Discussion: Introduction to Pathophysiology

Discussion: Introduction to Pathophysiology

Week 1: Discussion: Introduction to Pathophysiology
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This week we discussed pathophysiology, fluid electrolyte and acid-base imbalances, congenital and genetic disorders. Select a topic from your readings, outcomes, objectives, concepts and sub-concepts (below)and present a question that applies to a concept or a disease process, wellness or illness. Using Voice Thread, submit your question in the following formats: audio, text or webcam. Once your comment has been posted, submit responses to your peers questions and comments. Consider the outcomes, objectives and concepts below when formulating your initial question.

Your question and response should explain, illustrate, justify, trace, discuss, compare, contrast, agree or disagree, interpret, evaluate, and summarize.

Weekly Outcomes Weekly Objectives
Relate alterations in structure and function of cells and tissue development. (CO 1)
Trace the impact of alterations in defense mechanisms on homeostasis. (CO 2)
Summarize the impact of altered defenses on the individual. (CO 3)
Describe steps to achieve success in the course.
Introduce pathophysiologic concepts and principles.
Understand and use medical terminology when discussing pathophysiologic conditions.
Discuss normal cell and tissue development and disease progression.
Explain carcinogenesis, risk factors, stages of tumor development, and preventive strategies.
Describe the process of cellular development and alterations based on external environmental and genetic factors.
Explain how fluids and electrolytes are used by the body to adapt and maintain physiologic homeostasis.
Apply growth and development principles as they relate to the impact of aging on normal pathophysiologic changes.
Discuss the role genetics and aging plays in the process of cellular adaptation, mutation, and dysplasia.
Main Topics and Concepts Sub-Concepts with Exemplar
Introduction to Pathophysiology
Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base Imbalances
Alterations in Cell and Tissue Development
Cellular Adaptation
Cellular Injury
Cellular Response to Aging
Genetic Influences
Neoplasms and Cancer
Congenital and Genetic Disorders
Pathological processes in structure and function
Cancers and Genetic Influences
Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance: Dehydration
Acid-Base Balance: Buffering Systems for Respiratory Versus Metabolic Imbalances
Cellular Adaptation: Cellular dysplasia, hyperplasia, and injury
Genetic Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis
Growth and Development: Congenital Disorders
Health Promotion: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention