Holistic Pathophysiology - NAT 302

Holistic Pathophysiology
Integrative Health
Course Number
NAT 302

This course focuses on pathophysiology and holistic protocols for clients experiencing acute and chronic problems. This course trains students to be able to  understand and explain the basic principles of pathophysiology as well as the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances.


Learning Outcomes

Understand and explain the underlying principles of pathophysiology.
Recognize and employ pathophysiological terms to describe disease characteristics.
Understand the basic cell changes associated with disease processes.
Evaluate when to refer clients to their primary care provider for diagnosis.
Demonstrate an understanding of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) principles and create holistic protocols that address the client's wellness goals overall.
Compare and contrast allopathic and holistic protocols.
Utilize the principles of CAM and holistic therapies to enhance their holistic protocol skills in clinical practice, healthcare education programs, or retail environments.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack)—including standard shipping within the United States—is $248. This includes:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2018). NAT 302: Holistic Pathophysiology (18th Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. - $110 
    (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional $89)
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $248 Course Pack + $167.65 Textbooks = $1390.65

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Optional Recommended Reading & Study Kits

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Last updated 7/21/18

Additional Prerequisites

None – Prior or concurrent anatomy & physiology training is recommended

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