House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus RNSG-1311-01 - Nursing Pathophysiology
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
RNSG-1311-01 - Nursing Pathophysiology
|Instructor||Longlet, Nancy Joann|
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|Course Description||Basic principles of pathophysiology emphasizing nursing application. Topics include principles of homeostasis related to body systems. Factors that contribute to altered physiological functioning of each body system and interrelationships among selected pathophysiological processes are explored. The implications for nursing practice of common physiological alterations and pathophysiological processes throughout the lifespan are examined.|
|Course Prerequisites||Successful completion of Bio 2401 & 2402 (Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2) with a minimum grade of a "C".|
|Required Textbooks||Huether, S.E. & McCance, K.L. (2008) Understanding Pathophysiology (4th ed) St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc. ISBN 978-0-323-04990-0|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Class will meet from 8am until 9:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Attendance may be taken at the beginning of each class. Students with excessive absences and/or tardiness may be dropped from the class. Missing a terminology quiz will result in a grade of "0" for that quiz.|
|Course Grading Scale||A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 75-79, D = 60-74, F = 59 and below|
|Determination of Final Grade||
There will be 6 terminology quizzes. The terminology quiz grades will be averaged together and this average will count as one exam grade. There will be 6 exams during the semester.
The course grade will be calculated by adding the 6 exam grades, and the terminology quiz average, and dividing the total by 7.
***A final course grade of 75% or greater is required to pass this course.***
|Final Exam Date||December 8, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
Summary of Exam Availability
Exam # Begins Ends
1 8am Sat 9/10 11:55pm Mon 9/12
2 8am Sat 10/1 11:55pm Mon 10/3
3 8am Sat 10/22 11:55pm Mon 10/24
4 8am Sat 11/5 11:55pm Mon 11/7
5 8am Thurs 11/17 11:55pm Sun 11/20
Final 8am Thurs 12/8 11:55pm Sat 12/10
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Preview of Coming Attractions
An outline of the lecture dates, topics to be covered, quiz & exam dates is given below. Please note that this outline is subject to change throughout the semester as the need arises, i.e., we may spend more or less time of a particular topic as need dictates. You will be given advanced notice if the dates for any of the exams are changed. Being in class to learn of these changes in the schedule is YOUR responsibility.
With the exception of Exam #5 & the Final, exams will be available between 8:00am Saturday until 11:55 pm on Monday on the dates scheduled.
Day Date Feature Presentation
T 8/23 Introduction, procedures, Chapter 7
R 8/25 Ch 7 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies
T 8/30 Ch 7 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies
R 9/21 Ch 9, 10, & 11 Cancer
T 9/6 Ch 9, 10, & 11 Cancer, & Terminology Quiz List #1
R 9/8 Ch 9, 10, & 11 Cancer
Sat-M 9/10-9/12 Exam 1 Available over Ch 7, 9, 10, & 11
T 9/13 Ch 15, 16 Alterations of the Nervous System
R 9/15 Ch 15, 16 Alterations of the Nervous System
T 9/20 Ch 15, 16 Alterations of the Nervous System
R 9/22 Ch 18 Alterations of the Endocrine System
T 9/27 Ch 18 Alterations of the Endocrine System, & Terminology Quiz List#2
R 9/29 Ch 18 Alterations of the Endocrine System
Sat-M 10/1-10/3 Exam 2 Available over Ch 15, 16, 18
T 10/4 Ch 20 & 21 Alterations of Hematologic Function
R 10/6 Ch 20 & 21 Alterations of Hematologic Function
T 10/11 Ch 20 & 21 Alterations of Hematologic Function
R 10/13 Ch 23 & 24 Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
T 10/18 Ch 23 & 24 Alterations of CV Function, & Terminology Quiz List#3
R 10/20 Ch 23 & 24 Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
Sat-M 10/22-10/24 Exam 3 Available over Ch 20, 21, 23, & 24
T 10/25 Ch 26 & 27 Alterations of Pulmonary Function
R 10/27 Ch 26 & 27 Alterations of Pulmonary Function
T 11/1 Ch 29 Alterations in Renal Function
R 11/3 Ch 29 Alterations in Renal Function, & Terminology Quiz List#4
Sat-M 11/5-11/7 Exam 4 Available over Ch 26, 27, & 29
T 11/8 Ch 34 Alterations of Digestive Function
R 11/10 Ch 34 Alterations of Digestive Function
T 11/15 Ch 34 Alterations of Digestive Function, Terminology Quiz List #5
R-Sun 11/17-11/20 Exam 5 Available over Ch 34 ***Note- Exam is NOT on Sun & Mon***
T 11/22 Ch 37 & 38 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
R 11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday (Dallas Cowboys vs Miami Dolphins @ 3:15)
T 11/29 Ch 37 & 38 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
R 12/1 Ch 37 & 38 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
T 12/6 Ch 37 & 38, Terminology Quiz #6
R-Sat 12/8-12/10 Final Exam available from 8am Thursday, 12/8 until 11:55pm
This tentative outline is being provided so that you will be able to read material prior to coming to lecture. Reading the material and looking up any words you don’t know BEFORE the lecture will be immensely beneficial in your learning process.
Terminology Quizzes will be short and given during the last 10 min of class. There are no make ups for Terminology Quizzes! If you miss class on the date of a terminology quiz, you will receive a grade of “0” (zero) for that quiz. The terminology quizzes will be matching—10 words with about 20 definitions to choose from. The average of your terminology quizzes will count as one exam grade when figuring your course average.
Unless announced otherwise, All Exams will be given online. Exams will consist of multiple choice and multiple answer questions. Some of terms from the terminology list, can (and probably will be) included on the exams.
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||2. Uses a systematic problem-solving process to provide individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs in various health care settings.|
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of alterations occurring in hypersensitivities, infections, immune system disorders, and cancer. (2)
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of CNS disorders, degenerative disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, NMJ disorders, CNS malformations, and endocrine disorders. (2)
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of blood cell disorders, vascular diseases, hypertension, disorders of the heart wall & valves, dysrhythmias, heart failure, and shock. (2)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of pulmonary diseases, pulmonary infections, pulmonary vascular disease, urinary tract obstructions & infections, renal disorders, and renal failure. (2)
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of GI dysfunction, disorders of GI motility, malabsorption, inflammatory disorders, nutritional disorders, and disorders of the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas. (2)
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of metabolic & infectious bone disorders, arthritis, muscular dysfunctions, fibromyalgia, metabolic & inflammatory muscle diseases, toxic myopathies, and musculoskeletal trauma. (2)
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
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