House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus RNSG-1311-01 (Nurs Pathophysiology)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
RNSG-1311-01 (Nurs Pathophysiology)
|Instructor||Longlet, Nancy Joann|
|Course ID #||10377|
|Course Title||Nurs Pathophysiology|
|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 & Bio 2402 (Anatomy & Physiology I&II) with a minimal 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|
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Characterize antigens, antibodies, immunocytes and immunity.
Compare the four types of hypersensitivity disorders.
Describe ways to develop immunity; passive, active, and innate immunities.
Describe the processes of metastasis.
Describe the types of gene mutations involved in cancer.
Describe the relationships between infection, inflammation, immunity, and cancer.
Describe the gene- environment interaction and the risk factors for cancer development.
Describe and understand the clinical manifestations of cancers.
Understand the various forms of cancer treatment.
Describe and understand the various types of brain and spinal cord trauma.
Describe degenerative disorders of the spine.
Describe the various forms of cerebrovascular disorders and their pathogenesis.
Describe the various types of infections and inflammation affecting the CNS.
Describe the various types of degenerative diseases affecting the CNS.
Describe the various types of tumors of the CNS.
Describe the various types of congenital, structural, and metabolic malformations of the CNS.
Understand the pathogenesis of diseases involving dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary system.
Understand the pathogenesis of diseases involving the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Understand the similarities and differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus in terms
of etiology, symptoms, treatments and complications.
Understand the pathogenesis of diseases related to adrenal dysfunction.
Understand the information provided by most standard/common laboratory blood tests.
Understand the classifications and clinical manifestations in the alterations of erythrocyte function.
Understand the classifications and clinical manifestations in the alterations of leukocyte function.
Understand the classifications and clinical manifestations in the alterations of lymphoid function.
Understand the classifications and clinical manifestations in the alterations of platelet function and
Understand the processes involved in diseases of the arteries and veins, and the diseases that are
associated with them.
Understand the disorders of the heart wall and their associated symptoms.
Understand the mechanisms involved in the development of shock.
Understand the classification of the various types of shock.
Understand the various types of congenital heart disease and their clinical manifestations.
Describe the clinical manifestations of alterations in the pulmonary system that occur throughout
Understand the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations that develop in the various types of
pulmonary disorders; restrictive, obstructive, and infectious.
Understand the etiology and pathogenesis of the various types of respiratory tract infections.
Understand the various forms of pulmonary vascular disease.
Understand the various forms of malignancies of the respiratory tract.
Understand the various types of Urinary tract obstruction and complications they can cause.
Understand the pathogenesis of the various types of urinary tract infections.
Understand the pathogenesis and distinguishing features of the various forms of glomerular disease.
Understand the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and complications of the various types of renal failure.
Understand the clinical manifestations that can accompany the various types of GI disorders.
Understand the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of GI disorders including motility, ulcers,
malabsorption syndrome, and disorders of the colon.
Understand the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and treatments of the various disorders of nutrition.
Understand the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and treatments of diseases involving the
various accessory organs of the GI system.
Understand the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of the various cancers of the GI system.
Understand the clinical manifestations & healing of the various types of musculoskeletal injuries,
including fractures, dislocations, subluxations, sprains, and strains.
Understand the pathogenesis of the various metabolic and infectious disorders of bone.
Understand the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations of the various disorders of the joints.
Understand the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of the various forms of skeletal muscle disorders.
Understand the pathogenesis of the various forms of musculoskeletal tumors.
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.
Day Date Feature Presentation
T 1/18 Introduction, procedures, Chapter 7
R 1/20 Ch 7 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies
T 1/25 Ch 7 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies
R 1/27 Ch 9, 10, & 11 Cancer
T 2/1 Ch 9, 10, & 11 Cancer, & Terminology Quiz List #1
R 2/3 Ch 9, 10, & 11 Cancer
Sat - Mon 2/5 - 2/7 Exam 1 Available over Ch 7, 9, 10, & 11
T 2/8 Ch 15, 16 Alterations of the Nervous System
R 2/10 Ch 15, 16 Alterations of the Nervous System
T 2/15 Ch 15, 16 Alterations of the Nervous System
R 2/17 Ch 18 Alterations of the Endocrine System
T 2/22 Ch 18 Alterations of the Endocrine System, & Terminology Quiz List#2
R 2/24 Ch 18 Alterations of the Endocrine System
Sat - Mon 2/26 - 2/28 Exam 2 Available over Ch 15, 16, 18
T 3/1 Ch 20 & 21 Alterations of Hematologic Function
R 3/3 Ch 20 & 21 Alterations of Hematologic Function
3/7 – 3/11 Spring Break
T 3/15 Ch 20 & 21 Alterations of Hematologic Function
R 3/17 Ch 23 Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
T 3/22 Ch 23 Alterations of CV Function, & Terminology Quiz List#3
R 3/24 Ch 23 Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
Sat - Mon 3/26 - 3/28 Exam 3 Available over Ch 20, 21, 23, & 24
T 3/29 Ch 26 & 27 Alterations of Pulmonary Function
R 3/31 Ch 26 & 27 Alterations of Pulmonary Function
T 4/5 Ch 29 Alterations in Renal Function, & Terminology Quiz List#4
R 4/7 Ch 29 Alterations in Renal Function
Sat – Mon 4/9 - 4/11 Exam 4 Available over Ch 26, 27, & 29
T 4/12 Ch 34 Alterations of Digestive Function
R 4/15 Ch 34 Alterations of Digestive Function
T 4/19 Ch 34 Alterations of Digestive Function, Terminology Quiz List #5
Thur - Mon 4/21 – 4/25 Exam 5 Available over Chapter 34
T 5/3 Ch 37 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
R 5/5 Ch 37 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
T 5/12 Ch 37 & Terminology Quiz List#6
Thur - Sat 5/12 - 5/14 FINAL EXAM if given online will be available between 8am, Thurs,
5/12 and ending at 11:55pm, Saturday, 5/14. If it is switched to an
in class, comprehensive, it will be given on Thursday, 5/12 from 8:30
to 10:30 am.
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.
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.
|Attendance Policy||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.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
A final course grade of 75% or greater is required to pass this course.
There will be 6 terminology quizzes given throughout the semester. The average grade from the terminology quizzes will count as one test grade. The course grade will be determined by the average of the 6 exams given throughout the semester (including the final exam) and the terminology quiz average.
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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