New Guide format to provide students assistance in finding relevant pathology, physiology, and anatomy sources


Pathophysiology is the scientific study of functional changes that come from or cause disease or injury (Quinn, 2008). This guide features a collection of sources related to this field of study, including links to library databases and eBooks.

Pathophysiology Databases

The Chamberlain University Library offers databases that cover pathophysiology topics. See the instructions below to access these databases.


To find information on body systems in Anatomy.TV, follow the steps below:

1. Enter the database through the link above.

2. Select the body system of interest to see information about the anatomy and physiology related to that system.

Different body systems cards you can select in Anatomy.TV


To use this database, follow the steps below:

1. Enter the database through the link above.

2. Search for your disease or condition.

Search for chicken pox in DynaMed database

3. Click on the condition from the search results that best fits what you are interested in. This will bring up a whole document on the condition. One of the sections that you can choose will be Etiology and Pathogenesis, which will give you information about the pathophysiology.

Etiology and pathogenesis link in a condition overview in DynaMed

Access Medicine

There are flashcards in the Access Medicine database that can help you study pathophysiology concepts. Use the following steps to access these flashcards.

1. Enter the database through the link above.

2. Use the Study Tools menu, and select Flashcards.

Flashcard option in study tool drop down menu in the Access Medicine database

3. Select Pathophysiology of Disease Flashcards.

Pathophysiology of disease flashcards option in the Access Medicine database

4. Log in if you already have an account OR go to Create a Free MyAccess Profile to create an account.

5. Select the flashcard option from the choices provided that fits what you would like to study.


Quinn, J. M., V (2008). Pathophysiology. In Y. Zhang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of global health. Sage Publications.