nursing interventions are integrated to reflect the interrelated and holistic nature of the body’s responses to illness and healing for clients in acute care. Students use a critical inquiry to support evidence-informed practice as they engage with course material.
Course code: NURS 3262
Length: 30.0 hours
PrerequisitesNURS 2160, NURS 2162, NURS 2265, NURS 2266, NURS 3160, NURS 3163, NURS 3164.
CorequisitesNURS 3263, NURS 3264, NURS 3266.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.