MSU Faculty Member
Course Objectives: Participants in this course will have the opportunity to:
1. Discuss alterations in body system functions in individuals across the life span.
I. A. 1
2. Interpret manifestations of selected pathophysiological and psychopathological processes and compensatory changes in maintaining homeostasis.
I.14, I.15-17, II.1
3. Analyze relationships between known or suspected risk factors and pathophysiological and psychopathological processes.
I. 1-6, I.8, I.12-14
4. Explore the interrelationship between pathophysiological and psychopathological function across the life span.
I.9, I.12, I.18, I.24
5. Correlate clinical signs, symptoms, and diagnostic test results with pathology.
I.9, I.12, I.14
Discussion Board Assignment: Class participation is an important expectation of this course. Students are expected to offer comments, questions, and replies to the discussion question that have been posed for the module as well as to classmate postings. Students are expected to actively participate in each discussion throughout the semester. The faculty role is as an observer and facilitator.
I will be reading all messages and I will participate in the discussion
. Students may work ahead on the discussion boards but posting on past week's boards will not allow for stimulating discussions with your classmates. infrequently
E xaminations are to be wholly the student’s own work.
E xaminations: Examinations are time limited, primarily multiple-choice and short answer. The exams may be entered . Exams will be open for 12 hours (8am-8pm, only once closing on the posted date). Examinations must be proctored. Students are responsible for securing proctor sites and submitting the appropriate and complete documentation.
McCance & Huether, Chapters 1-5
McCance & Huether, Chapters 6-13
Discussion Topic 1
Jan 28-Feb 13
Exam 1 Feb 14:
Alterations in Organs & Systems:
McCance & Huether, Chapters, 14-24
Discussion Topic 2
Feb 18- Mar 17
Exam 2 March 21:
Alterations in Organs & Systems:
McCance & Huether, Chapters 25-34
Discussion Topic 3
Mar 18-April 10
Exam 3: April 11
Alterations in Organs & Systems:
McCance & Huether, Chapters 35-43
Discussion Topic 4
Apr 15- May6
Exam 4: May 8
% each of final grade
Total % of final grade
Note: An overall course grade of at least 80% must be achieved to progress in the Master of Science in Nursing
Program. See the Graduate Catalog.
L etter Grade
90 - 100
80 – 89
74 – 79
70 – 73
Discussion Board Evaluation Sheet-Criteria & Explanation
Responding to the instructor's topic by
Wednesday of the due week.
Responding to the instructor's topic by Thursday of the due week.
Responding to the instructor's topic by Saturday of the due week.
Not responding to the instructor's topic.
Responding to peer postings by
Thursday of due week.
Responding to peer postings by Friday of due week.
Responding to peer postings by Saturday of due week.
Responding to NO peer postings.
Responding to all peers who have posted a response to you.
Responding to 50% of the peers who have posted a response to you.
Responding to 25% of the peers who have posted a response to you.
NONE of the peers who have posted a response to you.
Student comments add significantly to the discussion by suggesting other solutions, pointing out problems, or even respectfully disagreeing. Student also substantiates any comments made with reasoning or even source citation.
Student comments add moderately to the discussion by suggesting other solutions, pointing out problems, or even respectfully disagreeing. Student does not substantiate any comments made with reasoning or even source citation.
Student comments do not add to the discussion. Student does not substantiate any comments made with reasoning or even source citation. Posting is simple
: "I agree" or "Yes" or "No"
Student does not participate at all in the threaded discussion.
Submission Format Policy Note: 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
Timeliness of Work: I expect that your work will be turned in on time. Points will be deducted for late work. All work will be submitted via D2L.
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.
Academic Honesty: The MSN Program expects the highest level of academic integrity of Master’s students. Academic honesty involves the submission of work that is wholly the student’s own work, unless group work has been authorized. In addition, academic honesty involves the citation of other authors’ works according the 6 th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Plagiarism in any aspect of the course requirements results in no credit for that activity.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.”
Americans with Disabilities Act:
The following is the ADA/504 statement that the faculty approved on May 9, 1995:
Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.
MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance, call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515, TDD.
Please see the instructor outside of class to make arrangements involving special accommodations.
It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.
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.