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HLT 108: Chronic Conditions

Course Description

This course will examine the most common chronic diseases and disorders in society today. The intent of the course is to identify the normal and abnormal physiology and explore the impact of those changes in the body systems. The care of people with chronic diseases and disorders will be outlined, with a focus on specific interventions and skills needed to provide care safely to these people.

Prerequisite

  • None

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Describe basic normal physiology of body systems.
  2. Identify the risk factors associated with specific chronic diseases.
  3. Explain the basic pathophysiology of chronic diseases and disorders.
  4. Identify the signs and symptoms of common chronic diseases and disorders.
  5. Examine chronic disease impacts and current treatments.
  6. Identify interventions and skills necessary to caring for people with specific chronic diseases and disorders.
  7. Examine the universal classification of functional status associated with health conditions.
  8. Explain models that conceptualize chronic disease and disability.

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

Assignment(s)PointsWeight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

150

20%

Quizzes (Weeks 1-7)

140

20%

Case Studies (Weeks 1-7)

70

20%

Final Presentation (Week 8)

20

20%

Final Exam (Week 8)

100

20%

Total

480

100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore)

  • Falvo, Donna. Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability. 6th ed. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2018. ISBN-10: 1-284-10540-7 or ISBN-13: 9781284105407

Course Schedule

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignment(s)

1

6,7,8

Topics: Conceptualizing Health and Disability/Aging with Disability
  • Readings:
    • Preface: (p. vii)
    • Chapter 1: (pp. 1-8)
    • Chapter 2: (pp.11-30)
    • Chapter 34: (pp. 573-578)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study

2

1-5

Topic: The Nervous System
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 3: (pp. 33-41)
    • Chapter 5: (pp.71-82)
    • Chapter 6: (pp. 85-92)
    • Chapter 8: (pp. 111-119)
    • Chapter 9: (pp.121-133)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study
3

1-5

Topics: Psychiatric Conditions and Substance Use
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 13: (pp. 193-212)
    • Chapter 14: (pp. 215-232)
    • Chapter 15: (pp. 237-260)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study

4

1-5

Topics: Immune System Diseases and Cancers
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 19: (pp. 327-331)
    • Chapter 20: (pp. 333-341)
    • Chapter 21: (pp. 345-354)
    • Chapter 22: (pp. 355-370)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study
  • Submit Topic for Final Presentation via email to Professor

5

1-5

Topics: Endocrine System and Musculoskeletal System

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 23: (pp. 373-392)
    • Chapter 24: (pp. 397-416)
    • Chapter 25: (pp. 419-429)
    • Chapter 27: (pp. 439-445)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study

6

1-5

Topics: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 28: (pp. 447-470)
    • Chapter 29: (pp. 475-497)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study

7

1-5

Topics: Renal and Gastrointestinal Systems
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 30: (pp. 501-519)
    • Chapter 31: (pp. 521-540)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Quiz
  • Complete Case Study

8

1-8

Topics: The Eyes and Ears

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 16: (pp. 263-278)
    • Chapter 17: (pp. 281-306)
  • Complete required readings
  • Read lecture material
  • Participate in one threaded discussion on lecture and presentation discussions
  • Submit Presentation to Discussion Board
  • Complete Final Exam
  • Complete the Course Evaluation

Final Exam
The Final Exam covers all of the chapters that are covered in the course.
SLOs 1-8

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources

Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.