Pathophysiology for NPs & Advanced Practice Clinicians

An Advanced Pathophysiology Course for NPs & Advanced Practice Clinicians

Fitzgerald Faculty

Fitzgerald Faculty

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  • Run Time:
  • 27.77
  • Publisher:
  • Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Contact Hours:
  • 37.70
  • Rx Contact Hours:
  • 6.40
  • Edition:
  • 2
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Advantages of the FHEA approach include:
  • Presented by highly acclaimed clinician-educators Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald and Dr. Sally K. Miller, who currently maintain clinical practice and thus bring practical clinical insights to the course, in addition to their expertise in pathophysiology.
  • This program is updated as needed to reflect current practice.
  • Test questions are created using the Fitzgerald method and designed to help you grasp the material and discover areas that require further study.
Advanced Pathology Course Topics

Module 1. Cellular Pathophysiology

  1. Cell structure and function
  2. Mechanisms of cellular transport
  3. Membrane and action potentials

Module 2. Mechanisms of Cell Trauma

  1. Reversible injury
  2. Irreversible injury
  3. Hypoxia
  4. Physical trauma
  5. Infectious trauma
  6. Chemical trauma

Module 3. Cellular Response to Injury

  1. Adaptation
  2. Inflammation

Module 4. Pathophysiology of the Hematologic System

  1. Hematopoiesis
  2. Microcytic anemias
  3. Macrocytic anemias
  4. Hemoglobinopathies
  5. Selected Diseases
  6. Primary hemostasis
  7. Secondary hemostasis

Module 5. Pathophysiology of the Nervous System

  1. Synaptic transmission
  2. Neurotransmitter
  3. Post-synaptic processes
  4. Selected disorders

Module 6. Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular System

  1. Cardiac action potential
  2. Contractile tissue
  3. Non-contractile tissue
  4. Cardiac conduction
  5. Contractile fibers and the sarcomere
  6. Electromechanical coupling
  7. Cardiac muscle tasks
  8. Selected disorders
  9. Lipid synthesis and transport
  10. Selected dyslipidemias

Module 7. Pathophysiology of Endocrine Disease

  1. Types of hormones
  2. Hormone receptors
  3. Feedback mechanisms of secretion
  4. Maintenance of plasma glucose concentration
  5. Maintenance of thyroid hormone concentration
  6. Maintenance of adrenal cortex/medullary hormone concentration
  7. Selected disorders

Module 8. Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Disease

  1. Anatomy and physiology of airways
  2. Vascular and lymphatic anatomy
  3. Autonomic nervous system regulation
  4. Compliance and recoil
  5. Airflow and resistance
  6. Ventilation and perfusion
  7. Selected obstructive and restrictive diseases

Module 9. Pathophysiology of Renal Disease

  1. Anatomy and physiology of the nephron
  2. Regulation of blood pressure, calcium, and erythropoietin
  3. Regulation of renal function; tubuglomerular feedback
  4. Cortical and medullary flow
  5. Acute renal failure
  6. Chronic kidney disease
  7. Electrolyte imbalance
  8. Regulation of acid/base balance

Module 10. Pathophysiology of Digestive System Disease

  1. Anatomy and musculature of the gastrointestinal tract
  2. Neural control systems
  3. Chemical control systems
  4. Myogenic control systems
  5. Oropharyngeal/esophageal motility
  6. Gastric motility and control
  7. Gastric acid secretion
  8. Selected disease states

Module 11. Pathophysiology in Reproduction

  1. Factors influencing impaired female fertility
  2. Factors influencing impaired male infertility
  3. Pathophysiologic problems encountered in pregnancy: Recurrent pregnancy loss, pregnancy induced hypertension, placental disorders, others

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