2008.10nd

EMC 480

TOPICS IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

CREDIT HOURS: 3

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Investigation into the pathophysiology of traumatic and medical emergencies which applies to the latest trends in recognition and management.

REQUIRED TEXT:            

 

Gould, Barbara. (2006) Pathophysiology for the health-related professions. Third Ed. W.B.

       Saunders: Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE:                        WEB

CRN:                                                      10553

LAST DAY TO DROP:                     October 26, 2007

INSTRUCTOR:                                  Nancye Davis MSN, Program Director

OFFICE/PHONE:                              Dizney 223 622-6341    Program Secretary 622-1028

OFFICE HOURS:                              AS POSTED ON OFFICE DOOR AND BY APPOINTMENT

EMAIL:                                                Nancye.Davis@eku.edu

Blackboard:                                        http://learn.eku.edu/webapps/login  login site.

 

Blackboard will be utilized greatly for this course.  Please access blackboard site and be familiar with this site.  If you have difficulty, please refer to EKU Academic Computing (ITDS) in the Coates Building.

 

DISABILITY STATEMENT:

 Disability Accommodation Statement
If you are registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, please make an appointment with the course instructor to discuss any academic accommodations you need.  If you need academic accommodations and are not registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, please contact the office on the third floor of the Student Services Building , by email at disserv@eku.edu or by telephone at (859) 622-2933 V/TDD.  Upon individual request, this syllabus can be made available in alternative forms.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY:

 

Students are advised that EKU’s Academic Integrity policy will strictly be enforced in this course.  The Academic Integrity policy is available at www.academicintegrity.eku.edu     Questions regarding the policy may be directed to the Office of Academic Integrity.

 

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1.      Explain and use medical terminology used to describe pathophysiology

2.      Describe basic concepts of disease processes

3.      Discuss congenital and genetic disorders

4.      Describe health problems related to development through the life cycle

5.      Relate the effects of stress, pain, substance abuse and environmental hazards to prehospital medical care.

6.      Describe and discuss pathophysiology of the major body systems as they relate to emergency medical care.

 

EVALUATION: The course grade will be composed of examinations, a student paper and other assignments.  The topics and grading criteria for the paper and presentation will be covered in class early in the semester.  All items categories will be of equal weight in determining final grade  (i.e. 1.  examinations; 2.  paper; 3.  assignments).

 

You must determine a topic for a paper.  The topic should be presented to the instructor for approval no later than date noted below.  The paper should be minimally 10 pages, no greater than double spaced, default margins, with references.  Style may be any recognized form.  Bibliography is required.  The date for the paper is listed below.  The paper will not be accepted later than class time of listed due date. The paper may be a hardcopy delivered to Dizney 225 or via email attachment in Word format.

 

GRADES:     

A

90 – 100

  B

80 – 89

  C

70 – 79

 D

60 – 69

F = 59 and ↓

 

 

Course Schedule

 

WEEK

 

TOPIC

CHAPTER

OTHER

1

Introduction to Pathophysiology

1

 

 

Inflammation and healing, immune response

2&3

 

2

Infection and neoplasm

Fluid and electrolyte and acid/base balance

4&5, 6

 

3

EXAM 1

 Congenital, genetic and adolescent imbalances

1-6

7&8

ON-LINE

4

Pregnancy and Aging

Immobility and Stress

9-10

11 & 12

Topic due

5

Pain and Substance abuse

13&14

 

6

EXAM 2

Blood, Lymphatic

7-14

17

ON-LINE

7

Cardiovascular

18

 

9

Respiratory

19

 

11

Digestive

20

Paper Due

12

Urinary

21

 

13

Neurological

EXAM 3

22-23

 

ON-LINE

14

Eye, Ear, Endocrine

24-25

 

15

 

 

 

16

 Musculoskeletal, skin, reproductive

26-28

 

17

EXAM 4

24-28

ON-LINE

 

Assignments will be posted on Blackboard.  THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.