Course description

This course provides a theoretical basis for the body systems and clinical components that follow in the Critical Care Nursing Program. Topics covered will include: hormones, endocrinology, blood components and immunology. Normal physiology and common pathophysiological conditions will be reviewed. NOTE: Physiological Concepts of Critical Care Nursing I and II have replaced Foundations of Critical Care NURS8400. Students who have taken the Foundations of Critical Care course are therefore exempt from taking Physiological Concepts of Critical Care Nursing I and II.

Course details

Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery