Exams will be on Thursday with the exception of the final exam.
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 infrequently. Students may work ahead on the discussion boards but posting on past week's boards will not allow for stimulating discussions with your classmates.
Examinations are to be wholly the student’s own work.
Examinations: Examinations are time limited, primarily multiple-choice and short answer. The exams may be entered only once. Exams will be open for 12 hours (8am-8pm, closing on the posted date). Examinations must be proctored. Students are responsible for securing proctor sites and submitting the appropriate and complete documentation.
Jan 14Central Concepts:
McCance & Huether, Chapters 1-5
Jan 28 Central Concepts:
McCance & Huether, Chapters 6-13
Discussion Topic 1
Jan 28-Feb 13
Exam 1 Feb 14:
Feb 18 Alterations in Organs & Systems:
McCance & Huether, Chapters, 14-24
Discussion Topic 2
Feb 18- Mar 17
Exam 2 March 21:
March 18 Alterations in Organs & Systems:
McCance & Huether, Chapters 25-34
Discussion Topic 3
Mar 18-April 10
Exam 3: April 11
April 15 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.
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.
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.
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 6th 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.