NAT 503

Integrative Pathophysiology Online


This graduate-level course is a comprehensive exploration of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and integrative treatment of disease. Organized by body system, the anatomy and normal physiology of each system are studied, followed by the disease processes and abnormalities that can occur within the system. Supportive integrative health protocols are reviewed as well as the impact of behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease processes. This course reviews genetics research and a comparative review of allopathic and holistic support modalities for common conditions. This course also guides practitioners on when a client should be referred to their licensed healthcare provider.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use principles of pathophysiology to evaluate human disease.

  • Evaluate the risk factors for common human diseases to determine if they are modifiable.

  • Assess symptoms of acute and chronic illness and local and systemic conditions.

  • Summarize concepts related to pathophysiologic processes that result in the development of disease.

  • Discuss types of diseases and conditions, clinical manifestations, and related prognosis.

  • Develop wellness support protocols for application in clinical practice, health care education programs, or retail environments.

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Required Course Pack: 

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 12/7/22

None – Prior or concurrent anatomy & physiology training is recommended

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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