The course is designed to build upon the content covered in NSG 303 and to expand the knowledge based on disease processes as they affect the systems of the body. Concept of cellular growth and proliferation, medical care and scientific nursing management of clients with specific acute and chronic ailments. Dynamics of fluid and electroluyte balance. Concept of metabolism: disturbances of ingestion, digestion and elimination, hepatic functioning, glucose metabolism and hormonal disturbances. Concept of oxygenation and hormonal disturbances of oxygen carrying mechanism, blood pumping mechanism and vessel disruptions. Concept of perception and co-ordination. Vascular and inflammatory disturbances. Nurses’ role in the operating theatre, intensive care unit, ward and clinic situation.


Level of Study: 300 Level