Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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NURS 2920 - Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course will facilitate ongoing critical thinking and analysis of pathophysiological concepts. Emphasis will be on interpretation and prioritization of data resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations. This course complements the selected topics addressed in Acute & Complex Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.  This course requires completion of NURS 2900  and NURS 2950  with grades of C or higher or concurrently enrolled.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2800 , NURS 2820 , NURS 2850  and BIOL 2035  with grades of C or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Professional Development & Identity in relation to acute  pathophysiological conditions
    1. Health Care Delivery
      1. Evidence-based Practice
  2. Physiological integrity in relations to acute pathophysiological conditions
    1. Physiological Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Fluid &Electrolyte Balance
      2. Acid-Base Balance
      3. Thermoregulation
      4. Cellular Regulation
      5. Intracranial Regulation
      6. Metabolism
      7. Elimination
      8. Sexuality & Reproduction
      9. Oxygenation
      10. Perfusion
    2. Protection and Movement
      1. Immunity
      2. Inflammation
      3. Infection
      4. Tissue Integrity
      5. Sensory Perception
      6. Comfort
      7. Mobility
  3. Psychosocial Integrity in relation to acute pathophysiological conditions
    1. Behavioral Resilience
      1. Coping, Stress & Adaptation
      2. Vulnerability
  4. Lifespan Growth and Development in relation to acute pathophysiological conditions
    1. Determinants of Health
      1. Genetics
      2. Culture
      3. Individual Behavior
      4. Social & Economic Factors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze protective and predictive factors including genetics which influence the heath of clients.
  2. explain the common mechanisms of acute/complex disease progression in the human body.
  3. incorporate theory and research utilizing and prioritizing data from multiple relevant sources.
  4. utilizes theories and concepts from the sciences to expand understanding of the human pathophysiological experience.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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