N 392V N 392V. Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology. 3 Hours.
Pathophysiology unique to the growth and development of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. Embryology, genetics, adaptation to extrauterine life, congenital anomalies, immunology, and the physiology and pathophysiology of puberty. Pathophysiology is studied from a developmental perspective, to encourage students' in-depth understanding of functional and dysfunctional integration of organ systems in the developing human; the goal is to give students a foundation for assessing and intervening with a variety of childhood health conditions based on pathophysiological changes. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.