Health And Disease Management –

nur425

(3 credits)

This course focuses on pathophysiology, principles of motivation, learning theories, and their application to disease processes. A review of diseases from a systems approach will be stressed along with discussions regarding the impact of diversity, delivery of patient education, complementary/alternative therapies, and community resources.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Overview of Patient Education

  • Identify theories and principles of motivation and their application to disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Identify and apply learning theories to patient education programs across the life span.
  • Define the domains of learning and develop objectives using each.
  • Develop an effective patient education program.
  • Identify the role of diversity in patient education.

Psycho-Neurological and Endocrine

  • Identify pertinent educational outcomes related to pathophysiology of the disease.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.
  • Describe available resources for patients with psycho-neurological and endocrine disorders.
  • Identify self-care options including complementary/alternative therapies and self-prescribing.

Cardiac and Pulmonary

  • Identify pertinent educational outcomes related to the pathophysiology of the disease.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.
  • Describe available resources for patients with cardiac and pulmonary disorders.
  • Identify self-care options including complementary/alternative therapies and self-prescribing.

Immunology and Oncology

  • Identify pertinent educational outcomes related to the pathophysiology of the disease.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.
  • Describe available resources for patients with immunologic and oncology disorders.
  • Identify self-care options including complementary/alternative therapies and self-prescribing.

Gastrointestinal

  • Identify pertinent educational outcomes related to the pathophysiology of the disease.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.
  • Describe available resources for patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Identify self-care options including complementary/alternative therapies and self-prescribing.

Reproductive and GU

  • Identify pertinent educational outcomes related to the pathophysiology of the disease.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.
  • Describe available resources for patients with reproductive disorders.
  • Identify self-care options including complementary/alternative therapies and self-prescribing.

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