Nu312 Pathophysiology 4 credits
This is a course to augment the knowledge and understanding of the human body. Students in this course examine health issues that are complex and encompass multiple systems. Pathophysiology is one of the most important bridging sciences between preclinical and clinical courses for students in the health sciences, and it requires in-depth study at an early stage in the curriculum. The course will demonstrate that the definitions or conceptual models of pathophysiology we carry in our minds influence what we do with our observations and what rationale we provide for our actions. Therefore, the clinician must understand that, although pathophysiology is a science, it also designates suffering in people; the clinician should never lose sight of this aspect of its definition. Prerequisite: Nu222 with a minimum grade of C+.