Alexa Doig
  • Clinical Nurse Researcher, Huntsman Cancer Hospital
  • Chair, Division of Acute and Chronic Care, College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Nursing

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • NURS 7980-025
    Faculty Consultation

Teaching Philosophy

Applying the fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology is essential for nursing practice. My goal is not only to effectively teach these principles, but also to show students how to apply their knowledge to clinical situations, and help them discover general approaches to learning and applying new concepts. I also believe that all students should have the oppotunity to have engaged learning experiences where they can interact with faculty and community members outside of the classroom setting, explore new ideas and ways of thinking, and apply newly learned knowledge to solving real life problems.  University of Utah and College of Nursing programs such as the Undergraduate Research Scholars, Pre-Nursing LEAP and the Nursing Track in the Honors College help students establish mentoring relationships with faculty and explore educational experiences that will shape their future. 

Courses I Teach

  • NURS 7053 - Advanced Pathophysiology I for DNP Students
    This is the first of two foundational courses for DNP students emphasizing pathophysicologic changes at the molecular, cellular and systemic levels. The content focuses on alterations in cell function and systemic manifestations by using selected contemporary, prevalent diseases of the core organ systems. Etiologic mechanisms associated with cell deregulation and specific/nonspecific responses that combine to restore normal cell-tissue-organ function will also be presented.
  • NURS 7054 - Advanced Pathophysiology II for DNP Students
    This is the second of two foundational courses for DNP students emphasizing pathophysiologic changes at the molecular, cellular and systemic levels. The content focuses on alterations in cell function and systemic manifestations by using selected contemporary, prevalent diseases of the core organ systems. Etiologic mechanisms associated with cell dysregulation and specific/nonspecific responses that combine to restore normal cell-tissue-organ function will also be presented.