House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus RNSG-1311-73 - Nursing Pathophysiology
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
RNSG-1311-73 - 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 for textbook only. The ISBN for the Textbook, Access code, and User Guide is ISBN 10: 0-323-05436-6 or ISBN 13: 978-0-323-05436-2. The ISBN for the access code and user guide only is: ISBN 10: 0-323-05435-8 or ISBN 13: 978-0-323-05435-5.
There is a new edition (5th ed) that is out, but we are NOT using that one.
At the LSCPA bookstore, the new textbooks for the ONLINE section of this course were packaged with the correct access code to access the online component of the book. If you purchased your textbook used, or from a different source, & it did not have a 4th edition access code with it, you will need to purchase one. WITHOUT THE ACCESS CODE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE ANY EXAMS OR ACCESS ALL OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE!! You will also need an access code to access the online component of this course.
These are available on the LSCPA Bookstore website.
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.
There are no assignments that need to be turned in by certain dates; however, there ARE lecture exams which MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE WINDOW OF AVAILABILITY posted on the schedule.
NO Lecture exam 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 course grade will be determined by the average of the 10 exams given throughout the semester (including the final). No exam grades will be dropped when determining the course average.
|Final Exam Date||May 10, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Summary of Exam Availability
Exam # Begins Ends Chapter(s)
1 8am Sat. 2/4 11:55pm Mon. 2/6 7
2 8am Sat. 2/18 11:55pm Mon. 2/20 9, 10, 11
3 8am Sat. 2/25 11:55pm Mon. 2/27 14, 15, 16
4 8am Sat. 3/3 11:55pm Mon. 3/5 18
5 8am Sat. 3/10 11:55pm Mon. 3/12 20, 21
6 8am Sat. 3/31 11:55pm Mon. 4/2 23
7 8am Sat. 4/14 11:55pm Mon. 4/16 26, 27
8 8am Sat. 4/21 11:55pm Mon. 4/23 29
9 8am Sat. 4/28 11:55pm Mon. 4/30 34
10 8am Sat. 5/10 11:55pm Mon. 5/12 37
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
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 1/17 – 1/20 Online Orientation
2 1/23 – 1/27 Module #6 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies (Ch 7)
3 1/30 – 2/3 Module #6 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies (Ch 7)
4 2/4 - 2/6 Sat -Mon Exam #1 over Module #6 – Chapter 7
2/6 – 2/10 Module #7 Biology of Cancer, Ch 9, 10, 11
5 2/13 – 2/17 Module #7 Biology of Cancer, Ch 9, 10, 11
6 2/18 - 2/20 Sat - Mon Exam #2 over Module #7 - Biology of Cancer, Ch 9, 10, 11
2/20 – 2/24 Module #8 over Chapters 15, 16, Neurological Dysfunction
7 2/25 - 2/27 Sat - Mon Exam #3 over Module #8 – Ch 15, 16, Neurological dysfunction
2/27 – 3/2 Module #9 – Endocrine dysfunction (Chapter 18)
8 3/3 - 3/5 Sat - Mon Exam #4 over Module #9 – Endocrine Dysfunction, Ch 18
3/5 – 3/9 Module #10 Hematologic Dysfunction – Chapters 20, 21
9 3/10 - 3/12 Sat - Mon Exam #5 over Module #10 Hematologic Dysfunction, Ch 20, 21
3/12 – 3/16 Spring Break
10 3/19 – 3/23 Module ##11 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, Ch 23
11 3/26 – 3/30 Module ##11 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, Ch 23
12 3/31 – 4/2 Sat - Mon Exam #6 over Module #11 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, Ch 23
4/2 – 4/6 Module #12 – Pulmonary Dysfunction – Chapters 26, 27
13 4/9 – 4/13 Module # 12 – Pulmonary Dysfunction – Chapters 26, 27
14 4/14 - 4/16 Sat - Mon Exam #7 over Module #12 – Pulmonary Dysfunction, Ch 26, 27
4/16 – 4/20 Module #13 – Renal and Urinary Tract Dysfunction, Ch 29
15 4/21 - 4/23 Sat - Mon Exam #8 over Module #13, Renal Dysfunction, Ch 29
4/23 – 4/27 Module #15 – Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Ch. 34
16 4/28 – 4/30 Sat - Mon Exam #9 over Module #15 Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Ch 34
4/30 – 5/4 Module #16 – Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Ch 37
17 5/7 – 5/9 Module #16 – Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Ch 37
5/10 – 5/12 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
|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||
Course Learning Outcomes
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.
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