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- Available Lessons: 294
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryWe can help you get a passing score and earn college credit on the UExcel Pathophysiology exam with this fun study guide course. Our flexible, mobile-friendly learning tools cover all the topics you'll find on the exam and help build your confidence ahead of test day.
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About This Course
For significantly less time and money than it takes to complete a semester-long course, you can watch our engaging video lessons and prepare to earn three college credits thorough the UExcel Pathophysiology exam. Our test prep course covers the pathophysiology of neoplasia, cardiovascular defects, reproductive system disorders and everything else you might cover in a traditional course on this subject.
Syllabus & Course Information
Lessons in this test prep course are designed to help you meet the following learning objectives, which are closely aligned with content found on the UExcel Pathophysiology exam:
- Learn about the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane, multicellular organisms, cellular adaptation and decreases in number and size of cells.
- Find out the various causes of cellular injury and how a cell recognizes that it is injured.
- Study cell and tissue swelling, irreversible injuries, storage diseases, immunization and vaccination.
- Learn about the definition and causes of inflammation, acute and chronic inflammation, inflammation's impact on the entire body and anaphylactic shock.
- Study confounding factors of inflammation and various treatment options.
- Find out about autoimmune diseases and the four types of hypersensitivity.
- Study neoplasia and the types of growth it can cause. Learn about what causes cancer, cancer syndromes and genetic risk factors.
- Find out about benign and malignant growths, the spread of cancer and cancer's progression.
- Study tumor markers, cancer treatment strategies and thyroid cancer.
- Study the structure and function of human skin, physical causes of skin inflammation and inflammatory disorders.
- Learn about skin allergies and cancers and methods to protect the skin from cancer.
- Learn about the nervous system's functions, neuron structure and pain types.
- Find out about head injuries, epidural hematoma, spinal cord trauma, epilepsy and vascular abnormalities.
- Study disorders like polio, Reye's syndrome, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Examine tumors, sudden paralysis, autism and Down syndrome.
- Study the blood flow and parts of the heart, the cardiac cycle and electrocardiograms.
- Examine heart conditions and diseases and various disorders, including genetic, valvular and inflammatory.
- Learn about heart failure causes, types of shock, primary and secondary causes of blood pressure and pericardial effusion.
- Study peripheral arterial and venous disease symptoms.
- Study the airway and lungs, pleural cavities and how carbon dioxide is transported in the blood.
- Find out about respiratory acidosis and alkalosis, COPD, how the lungs affect the heart and respiratory failure conditions.
- Examine tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, bacterial pneumonia, lung cancer and pulmonary embolisms.
- Study the structure of the kidney and the nephron, the function of the renal tubule and the roles that sodium, chloride and potassium play in human bodies.
- Learn about alkalosis, acidosis, acute and chronic renal failure, kidney disease and Nephrotic syndrome.
- Find out about kidney stones, renal cancer, bladder cancer and polycystic kidney disease.
- Examine the functions of the stomach, small intestine, gall bladder and pancreas.
- Study motility disorders, malabsorption, peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowels and jaundice.
- Find out what causes liver disease, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and colorectal cancer.
- Study the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.
- Learn about the function of the pancreas and the types of diabetes.
- Examine insulin production and insulin's role in diabetes.
- Study the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, pituitary adenoma, Grave's disease and hypoparathyroidism.
- Learn about red and white blood cell functions, platelets, Rh factor and the various types and causes of anemia.
- Learn about bleeding disorders, blood coagulation and how wounds heal.
- Find out what happens when the body has too many white or red blood cells and examine diseases like leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Study transfusion reactions, causes of immune deficiencies and blood types.
- Learn about the functions of bone tissues and joints, myopathy, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Study causes of gout, psoriasis, osteoporosis and rickets.
- Learn about bone fractures, osteosarcoma, bone disease and parts of the body affected by Marfan syndrome.
- Get an overview of the female and male reproductive systems and the parts of the uterus and uterine wall.
- Study uterine diseases like endometriosis, cysts and cancer, along with breast cancer causes and treatments.
- Learn about causes of infertility in men and women. Examine prostate cancer, amenorrhea and hypogonadism.
- Study the normal range of values for electrolytes in the blood.
- Learn about normal glucose levels and how those levels could increase or decrease.
- Examine liver and kidney values, red blood cell values, urine pH, pancreatic lipase, cardiac markers and brain stem function tests.
To ensure you have a firm foundation in basic biology concepts, you might consider viewing our introductory biology, genetics, anatomy or microbiology lessons before taking on this pathophysiology course.
Instruction for this course is delivered through 273 animated video lessons divided into 20 chapters. You can work through them at your own pace and ask questions of our subject-matter experts whenever you feel the need. There are also transcripts and self-assessment quizzes accompanying each lesson. This latter resource allows you to track your progress and affirm your understanding of the main ideas and key terminology covered by our instructors.
UExcel Pathophysiology Exam Information
Passing the UExcel Pathophysiology exam will earn you the same number of credits you would receive for completing a traditional, 1-semester course. This type of pathophysiology class is typically used to meet general education or elective requirements for your major. You might also use it to earn a degree related to the biological sciences.
- Number of Questions: Approximately 120
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $95
UExcel Pathophysiology Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Study.com Chapters|
|Cell Biology/Mechanisms of Cell Injury/Neoplasia||10%||12 questions||27 lessons|
|Host Defense/Hematology||16%||19 questions||44 lessons|
|The Cardiovascular System||15%||18 questions||26 lessons|
|The Respiratory System||11%||13 questions||17 lessons|
|The Renal System/Fluids and Electrolytes/Acid-Base||12%||14 questions||20 lessons|
|Neurology and the Musculoskeletal System||10%||12 questions||44 lessons|
|The Gastrointestinal System/Nutrition/The Endocrine System/The Reproductive System||16%||19 questions||70 lessons|
|Clinical Applications Related to Various Systems||10%||12 questions||25 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
You can use this course to prepare for the UExcel Pathophysiology exam and earn three hours of college credit in as little as three weeks. This affordable and flexible learning option also allows you to create a study schedule and sit for the exam whenever you're ready, which means you don't have to wait for the start of a new semester to begin working your way towards a degree.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Pathophysiology Exam
This course provides you with roughly 27 hours of instruction. Depending on how much study time you want to put in, you can finish it in anywhere from three weeks to around two months. Check out the table below to see how you might go about working this course into your schedule. You can also use it to ensure you call the testing center in enough time to get the exam date and location you want.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||3 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||4 ½ weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||9 weeks|
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