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Kristen H Archbold
NURS 540
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems

Guided survey of the experimental literature of major topics in physiological nursing, including cardiopulmonary, biology of aging, neuromuscular, cancer, and endocrine. Conducted as a seminar with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. Implications for future research and healthcare emphasized.

Class description

Presentation and discussion of biological and biochemical theories of aging. This will include examination of various animal models, analysis of research basis, and the relevance of research findings to maintenance of health. Critical analysis of major physiological and pathological changes that occur with aging in various systems. The implications for nursing care in relation to these age-related changes will be examined.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Didadtic instruction, seminar discussions.

Recommended preparation

Required course for students in Adult/Older Adult pathway, open to other graduate students.

Class assignments and grading

Text reading prior to seminar, presentation of seminar topic, written paper and cumulative exam

Seminar participation and presentation, paper, cumulative exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kristen H Archbold
Date: 09/17/2003