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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 241 - Pathophysiology

Credit Hours: 3

An elective for students in the health related professions.  This course provides an understanding of the physiology of disease based on detailed knowledge or normal physiology.  Disorders include selected systems including cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, pulmonary, immune and renal will be discussed.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • define cellular adaptation and injury;
  • compare and contrast acidosis vs. alkalosis;
  • define the common immune disorders;
  • identify the properties of tumor growth and progression;
  • explain how pathophysiology can impact cardiac disease;
  • describe how pathophysiology can impact respiratory disease;
  • summarize the causes of the signs and symptoms in selected GI and Endocrine disorders;
  • identify the causes of the signs and symptoms of renal dysfunction;
  • list signs and symptoms of major neurovascular disorders; and
  • explain how pathophysiology can impact musculoskeletal disorders.

Prerequisites: BI 150, BI 152
F/S (C, N, S)