Advanced Physiology/Patho I

Course Description

Nurse Anesthesia Physiology/Pathophysiology I is a comprehensive examination of cellular, membrane, neurological, gastrointestinal and endocrine physiology with particular emphasis on how these topics relate to anesthesia management. Graduate nurse anesthesia students will also explore the common disorders and pathophysiology of each system.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the physiological concepts and bioelectric phenomena underlying cell excitability.
  • Evaluate the physiological mechanisms underlying normal function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  • Examine physiologic concepts as they relate to pathophysiology processes occurring in related disease processes.
  • Develop technical terminology to utilize when describing physiological phenomena pertinent to cell excitability, circulation and respiration.


Students are expected to attend all class sessions, actively participate in class activities and discussions, complete examinations as scheduled, and to turn in all assignments on time. Students are also expected to read all assigned material to the class session in which the material is presented and be prepared to contribute to discussion and dialogue.


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