Respiratory Pathophysiology

Course Details

Course Number: 3563  Section Number: 01

Spring 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 302

Days & Times:

 

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2:10; Bridwell 302



Course Attachments

Syllabus  Syllabus Patho 2011-20120322-151817.doc

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Tammy Reitz Kurszewski M.Ed., RRT   
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Course Objectives

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

            Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

  1. Identify etiology, pathology, pathophysiology and clinical features associated with common respiratory disease processes.
  2. Demonstrate ability to apply appropriate therapeutic interventions for each identified pathophysiological process.

Course Expectations

 

GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION

Lecture Examinations                  60%

Care Plans/Assignments              20%

            Final Examination                       20%

 

Patient Care Plan

Care plans will be assigned throughout the semester associated with pathologies discussed as part of the course.  Each patient presents with a particular unique problem.  The student will evaluate the data on each patient and produce a respiratory plan of care.  The format for these care plans is as follows:

 

            Subjective:  The patient’s chief complaint

 

            Objective:  Measured data – Vitals, chest sounds, CXR, Labs, etc.

 

            Assessment:  In your opinion, what is wrong with the patient?

 

            Plan:  What do you want to do with the patient? 

 

Additional assignments may be assigned throughout the semester supplementing the learning material.

 

Semester Examinations and the Final Examination:In-class tests that will consist of definitions, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, or essay type questions.


Grading Standards

 

APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE

            90-100%                       A

            80-89%                         B

            75-79%                         C

            60-74%                         D

            <59%                           F

 

 

A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses.  Failure to attain a minimum grade of C will prevent the student from progressing in the program. 


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

 

MISSED EXAM POLICY

A 15% reduction will be taken for each day (weekends and holidays included) after the scheduled exam date.  The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Regular class attendance is required.  No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs.  If a student misses a lecture, it is the student’s responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed.  Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.