House Bill 2504

Spring 2012 Course Syllabus

RNSG-1311-31 - Nursing Pathophysiology

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2012
InstructorLonglet, Nancy Joann
Phone(409) 984-6324
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Phone:(409) 984-6354
Hours:MWF 8-9, MW 10-12, TR 10:15-11:45, M9-10pm Virtual Office (Email Anytime)
Building:Educational Annex (EDUC)
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Course Information
Course Number10863
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). Pathophysiology Online for Understanding Pathophysiology (4th Ed.) (User guide, Access Code & Textbook Bundle). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. ISBN: 978-0-323-05436-2

There is a new edition (5th ed) that is out, but we are NOT using that one.

Attendance Policy The schedule for this class is posted on the course website, as well as in the syllabus. It is your responsibility to work through the material in time to be prepared for the exams on the dates posted.

ALL lecture exams which MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE WINDOW OF AVAILABILITY posted on the schedule.

NO grades are dropped when calculating your course average
Course Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D <60 = F
Determination of Final Grade A grade of 75% or better is required to pass this course.

The average of your 5 exams will count for 80% of your course grade. The average of your 5 Discussion board grades will count for 10% of your course grade. The average of your 5 Terminology Quiz grades will count for 10% of your course grade. No grades will be dropped when determining the course average.

There is NO extra credit available in this course.
Final Exam Date April 26, 2012 - 12:00 PM
Major Assignments Summary of Exam Availability

Exam #        Begins                 Ends                        Chapter(s)

1        12 noon Thurs 3/1 12 noon Fri 3/2        7, 9, 10

2        12 noon Thurs 3/15 12 noon Fri 3/16        14, 15, 18

3        12 noon Thurs 3/29 12 noon Fri 3/30        20, 21, 23

4        12 noon Thurs 4/12 12 noon Fri 4/13 26, 27, 29

5        12 noon Thurs 4/26 12 noon Fri 4/27        34, 37

Due Dates For Discussion board postings

Midnight Fri Week 1 - original post due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 1 & 2

Midnight Fri Week 2 - 2 replies due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 1 & 2

Midnight Fri Week 3 - Original post due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 3 & 4

Midnight Fri Week 4 - 2 replies due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 3 & 4

Midnight Fri Week 5 - Orignial post due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 5 & 6

Midnight Fri Week 6 - 2 replies due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 5 & 6

Midnight Fri Week 7 - Orignial post due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 7 & 8

Midnight Fri Week 8 - 2 replies due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 7 & 8

Midnight Fri Week 9 - Original post due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 9 & 10

Midnight Fri Week 10 - 2 replies due for DB topic(s) of Weeks 9 & 10

Due Dates for Terminology Quizzes

Midnight Friday Week 2 - Quiz over terms from chapters 7, 9, & 10

Midnight Friday Week 4 - Quiz over terms from chapters 14, 15, & 18

Midnight Friday Week 6 - Quiz over terms from chapters 20, 21, & 23

Midnight Friday Week 8 - Quiz over terms from chapters 26, 27, 29

Midnight Friday Week 10 - Quiz over terms from chapters 34, 37

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates RNSG 1311-30

Pathophysiology Online

Course Outline – Spring, 2012

Listed below is a tentative revision of the Course Schedule for the remainder of the semester. 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        2/20 – 2/26        Module #6, Text chapter 7 Hypersensitivities, Infections, and Immune Deficiencies

2        2/27 – 3/4        Module #7, Text Chapters 9, 10 Cancer

3        3/5 – 3/11        Module #8, Text Chapters 14, 15 Nervous System alterations

4        3/12 - 3/18         Module #9, Text Chapter 18 Endocrine system alterations

5        3/19 – 3/25        Module #10, Text Chapters 20, 21 Hematologic dysfunction

6        3/26 - 4/1         Module #11, Text Chapter 23 Cardiovascular dysfunction

7        4/2 – 4/8        Module #12, Text Chapters 26, 27 Pulmonary Dysfunction

8        4/9 – 4/15        Module #13, Text Chapter 29 Renal and Urinary Tract Dysfunction

9        4/16 - 4/22         Module #15, Text Chapter 34 Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

10        4/23 – 4/29 Module #16, Text Chapter 37 Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

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 Course Learning Outcomes

RNSG 1311


1. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of alterations occurring in hypersensitivities, infections, immune system disorders, and cancer.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatments of CNS disorders, degenerative disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, NMJ disorders, CNS malformations, and endocrine disorders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Other than the computer that is being used to take an exam, electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations. Use of electronic devices such as those listed above constitutes academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty also involves giving and/or receiving assistance during an exam from any other individual or device.
Additional Information
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans 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) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

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.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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