Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics 1

The focus of this introductory course is the study of the pathophysiology of selected prevalent health conditions that affect diverse populations across the life span. This course will examine the risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic testing, clinical management and potential complications of selected health conditions. It will include a focus on pharmacotherapeutics, that is, the pharmacological management of selected health conditions. The class will also include a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. This first of two courses on pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics will introduce concepts essential to the understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases, including a focus on fluids and electrolytes, the inflammatory process, and basic concepts of pharmacotherapeutics.

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Jennifer Innis