College Credit - Fall Courses

N613 Advanced Pathophysiology

The focus of this course is on the interrelation of human systems and the effect that illness in one body system has on the functions of the whole person. Concepts related to clinical physiology and research literature related to pathophysiology of various body systems are examined. Pertinent literature related to nursing interventions associated with improved physiological status is analyzed.
This course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. 3 credits

N614 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

This course is designed to meet the needs of the advanced practice nurse prescriber in the primary and acute care setting, building upon previous and/or concurrent acquired knowledge from nursing, pathophysiology and other sciences. The development of clinical decision-making skills essential to safe and effective pharmacologic intervention is the focal point of the course.
This course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits

N652 Military & Veterans Healthcare

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the experiences, beliefs and health practices within the military culture. Health care concerns related to deployment, re-integration, family and veterans services will be discussed. Strategies to improve the health of military members and veterans in civil society will be presented.
This course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits

N685 Living with Chronic and Terminal Illness

This course will explore the physical, psychological, social, ethical, spiritual and existential issues raised by the prospect of long-term, disabling, life- shortening conditions and illnesses as well as death and bereavement. It will prepare the participants with the necessary understanding and skills to develop supportive advanced practice nursing care for pediatric, adult and geriatric populations across settings.
This course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits

N707 Biomedical Informatics

This course offers an overview of the field of biomedical informatics. Concepts from computer and information science are combined with current issues in research, clinical practice, and the use of information systems/technology in health systems and patient care. The course will provide a broad overview of bioinformatics, standards and the use of technology for electronic health records, decision support systems, security including confidentiality, information retrieval, and public health informatics for patient care and consumer health informatics.
This course is offered on Tuesday mornings from 9:00am – 12 noon. This course requires permission by instructor Jean.Boucher@umassmed.edu. 3 credits

N719 Genetics, Genomics and Pharmacogenomics

This course provides an introduction to fundamentals of genetics, and genomics, including pharmacogenomics. Basic concepts and principles of genetics and genomics will be covered in these lectures, including course assignments involving quizzes and case studies. This course will also discuss integration of the basic concepts to enhance understanding, knowledge, application and utilization of these principles in clinical settings for education and practice. Perspectives on ethical, legal and socioeconomic issues for advanced practice nurses will also be addressed. Implications regarding personalized medicine and direct-to-consumer testing in regard to patient care and practice will be discussed.
This course is offered ONLINE with three synch sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. 3 credits

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