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BIO 215: Pathophysiology

Course Description

This course is a basic study of the functioning of human body organ system, their disorders and diseases including symptoms, causes, diagnostic tests, treatment and management, and invasive and non-invasive surgical techniques. The course also discusses Pharmacology and most commonly used drugs. Genetic basis of diseases and disorders and use of gene therapy in curing them will be discussed. Further, the role of nutrition as a cause and treatment of disease is highlighted.

Prerequisites

  • BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology
  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe appropriate medical terminology and discuss pathophysiological concepts.
  2. Analyze the association between normal human physiology and pathophysiological alterations.
  3. Describe mechanisms, in which normal physiological functions are altered in disease states.
  4. Describe the etiology, risk factors, population at risk, clinical and diagnostic manifestations, treatment modalities and prognosis of selected diseases.
  5. Evaluate current research findings with the knowledge base of selected acute and chronic diseases.
  6. Compare and contrast a case study format to describe most common diseases.
  7. Identify common drugs used for treatment of common diseases for each body system.
  8. Research brand names/generic names, uses and side effects of common drugs.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussion / Case Studies (Weeks 1-14)

15%

Quizzes (Weeks 1-3, 5, 6, 8-10 & 12-14)

15%

Exams (Weeks 4, 7 & 11)

30%

Essays / Projects (Weeks 5-14)

20%

Final Exam (Week 15)

 20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Story, Lachel. (2018). Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach with Access Code. 3rd ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC. ISBN-13: 978-1-284-12019-6

    Note: This textbook should be purchased NEW only.

  • Springhouse Publishing. (2017). Atlas of Pathophysiology. 4th edition. Springhouse Corporation. ISBN-10: 1-4963-7092-9 or ISBN-13: 978-1-4963-7092-1

Additional Resources

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1-8

Topic: Cellular Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 1
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

2

1-8

Topic: Genetic and Congenital Alternation

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 1 (cont...)
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

3

1-8

Topic: Hematopoietic Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 3
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

4

1-8

Topic: Body Defenses

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 2
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Exam 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Exam 1
Chapters 1-3
SLOs 1-8

5

1-8

Topic: Cardiovascular Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 4
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 5 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 5 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Writing Essay/Project 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

6

1-8

Topic: Respiratory Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 6 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 6 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Writing Essay/Project 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

7

1-8

Topic: Urinary Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 7 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 7 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Exam 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Exam 2
Chapters 4-7
SLOs 1-8

8

1-8

Topic: Nervous System

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 8 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 8 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

9

1-8

Topic: Sensory Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 14
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 9 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 9 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

10

1-8

Topic: Musculoskeletal System Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 10 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 10 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

11

1-8

Topic: Gastrointestinal Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 9
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 11 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 11 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Exam 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Exam 3
Chapters 9, 11, 12 & 14
SLOs 1-8

12

1-8

Topic: Endocrine Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 10
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 12 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 12 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Writing Essay/Project 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

13

1-8

Topic: Reproductive Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 8
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 13 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 13 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

14

1-8

Topic: Integumentary Function

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 13
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Quiz 14 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Case Study 14 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Pharmacology Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Prepare for the Final Exam

15

1-8

Topics: Course Conclusion and Final Exam

  • Reading:
    • None
  • Complete Final Exam (Due by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete the Course Evaluation

Final Exam
Chapters 1-14
SLOs 1-8

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