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Fall 2020 delivery information

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Pathophysiology

This hybrid course will study the pathogenesis of disease in the human body. The underlying concepts of homeostasis, cellular changes, inflammation, infection and abnormal responses will be examined. The basic concepts of fluid and electrolytes and acid- base balance will be analyzed and how imbalances can promote disorder in the body. Common diagnostic tests will be examined and how they are utilized in the process of diagnosing disease and prognostic outcomes. Using a systems approach specific diseases and disorders will be discussed to apply learned concepts and their effect on the structure and functioning of the human body. Basic treatment modalities will be reviewed as a foundation of learning which will be expanded upon in practicum.