NURS 5338-01 Advanced Pathophysiology
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FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Gordon, Phyllis, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Nursing School Office Phone: (210) 567-5895 (Thu & Fri)
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Office Hours: Thu 1:00 – 4:00pm
Health Restoration and Care Systems Management Nursing Care Department
Jackson, Brenda, PhD, RN
Office Phone: (210) 567-1987
Office Fax: (210) 567-1719
Cell Phone: (210) 240-3038
Office Room: NS 2.644
Office Hours: Mon 1:00-3:00pm and Thu 1:00-2:00pm
Health Restoration and Care Systems Management Nursing Care Department
In this course students focus on advanced pathophysiological processes across the lifespan, incorporating use of clinical reasoning skills to distinguish alterations across multiple physiological systems.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
Credit Hour Allocation: 3 Semester Credit Hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 3 Clock Hours Class (45 hours class)
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) students will:
- Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences, including genetics and genomics, into the delivery of advanced nursing care to populations in diverse settings.
- Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership to assure ethical and critical decision-making at all systems’ levels for quality and patient safety.
- Incorporate performance improvement strategies for quality, safety, and patient-centered care delivery.
- Use improvement science to achieve optimal patient care and care environment outcomes.
- Integrate meaningful and usable information systems and healthcare technologies to support safe, quality patient care and healthcare systems effectiveness.
- Advocate for policy changes that influence healthcare at appropriate levels.
- Lead interprofessional teams using collaborative strategies to effect quality patient care and population health outcomes.
- Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social health determinants to design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population healthcare and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
- Integrate the advanced competencies expected of a master’s prepared nurse to design, deliver, and evaluate outcomes of systems of care for individuals, families, and diverse populations.
1. Analyze epigenomics, physiological alterations and pathophysiological processes of disorders and diseases as manifested across the lifespan. (Essentials I, IV, VIII, IX)
2. Integrate current scientific findings into problem-based analysis of disorders and disease manifested across the lifespan. (Essentials I, III, IV, VIII)
3. Differentiate among diagnostic studies that evaluate and discriminate pathophysiological processes. (Essentials I, IV, VIII, IX)
4. Apply clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of pathophysiological processes to advanced nursing practice. (Essentials I, III, IV, VIII, IX)
GRADING SCALE FOR GRADUATE COURSES
A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
20% - Case Study Paper
20% - Case Study Presentation
15% - Assigned Group Activities
10% - Module Exam
20% - Quizzes
15% - Final Exam
100% - Total
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = Below 60%
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REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE
V. Kumar, A. Abbas, & N. Fausto. (2010). Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. (8th Ed). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. IBSN 978-1-4160-3121-5
R. Mitchell, V. Kumar & N. Fausto. (2006). Pocket Companion to Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (7th Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. IBSN-13: 9780721602653
B. J. Sadock & V.A. Sadock. (2007). Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry. (10th Ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. IBSN-13: 978-0-7817-7327-0 and IBSN-10: 0-7817-7327-X
RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) TEXT / REFERENCE
Current graduate level advanced physiology textbook.
J. Bolte, Taylor (2008). My Stroke of Insight. Penguin Group: USA. ISBN-13: 9780670020744 and ISBN: 0670020745
Introduction to clinical reasoning in advanced nursing roles
- Cellular injury, adaptation and death
- Genetic alterations and disorders
- Cancer and metastasis
- Environmental and nutritional factors
- Inflammation, infection, and altered immunity states
- Common bacterial, viral, and fungal infections
- Altered immune states
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Immune deficiency disorders – HIV/AIDS
- Common autoimmune disorders
- Alterations in integument
- Impaired wound healing
- Inflammatory and autoimmune
- Alterations in hematological function
- RBC disorders – anemias
- Common bleeding and clotting disorders
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
- WBC disorders
- Alterations of neurologic function
- Seizure disorders
- Cerebrovascular disease - stroke
- Common degenerative diseases
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Common infectious disorders
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Neurobiology of mental illnesses
- Mood disorders
- Alterations in endocrine function
- Diabetes mellitus
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- Hypothalamic/Pituitary disorders
- Adrenal disorders – cortical and medullary
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Alterations in reproductive function
- Common reproductive disorders
- Reproductive cancers
- Prostate and testicular disorders
- Common infectious diseases
- Alterations in cardiovascular function
- Ischemic heart disease
- Valvular heart disorders
- Common cardiomyopathies
- Heart failure
- Common congenital disorders
- Peripheral vascular diseases
- Venous disease
- Arterial disease
- Alterations in pulmonary function
- Pulmonary edema
- Obstructive disease
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Restrictive disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Common pulmonary infections
- Lung cancer
- Alterations in uro-renal function
- Common infectious states
- Obstructive disorders
- Nephritic vs. nephritic syndromes
- Renal failure
- Alterations in gastrointestinal function
- Common esophageal and gastric disorders
- Common infectious disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disorder
- Alterations in hepatic, biliary, and pancreatic function
- Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
- Alterations in musculoskeletal function
- Traumatic disorders of bone and joints
- Infectious state –osteomyelitis
- Arthritic disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Myositis disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome and Shock
- Multiple trauma
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
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Topic / Assignment Due:
During the first week of class, you will take a pre-course Knowledge Assessment Quiz covering normal physiology. If you need a review of normal anatomy and physiology prior to the Knowledge Assessment Quiz, you may want to visit the following sites or search for others:
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