YSR820 - Physical Dis. Part II

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Subject Title
Physical Dis. Part II

Subject Description
This subject provides students with basic knowledge in the areas of endocrinology and neurology. It familiarizes students with various endocrinological disorders such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease as well as neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke, head injuries, multiple sclerosis and learning disabilities. The major focus is on chronic disorders which result in long-term life style problems and adjustments for clients and their families. The physical, psychosocial and vocational implications of the disorders are examined.

Credit Status
Credit toward the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate.

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

1. Define and discuss the anatomical origins and implications of the disorders of the endocrine and neurological systems as well as their physiological basis.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, emotional, social and vocational implications of these disorders to a client.

3. Develop an appropriate individual rehabilitation program for a specific disorder;

4. Demonstrate familiarity with pharmacology in managing clients by undertaking a drug study.

5. Specify the most appropriate members of the rehabilitation team in the developing a care plan for the client.

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.

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.

Successful completion of Year I subjects

Topic Outline
Introduction to Endocrine and neurological disorders

Review of terminology

Diabetes Mellitus

Thyroid Disease

Sensory disorders

Communication disorders

Cerebral Palsy

Multiple Sclerosis

Learning disabilities

Mental health

Spinal Cord injuries

Cerebral vascular accidents

Head injuries

Mode of Instruction
Case Study
Audio-visual techniques
Group Discussion

Prescribed Texts
Gould,B.E., (latest edition). Pathophysiology for the Health Professions,- Text and Study Guide Package, 4th edition. Philadelphia: W.B.Saunders Co.

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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
A student must successfully complete all segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca Registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Drug Study
Quiz (s)
Case Studies
Mid-Term Exam
Final Exam


Approved by: Lisa Somers