Courses Catalogue

Pathophysiology 1

COURSE CODE: PHY 3104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline


Introduction                                                                                                                           10hrs

  •  Process of inflammation, healing and repair
  • Tumours involving parts of the body.

Aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and complications of:                            20 hrs

  •  Infections and communicable diseases
  • Common genetic, haematologic, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic and musculoskeletal system disorders
  • Pathology of water and electrolyte imbalances
  •   Skin and its appendages disorders
  •  Role of a nurse in carrying out the investigative procedures used in the management of various pathological disorders.

Common immunodeficiency disorders                                                                              15 hrs   

  •   Auto-immune diseases and mechanism of rejection/failure to take up  transplantation of organ/tissue by the recipient’s body. 

Mode of delivery (teaching methods)

  •    Modified lecture
  •  Group discussion and presentation
  •  Demonstration in the clinical laboratory