Health And Chronic Disease Management –

nur427

(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 and 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.

Learning Theory

  • Describe the effects of chronic disease on individuals and society.
  • Describe theories of motivation and learning for the management of patients with chronic diseases.
  • Apply Bloom’s Taxonomy in patient education.

Endocrinology, Immunology, and Malignant Processes

  • Identify educational outcomes related to pathophysiology of the endocrine system, immunological system, and malignant processes.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.
  • Evaluate available resources for patients with endocrine disorders, immunological system disorders, and malignant processes.
  • Identify options in complementary and alternative therapies for patients with endocrine disorders, immunological system disorders, and malignant processes.

Psychoneurological System, Cardiac, and Respiratory System

  • Identify educational outcomes related to pathophysiology of psychoneurological, cardiac, and respiratory disorders.

  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.

  • Evaluate available resources for patients with endocrine disorders, immunological system disorders, and malignant processes.
  • Identify options in complementary and alternative therapies for patients with endocrine disorders, immunological system disorders, and malignant processes.

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems

  • Identify educational outcomes related to the pathophysiology of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.

  • Evaluate available resources for patients with gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders.
  • Identify options including complementary and alternative therapies for patients with gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders.

Eyes and Ears

  • Identify educational outcomes related to the pathophysiology as it relates to the eyes and ears.
  • Develop educational strategies for use in patient education.

  • Evaluate available resources for patients with disorders of the eyes and ears.
  • Identify options including complementary and alternative therapies for patients with disorders of the eyes and ears.

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