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