House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus RNSG-1311-01 - Nursing Pathophysiology
Spring 2012 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 & Bio 2402 (Anatomy & Physiology I&II) with a minimal grade of a "C".|
Huether, S.E. & McCance, K.L. (2008) Understanding Pathophysiology (4th ed) St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc. ISBN 978-0-323-04990-0
|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.|
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 75-79 = C, 60=74 = D, Below 60 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
A grade of 75% or better is required to pass this course. There will be a total of 6 terminology quizzes given during the semester. The average of the grade on the terminology quizzes will count as one lecture exam grade.
The course grade will be determined by the average of the 6 lecture exams and the terminology quiz average.
|Final Exam Date||May 10, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Summary of Exam Availability
Exam # Begins Ends Chapters
1 8am Sat 2/4 11:55pm Mon 2/6 7, 9, 10, 11
2 8am Sat 2/25 11:55pm Mon 2/27 14, 15, 18
3 10am Tues 3/27 11:55pm Sat 3/31 20, 23
4 8am Sat. 4/14 11:55pm Mon 4/16 26, 29
5 8am Sat 4/28 11:55pm Mon 4/30 34
Final 8am Thurs 5/10 11:55pm Sat 5/12 37
|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.
Day Date Feature Presentation
T 1/17 Introduction, Type 1 & 2 Hypersensitivities, Ch 7
R 1/19 Type 3 & 4 Hypersensitivities, Autoimmunity, Alloimmunity, Infections
T 1/24 Countermeasures to pathogenic diseases, Immunodeficiencies
R 1/26 Cancer characteristics, Genetic basis of cancer, infections & cancer
T 1/31 Gene-environment risk factors, manifestations of cancer, chemotherapy
R 2/2 Radiation, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, side effects, childhood cancers, Terminology Quiz List #1
Sat-M 2/4-2/6 Exam 1 Available over Ch 7, 9, 10, & 11
T 2/7 CNS Trauma, Degenerative Spine disorders, Cerebrovascular disorders Ch 15
R 2/9 Cerebrovascular disorders, CNS infections,& inflammation, Degenerative disorders
T 2/14 NMJ disorders, CNS tumors, Structural malformations, encephalopathies, Ch 16
R 2/16 Hormonal alterations, hypothalamus/pituitary system, post & ant pit disorders Ch 18
T 2/21 Hyper & Hypothyroidism, Alterations in parathyroid fx, diabetes mellitus
R 2/23 Diabetes mellitus, adrenal cortex disorders, Adrenal medulla disorders, Terminology Quiz List#2
Sat-M 2/25-2/27 Exam 2 Available over Ch 15, 16, 18
T 2/28 Hematological tests, Alt. of RBC function, myeloproliferative disorders, Alterations of leukocyte function, Ch 20
R 3/1 Leukocyte dysfunction, alterations of lymphoid, platelets, & coagulation
T 3/6 Alterations of platelets & coagulation, diseases of veins, hypertension
R 3/8 Hypertension, Aneurysms, Peripheral vascular disease, Atherosclerosis, CAD, Ch23
3/12 – 3/16 Spring Break
T 3/20 Acute Coronary syndromes, Pericardial disorders, cardiomyopathies, endocardial disorders,
R 3/22 Valvular disorders, Dysrhythmias, Heart failure, Shock, Multiple Organ Dysfunction
T 3/27 Preload, Afterload, Shock, Multiple Organ dysfunction (MODS), Terminology Quiz List#3
Tue-Sat 3/27 – 3/31 Exam 3 Available over Ch 20 & 23
R 3/29 Manifestations of Pulm. alterations, Conditions caused by Pulm. Disease & injury, Ch 26
T 4/3 Restrictive & Obstructive lung disease, Respir. Infections, Pulm Vasc. disease, malignancies
R 4/5 Easter Break
T 4/10 Urinary tract obstructions, Lower UT disorders, Tumors, UT infections,
R 4/12 Ch 29 Pyelonephritis, Glomerular nephritis, Nephrotic syndrome, Renal Failure Terminology Quiz List#4
Sat-Mon 4/14 – 4/16 Exam 4 Available over Ch 26, & 29
T 4/17 Manifestations of GI disorders, Motility disorders, Gastritis & Peptic Ulcer dis. Ch 34
R 4/19 Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer Diseases, Malabsorption syndromes, Inflammatory Bowel diseases, Diverticulitis, Appendicitis, Irritable Bowel Disease
T 4/24 Obesity, Anorexia, Bulemia, Starvation, Liver Disorders
R 4/26 Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Gall Bladder disorders, Pancreatitis, GI Cancers, Terminology Quiz #5
Sat - Mon, 4/28-4/30 Exam 5 Available over Ch 34
T 5/1 Musculoskeletal Trauma, dislocations, subluxation, strains, sprains, Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia, Pagets
R 5/3 Osteomyelitis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Muscular Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia
T 5/8 Metabolic Muscle diseases, Inflammatory muscle disease, toxic myopathies, musculoskeletal tumors, Terminology Quiz #6
R-Sat 5/10-5/12 Final Exam available from 8am Thursday, 5/10 until 11:55pm Saturday, 5/12
|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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