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Course SummaryThis Pathophysiology Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course is a fully developed resource to help you organize and teach pathophysiology. You can easily adapt the video lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to take full advantage of the comprehensive and engaging material we offer. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.
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You can use this pathophysiology course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of pathophysiology, from the basic components of pathophysiology to anemia and other blood disorders. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific pathophysiology course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like chronic renal failure or skin cancer. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on the fluid mosaic model includes key terms like cytoplasm, phospholipids, selectively permeable, integral proteins and carbohydrates.
As you work on your pathophysiology lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like the characteristics of malignant tumors if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like blood types and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to treatments for leukemia, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on autoimmune diseases or diabetes? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about heart transplants and the risks involved, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on disorders of the male and female reproductive systems, you can point your students to the transcripts on anatomy, functions and diseases, such as endometriosis and hypogonadism, to help them study.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from causes of tissue swelling to key facts, like what vitamin deficiency can cause spina bifida.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on metabolic diseases? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: How can aspirin sometimes kill children who are recovering from viral infections?
Below is a sketch of the pathophysiology syllabus modeled on a 20-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||Pathophysiology Basics||Cell membranes, multicellular organisms, causes of cellular injury, changes after death|
|Week 2||Aberrant Immune System||Definition and causes of inflammation, allergic reactions, autoimmune diseases|
|Week 3||The Pathophysiology of Neoplasia||Definition and types of neoplasia, causes of cancer, tumor markers, treatments for cancer|
|Week 4||Skin Related Pathology||Layers of skin, skin disorders, causes of damage, skin cancer|
|Week 5||Nervous System Injury||How the nervous system works, causes and types of pain, head injuries|
|Week 6||Major Nervous System Disorders||Storage diseases, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, Down syndrome, psychotic disorders of the nervous system|
|Week 7||Congenital Cardiovascular Defects||The structure and workings of the heart, electrocardiograms, arrhythmia, heart diseases and conditions|
|Week 8||Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities||Tachycardia, bradycardia, high and low blood pressure, heart failure, septic shock|
|Week 9||Respiratory System Pathologies||Anatomy of the lungs and airway, transportation of carbon dioxide in the blood, COPD, cystic fibrosis|
|Week 10||Important Renal Anatomy||Structure of the urinary system, including the kidney, nephron and the renal tubule|
|Week 11||Urinary System Diseases||Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, nephritis, cystitis, neurogenic bladder, polycystic kidney disease|
|Week 12||Gastrointestinal System Conditions||How the stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver and related structures function; motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, gallbladder disease|
|Week 13||Metabolic Derangements||Functions of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, thyroid gland and the pancreas, hyperthyroidism, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, pheochromocytomas|
|Week 14||Anemia||Function of red and white blood cells and platelets, types of anemia, hereditary spherocytosis|
|Week 15||Hematological Maladies||How wounds heal, hemophilia, blood types, acquired immune deficiencies|
|Week 16||Blood Cancers||Leukopenia, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma|
|Week 17||Musculoskeletal System Alternations||The skeletal system, joints, causes of myopathy, osteoarthritis, gout, types of broken bones|
|Week 18||Reproductive System Disorders||Male and female reproductive system anatomy and functions; an overview of many conditions, including uterine diseases, ovarian disorders, prostate cancer, infertility|
|Week 19||Electrolytes, Cells and Blood Proteins Test Results||Normal ranges of electrolytes in the blood, coagulation tests, white blood cell tests|
|Week 20||Organ Function and Health Test results||Glucose levels, urine tests, arterial blood gases, neurological tests|
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