RNSG-1311-73 - Nurs Pathophysiology
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2015 Course Syllabus
RNSG-1311-73 - Nurs Pathophysiology
|Instructor||Douglas, Mark Eric|
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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||The student must have completed BIOL 2401 (143) and BIOL 2401 (144) Human Anatomy and Physiology.|
Braun, C. A., & Anderson, C. M., (2012) Pathophysiology: A clinical approach.
(2nd ed.). Baltimore. Lippincott.
Braun, C. A., & Anderson, C. M., (2012) A study guide to accompany pathophysiology: A clinical approach. (2nd ed.). Baltimore. Lippincott.
Readings and resources will be assigned throughout the modules. Some of these resources will be available through Gate’s Memorial Library’s electronic reserves http:/ /www.lamarpa.edu/dept/gml/ . Others will be Internet resources available through links in the course. Textbooks are required and can be purchased from the Lamar Port Arthur Online Bookstore (http://lamar-pa.bncollege.com) or from most online book retailers.
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:
• Students cannot meet the objectives of the course without completing course assignments. Students put at risk their success in the course if they miss any assignment deadlines.
• It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor if they are unable to meet an assignment deadline.
• A student who is absent from course activities for more than three (3) days may be dropped from the program by the Program Director.
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D Below 60 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Successful completion of the course requires the student to complete the readings, view the videos, interact in the online discussions, complete the required assignments, and participate in course activities. Students must have a C or above to earn course credit.
All participation will be electronically monitored. Late assignments may be penalized up to 5% for every day late after the date and time due, unless prior arrangements have been made with the faculty.
Grades will be calculated using the following percentage distributions:
Graded Course Components Percentage of Course Grade
Discussion Board Participation 2 grades (Averaged) 20%
Mid Term Exam 1 grades (Averaged) 40%
Final Exam 1 grade ( Averaged) 40%
Grades of incomplete are NOT automatically given when there are missing assignments at the end of the course. Faculty members are not obligated to grant the use of an incomplete grade. When an incomplete grade is NOT granted, students will receive a grade of zero, "0", for all missing work. The course average will then be calculated according to the method outlined in the syllabus. If an incomplete is granted, the student must satisfactorily complete ALL work by the deadlines set by the instructor. A grade of zero, "0" will be recorded for all work not completed by the given deadlines. The course average will then be calculated according to the method outlined in the syllabus.
Exams: Students will complete a Mid Term Exam and a Final Exam during the course. Each unit exam will cover the material from Modules covered in the course. The due dates for completion of the exams are listed in the module. Exams may consist of multiple choice, true/false, and/or multiple answers. No essay questions are included. Each exam contains 100 items depending on the exam and you have 120 minutes to complete it. Exam questions may be viewed only once. Once you leave an exam question, you may not return to it. Exams in this course are administered through the LSC-PA Testing site. Question items in the exams may be randomly selected so no two students have the same exam. Each exam item is of equal weight, so no student has an easier or more difficult exam. There are no exam retakes available.
The Final exam will be monitored by ProctorU. Information regarding registration
for ProctorU monitoring will be given inside the course.
Individual Discussion Postings: Discussion among and between classmates is a major component of this course. At several points in this course, you will be asked to respond to a prompt from the instructor. Additionally, you are required to post thoughtful and scholarly replies to other student postings for each prompt. Your original post and your replies should be written in a professional manner, consist of complete sentences, and must be properly referenced according to the APA style. The average of your Discussion Board grades will count for 20% of your course grade.
|Final Exam Date||October 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM|
Discussion Board 1 Posting
Discussion Board 2 Posting
Discussion Board 3 Posting
Mid Term Exam – Sept 16, 2015 from 0700-2100
(Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14)
Final Exam - October 14, 2015 from 0700-2100 to be monitored by ProctorU
(Chapters 6, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Introduction to Pathophysiology, Inflammation, Tissue Repair and Infection
Read Textbook: Chapters 1, 3, 5
Use Study Guide: Chapters 1, 3, 5
Discussion Board 1 Posting
Altered Cells and Tissues, Altered Immunity, and Altered Cellular Proliferation
Read Textbook: Chapters 2, 4, 7
Use Study Guide: Chapters 2, 4, 7
Altered Hormonal and Metabolic Regulation
Altered Ventilation and Diffusion
Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
Read Textbook: Chapter 11, 13, 8
Use Study Guide: 11, 13, 8
Discussion Board 2 Posting
Read Textbook: Chapter 14
Use Study Guide: Chapter 14
Mid Term Exam
Altered Neuronal Transmission
Altered Sensory Function and Pain Perception
Read Textbook: Chapters 9, 10
Use Study Guide: Chapters 9,10
Altered Reproductive Function
Altered Genetic and Developmental Disorders
Read Textbook: Chapter 6, 12
Use Study Guide: Chapter 6, 12
Read Textbook: Chapter 16
Use Study Guide: Chapter 16
Discussion Board 3 Posting
Degenerative Changes of Aging
Combining Concepts of Pathophysiologic Concepts : Diabetes Mellitus
Read Textbook: Chapters 17 , 18
Use Study Guide: Chapters 17, 18
Final Exam - to be monitored by ProctorU
Refer to RNSG 1311 email and announcements (Dates are subject to change in extenuating circumstances. Students will be notified of changes as soon as possible). It is recommended that you check the course announcements and your email daily for updates.
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
The Upward Mobility Nursing Program provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for the student to:
1. Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards for the professional nurse.
2. Use a systematic problem-solving process to provide safe, individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs with predictable or unpredictable outcomes in various health care settings.
3. Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
4. Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, and safe care to patients.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of Lamar State College - Port Arthur, this course encourages the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success in the field of Professional Nursing.
Upon completion of RNSG 1311, the student will have the opportunity to:
• Determine physiological responses that occur with alterations in heath.
• Analyze the relationship of a person’s adaptive mechanisms to alterations in body systems.
• Explain the outcomes as a result of adaptive mechanism failure.
• Discuss pathophysiology principles for assessed deviations from wellness.
• Determine the etiology and manifestations of pathophysiological events that occur during illness.
Assess a given hypothetical situation to predict an individual’s adaptive response to a changing heath event.
|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.|
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw:
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw w/o Academic Penalty – September 09, 2015
Last Date to Drop or Withdraw Academic Penalty Possible - October 07, 2015
NOTE: Reading assignments are given as a guideline and are not all inclusive. Information covered in your VN Program, in course, on handouts, and in other resources used in instruction may be included on exams.
The instructors reserve the right to modify the course syllabus as needed during the course. Students will be notified of modifications as soon as possible.
|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.|
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.
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The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
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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