PNP301 - Pathophysiology for the Practical Nurse I

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Subject Title
Pathophysiology for the Practical Nurse I

Subject Description
This course will be an introduction to human disease and will focus on the fundamental principles of homeostatic mechanisms. The student will explore how alterations in homeostatic mechanisms will disrupt the integrity of human function. Overall, the mechanisms of disease will be studied in a
systems format and will be considered for the effect that
they produce on the structure and function of the body.
Common diseases will be used to illustrate the biological concepts of pathology.

Credit Status
One Credit in the Practical Nursing Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Describe the basic concepts of pathophysiology and the general principles of disease.
2.Discuss how the human body responds to the dynamics of a disease process.
3.Recognize common dysfunctions of an organ or organ system.
4.Examine how the various dysfunctions of an organ or organ system affect the human body as a whole.
5.Consider the effects of disease on the structure and functioning of the body.
6.Apply knowledge of medical etymology to the comprehension of terms describing pathophysiological conditions.

Concepts and Considerations

*Homeostasis and balance
*Neoplasm
*Stress response
*Restrictions
*Alterations in defense mechanisms
*Obstructions
*Alterations in biological mechanisms
*Infections
*Genetics
*Disorders of Excess / Deficiency
*Hyperplasia

Units

*Introduction to pathology
*Respiratory
*Blood
*Musculoskeltal
*Endocrine
*Cardiovascular
*Neurovascular Disorders

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
All Module 2 subjects

Co- Requisites:
PNH 301

Topic Outline

  • Neurologic System
  • Coronary Vascular System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Musculoskeletal System

Mode of Instruction
3 hours per week x 14 weeks = 42 hours

A variety of teaching methods will be used, including, but not limited to: discussion, seminars, independent and group work, lecture, computers and simulations. Select classes may be facilitated via Blackboard in an online format.

Prescribed Texts
VanMeter, K.C., & Huber, R.J. (2014). Gould’s pathophysiology for the health professions (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Reference Material
Jarvis, C. (2014). Physical examination and health assessment. (2nd Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Saunders.

Lewis, S. L., McLean Heitkemper, M., Ruff Dirksen, S., Barry, M. A., Goldsworthy, S., & Goodridge, D. (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada. (3rd Cdn. Ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.

Tortora, G.J. (2011). Introduction to the human body: Binder ready version. (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Promotion Policy
A minimum “C” grade is required for one credit toward the Practical Nursing Diploma.

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation

Term test 1 20%
Term test 2 20%
Term test 3 20%
Final Comprehensive Exam 40%
Total 100%


Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. Failure to produce documentation within the timeframe will result in a grade of zero in the missed evaluation. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.


Students must attain a minimum overall mark of 60% in order to pass this subject.  Failure to meet the above will result in a grade of "F".


Late Assignments:

Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified. Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems that may arise in your work or personal life. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments are subject to a penalty of 10% per week and will not be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignments due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignment and reports are properly documented.

Expected English Competencies:

Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding that all written work must demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
  •     writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
  •     spelling and punctuation are correct
  •     appropriate vocabulary used
  •     sentences are structured correctly
  •     work to flow logically through supporting statements
  •     work to be arranged in correct format (i.e. reports, essays)

Approved by: Lisa Somers