District Syllabus
NUR3125
Pathophysiology: A Nursing Persective


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing and
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Catalog Description: Focuses on cellular alterations in organ systems as they relate to selected disease states that impact the health of people as holistic beings. Special emphasis is on critical thinking and decision making related to these alterations in homeostatic dynamics, their presentation, and implications for nursing practice.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Copstead, L., & Banasik, J.. Pathophysiology, 4th ed., Saunders, 2010. ISBN: 9781416055433
  • Copstead, L. C., & Banasik, J. L. Pathophysiology (with user's guide and access code), 4th ed., Saunders-Elsevier, 2010. ISBN: 9781437707229
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Computer access.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:

1. Integrate professional behavior.
2. Apply methods of research and scholarship.
3. Apply legal, ethical and cultural sensitivity practices.
4. Demonstrate methods of health maintenance and enhancement.
5. Apply organizational strategies.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Distinguish underlying physiologic regulatory mechanisms that 
effect homeodynamic balance.

2. Identify the role of certain etiologic factors that contribute to 
alteration in the holistic health status of clients.

3. Relate the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of specific 
disease processes across body systems that alter homeodynamic 
balance.

4. Relate the underlying pathophysiology to actual and potential 
human responses to illness.

5. Apply age-related factors affecting client response to illness.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.