There are five learning outcomes for this unit.
Investigate, analyse and evaluate laboratory aspects of disease
Integrate the specialist areas of biomedical science into the context of a coherent case study approach
Evaluate the mechanisms responsible for disease and disorders in the human body
Review the functions of selected organ systems and the effects of disease processes
Apply an independent and critical approach to biomedical science
Disease report titles covering various topics will be available for students to ‘sign up’ for on Moodle after the final coursework tutorial session in February. Each student will chose one title only, from those listed. There will be a cap on the number of places for each title. The disease report should include an appropriate introduction and conclusion and cover the following: Aetiology (causes) of the disease/disorderPathogenesis (clinical signs and symptoms)
Question 1: Use stage one of the clinical reasoning cycle (CRC) ‘Consider the patient situation’ to identify the biopsychosocial, spiritual and cultural impacts of Ted’s surgery for him and his family
Question 2: The information for stage two of the CRC collect cues and information has been provided for you in the case study. Use this information to provide responses to CRC stages three ‘Process the information’ and stage four ‘Identify Problems.’ Please link to pathophysiology and provide evidence from the literature to support your thinking.
Question 3: Using stage five of the CRC Establish goals outline and justify (5) nursing care interventions/strategies the registered nurse would implement to provide care for Ted. Justify your thinking with links to current peer reviewed evidence and literature
Question 4: Select two classes of drugs that would be used to manage Ted’s post operative condition. Please provide a rationale for why that drug class would be suitable for Ted. Provide a detailed description of the pharmaco-dynamics of each of the selected class of drug as well as the potential side effects and the nursing implications for administration