PNP401 - Pathophysiology for the Practical Nurse II

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Subject Title
Pathophysiology for the Practical Nurse II

Subject Description
Students will build on PNP301 and continue the study of human disease.  The mechanisms of disease will be studied by body systems.  The processes will be related to a variety of common diseases.  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
Successful completion of this required course provides one credit towards the Practical Nursing Diploma

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

Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe the basic concepts of pathophysiology and the general principles of disease
  2. Recognize common dysfunctions of selected organs or organ systems.
  3. Examine how the various dysfunctions of an organ or organ system affect the human body as a whole
  4. Consider the effects of disease on the structure and functioning of the body
  5. Apply knowledge of medical etymology to the comprehension of terms describing pathophysiological conditions
 
CNO Entry to Practice Competencies
 Demonstrates knowledge in critical thinking and problem solving skills
 Demonstrates knowledge in nursing health and social sciences.
 Formulates clinical judgments that are consistent with clients’ needs and priorities by responding to changing situations that affect client’s health and safety.
 

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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