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NUR 321 319 syllabus Spring 2019 With Presentation Guidelines

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Coppin State University

Nursing Care of Children (NUR 321)

319 syllabus Spring 2019 with presentation guidelines

I. Course Description:
This didactic nursing course introduces basic principles and concepts related to pathophysiologic processes, including biochemical concepts. This
course provides an exploration of pathophysiologic processes across the life span. The course of study is directed toward analyzing the etiology,
physiologic processes and related treatment approaches to illnesses as they interfere with the client’s ability to conserve energy and maintain
structural integrity.
Successful completion of all Level I and Level II courses
Successful completion of BIOL 201 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 203 Anatomy and Physiology II
II. Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
1. Incorporate knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences to selected diseases. (AR)
2. Analyze the structural and functional alterations in cells, tissues, and organs that are present in selected diseases. (AR)
3. Describe the etiology, pathophysiologic process, and clinical manifestations of identified disorders. (AR)
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4. Discuss common risk factors that contribute to the development of disease. (AR)
5. Identify genetic and environmental factors that influence the development of disease (AR)
6. Identify the diagnostic test used to discover and verify human disease states. (AR)
7. Identify healthcare management of selected diseases. (AR)
8. Recognize complications of advancing or untreated disease. (AR)
1. Relate the principles of health promotion and disease prevention to the pathophysiology of selected diseases (AR)
CSU INSTITUTIONAL/STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)- Students will experience the following skills within the course
1. Written and Oral Communication
 Writing clear expository and persuasive prose
 Use of valid research-based arguments to support written or oral positions
 Expression of ideas in language appropriate to the topic and audience
 Writing and speaking proficiently for various audiences
2. Analytical Reasoning
 Thinking critically and analytically to respond to various issues and problems/concerns
 Applying applications of classical and/or current theories and principles from specific content areas;
 Using critical judgments from a combination of evidence and assumptions to reach viable conclusions
 Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data via computational literacy and scientific reasoning
3. Information Literacy
 Proficiency in the use of technology and its appropriate applicability, such as digital patient recognition devices.
 Use of multiple information sources such as online databases, videotapes, government documents, and journals in conducting
research and/or in problem solving (e.g., electronic and print periodicals, chapters in books, government documents, archival
material, and microfilm)
4. Social and Self Awareness
 Understanding of self and responsibilities as an engaged citizen and leader of service in the community
 Awareness/understanding of economic, political, and organizational systems, and
 Appreciation of diverse cultural heritages and global societies.
5. Reflective Practice
 Personal responsibility for intellectual growth through reflective practice in order to engage in continuous personal and academic
 Use of professional organizations to develop a comprehensive understanding of the expectations of the chosen profession; and
 Development of professional competence through continuous learning experiences.



NUR 321 319 syllabus Spring 2019 With Presentation Guidelines

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