House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

RNSG-1311-73 (Nurs Pathophysiology)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorLonglet, Nancy Joann
Phone(409) 984-6324
E-maillongletn@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:MWF 8-9, MW 10-12, Th 12:15-1:15, F 10-11
Building:Educational Annex (PAEA)
Room #:108
Course Information
Course ID #10376
Course Subject-Number-SectionRNSG-1311-73
Course TitleNurs 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

Access code to accompany; "Understanding Pathophysiology", 4th ed, by Huether & McCance. Mosby, Inc. ISBN for Access code: 978-0-323-05435-5

Learning Objectives 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

coagulation.

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

the lifespan.

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.

Major Assignments RNSG 1311-73

Pathophysiology Online

Course Outline – Spring, 2011

Listed below is a tentative revision of the Course Schedule for the remainder of the semester. The exams and date for the exam is given in bold print, the line immediately below the exam, gives you the module and topic you are to be working on that week. Make sure you pay attention to the module #’s – for example, we aren’t starting off with module #1, and

module #14 is skipped. Also, Exam #1, for you won’t be over Module #1, rather it will be the module #6 exam.

Week #        Date(s)                                Event

        1        1/18 – 1/21                Online Orientation

        2        1/24 – 1/28                Module #6 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies (Ch 7)

        3        1/31 – 2/4                Module #6 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies (Ch 7)

        4         2/5 - 2/7 Sat -Mon        Exam #1 over Module #6 – Chapter 7

                 2/7 – 2/11                Module #7 Biology of Cancer, Ch 9, 10, 11

        5        2/14 – 2/18                Module #7 Biology of Cancer, Ch 9, 10, 11

        6        2/19 - 2/21 Sat - Mon        Exam #2 over Module #7 - Biology of Cancer, Ch 9, 10, 11

                2/21 – 2/25                Module #8 over Chapters 15, 16, Neurological Dysfunction

        7        2/26 - 2/28 Sat - Mon        Exam #3 over Module #8 – Ch 15, 16, Neurological dysfunction

                2/28 – 3/4                Module #9 – Endocrine dysfunction (Chapter 18)

        8         3/5 - 3/7 Sat - Mon        Exam #4 over Module #9 – Endocrine Dysfunction, Ch 18

                 3/7 – 3/11                Spring Break

        9        3/14 – 3/18                Module #10 Hematologic Dysfunction – Chapters 20, 21

10         3/19 - 3/21 Sat - Mon        Exam #5 over Module #10 Hematologic Dysfunction, Ch 20, 21

                3/21 – 3/25                Module ##11 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, Ch 23

11         3/28 – 4/1                Module ##11 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, Ch 23

12         4/2 – 4/4 Sat - Mon        Exam #6 over Module #11 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, Ch 23

         4/4 – 4/8                Module #12 – Pulmonary Dysfunction – Chapters 26, 27

13        4/11 – 4/15                Module # 12 – Pulmonary Dysfunction – Chapters 26, 27

14         4/16 - 4/18 Sat - Mon        Exam #7 over Module #12 – Pulmonary Dysfunction, Ch 26, 27

        4/18 – 4/22                Module #13 – Renal and Urinary Tract Dysfunction, Ch 29

15         4/23 - 4/25 Sat - Mon        Exam #8 over Module #13, Renal Dysfunction, Ch 29

        4/25 – 4/29                Module #15 – Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Ch. 34

16         4/30 – 5/2 Sat - Mon        Exam #9 over Module #15 Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Ch 34

         5/2 – 5/6                Module #16 – Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Ch 37

17         5/9 – 5/11                Module #16 – Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Ch 37

        5/12 – 5/14 Thurs - Sat        Final Exam -- Over Module #16 covering Musculoskeletal

                                        Dysfunction –

                                        Exam will be available from 8am, Thurs, 5/12 until 11:55pm, Sat. 5/14

Discussion Topics None
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 grade of 75% or better is required to pass this course.

The course grade will be determined by the average of the 10 exams given throughout the semester (including the final).

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.

 

 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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