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Background Knowledge Expected
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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
If your passion happens to be nursing, Pathophysiology is one of the many building blocks to the vast knowledge base student nurses develop throughout nursing school. Knowing how the body works down to the many cells and chemical mediators introduces the knowledge of medications and diseases.
I learned so much about the human body when it comes to the mechanics needed to keep it healthy and how it reacts when it is not so healthy. Students Learn about each body system and are introduced to how that system contributes to over all health. It goes more in depth than just anatomy. It's not just about naming parts of the organ, but being able to identify how it works and then when it doesn't work properly, being able to identify what it does to the body and how the body tries to fix it. In the medical field, this knowledge is essential to be able to properly understand and successfully treat your patients.
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Advice for students:
ASK. FOR. HELP. If you ever go to Baker University's Nursing school, Tammy Heine, as well as all of the teachers in this program are fantastic in offering extra help and study tips. Any other advice I would give is figure out how you best study and stick to it if it works for you. You are going to encounter students who study for many hours every day, making you feel lazy as well as students who barely study at all and still seem to ace everything, making you feel dumb. Don't pay attention to what other students do. Just focus on you.