Syllabus
Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology

HPRS-2301

Summer 2011
05/23/2011 - 08/08/2011

Course Information

Section 001
Lecture
TTh 6:00PM - 7:50PM
EVC9 9231
Amy Esqueda
aesqueda@austincc.edu
(512) 223.1790 x25853

Office Hours

  • T Th
    5:30 - 6:00
    I will be conducting office hours on Tuesday and Thursday prior to class and immediately after class until completed.
    5:30-6:00pm, 8:00-8:30pm. I will also be available around 5:00pm on some Thursdays.
  • T Th
    8:00pm - 8:30pm
    I will be in room 9231 classroom or faculty adjunct office 9215.

Course Requirements

Course Prerequisites [Absolutely Required]:

1] 4 hours of Anatomy/Physiology
MDCA 1409 or BIOL 2401
BIOL 2304 and BIOL 2101


2] 1-3 hours of Medical Terminology
HPRS 1106 or HPRS 1206 or HITT 1305

Students must present documentation of a passing grade of “C” or above in each of these course prerequisites before being allowed to sit for the course. You may not continue to attend class without presenting this documentation by the 2nd meeting of the class.

 

Course Description:


HPRS 2301- The study of the pathology and general health management of disease and
injuries across the human lifespan.
Skills: R
Course Type: W

Required Text and Course Material:

 “Pathophysiology for the Health Professions” by Barbara E. Gould. [Saunders 2011, 4th Edition, ISBN- 13: 978-1-4377-0965-0]
 Lecture Notes at EVC Bookstore [ISBN- HPRS 2301 S4]
 Note taking supplies
 Recommended texts: Access to a Medical Dictionary (such as Taber’s, Mosby’s, Stedman’s, or Miller-Keane’s), Medical Terminology textbook, Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook are strongly encouraged
 Green Scantron sheets for 5 tests and Pencils # 2.

**All of these books and course materials are available for purchase
at the ACC Bookstore, Eastview Campus (phone 927-1619)***
or online at http://austincc.bkstore.com

Course Overview:

Topics include the fundamental concepts and processes of human pathophysiology such as inflammation, infection, neoplasm, degeneration, aging, congenital and genetic disorders, immune deficiency, and autoimmune disorders. Idiopathic, traumatic, stress related, substance abuse related and iatrogenic disorders will also be discussed.
 

Course Evaluation and Grading:

Five Unit Tests are required. A grade must be recorded for each of the five unit tests in order to receive a final course grade. No retakes will be allowed on any unit test.
Regardless of the circumstances, if a unit test is missed, a make-up exam will be offered at the end of the semester. This exam will be comprehensive, covering material from all units and consist of 100 questions. The score for this comprehensive exam will replace the missed exam.


** NO retakes or make-ups on any unit exam will be allowed. **

If a unit exam is missed, regardless of the circumstances, that unit exam cannot be made-up. A grade of “zero” will be given for any missed exam.


At the end of every semester, students may exercise the option of taking Exam #6 to replace a “zero” or an unusually low exam score. Exam #6 is comprehensive, covering material from ALL units, and can be used to replace any one exam grade (see class schedule for Exam #6 date).

For example, if a student does poorly on the Unit #2 Exam and wants to improve that exam grade, he/she may choose to take Exam #6 at the end of the semester. The grade made on Exam #6 will replace the student’s lowest unit exam grade and will be included when calculating their final course grade.

If a student misses two unit exams, and therefore receives two exam grades of “zero,” Exam #6 can be taken to replace one exam grade, but the other missed exam will remain a grade of “zero.”

Exam #6 can only be taken at the end of the semester, immediately after exam # 5. No exceptions.

IMPORTANT: If a student exercises this option to improve his or her grade by taking Exam #6, and gets a lower grade, that lower grade will still be counted in place of the unit exam and will be included when calculating the course grade as stipulated under “grading” in this syllabus

Course Evaluation/Grading:

 Five Unit Tests- 100 points each; total of 500 points
 Five (5) Homework Assignments at 20 points each: 100 points total
 A total of 600 points is possible
 Final Grade is based on the total points as follows:

 A = 600- 540 points
 B = 539- 480 points
 C = 479- 420 points
 D = 419- 360 points
 F = < 360 points

** A grade of “C” is the minimum grade that is accepted for credit by the Health Sciences programs at Austin Community College is a “C”

NOTE: Per state law, students enrolling for the first time in fall 2007 or later
at any Texas college or university may not withdraw (receive a W) from more than
six courses during their undergraduate college career. Some exceptions for good
cause could allow a student to withdraw from a course without having it count
toward this limit. Students are encouraged to carefully select courses; contact
an advisor or counselor for assistance.

 

 

Readings

1.                         Introduction to Pathophysiology                                         Chapter 1

2.                         Inflammation and Healing                                                  Chapter 2 and 3

3.                         Immunity and Abnormal Responses/Infection               Chapter 3 and 4

4.                         Neoplasm                                                                              Chapter 5

5.                         Unit I Exam

6.                         Fluid and Electrolytes                                                          Chapter 6

7.                         Congenital and Genetic Disorders                                  Chapter 7

8.                         Reproductive System Disorders                                       Chapter 28

9.                         Pregnancy                                                                             Chapter 9

10.                      Unit II Exam

11.                       Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders                        Chapter 17

12.                       Cardiovascular Disorders                                                 Chapter 18

13.                       Respiratory Disorders                                                        Chapter 19

14.                       Unit III Exam  

15.                       Acute Neurological Disorders                                          Chapter 22

16.                       Chronic Neurological Disorders                                      Chapter 23

17.                       Endocrine Disorders                                                          Chapter 25

18.                       Unit IV Exam

19.                       Digestive System Disorders                                             Chapter 20

20.                       Urinary System                                                                     Chapter 21

21.                       Musculoskeletal Disorders                                               Chapter 26

22.                       Unit V Exam

23.                       Comprehensive Exam VI (Optional)     

Course Subjects

1.                         Introduction to Pathophysiology                                         Chapter 1

2.                         Inflammation and Healing                                                  Chapter 2 and 3

3.                         Immunity and Abnormal Responses/Infection               Chapter 3 and 4

4.                         Neoplasm                                                                              Chapter 5

5.                         Unit I Exam

6.                         Fluid and Electrolytes                                                          Chapter 6

7.                         Congenital and Genetic Disorders                                  Chapter 7

8.                         Reproductive System Disorders                                       Chapter 28

9.                         Pregnancy                                                                             Chapter 9

10.                      Unit II Exam

11.                       Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders                        Chapter 17

12.                       Cardiovascular Disorders                                                 Chapter 18

13.                       Respiratory Disorders                                                        Chapter 19

14.                       Unit III Exam  

15.                       Acute Neurological Disorders                                          Chapter 22

16.                       Chronic Neurological Disorders                                      Chapter 23

17.                       Endocrine Disorders                                                          Chapter 25

18.                       Unit IV Exam

19.                       Digestive System Disorders                                             Chapter 20

20.                       Urinary System                                                                     Chapter 21

21.                       Musculoskeletal Disorders                                               Chapter 26

22.                       Unit V Exam

23.                       Comprehensive Exam VI (Optional)      

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Course Goals and Learning Objectives:

 Define the basic terminology related to pathophysiology
 Define and review normal human anatomy and physiology
 Define, review, and explore the structure and function of each major body system
 Define the basic pathogenesis of human disease
 Define and explore the most common disorders and diseases related to each of the major body systems
 Define and explore the most common etiologies and predisposing factors associated with human disease
 Define the basic approach to diagnosis and use of diagnostic procedures of human disease
 Define the basic approach to the prognosis of various disorders based on their pathogenesis
 Define the basic approach to treatment of various disorders based on current medical science and clinical practice