BIO 323 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Dr. M. Hassan Office: C316 telephone #718-230-6209
Office hours: Fridays: 12:30 - 1:30pm; 5:00 - 6:00pm; other days by appointment.
Textbook: Applied Pathophysiology for Clinical Professional People
By Thomas J. Nowak
Biology 323 is a one semester, 3 credit lecture course that meets 3 hours per week. It serves the
interests of Nursing and Paramedical students. The students are exposed to the knowledge of the basic
mechanism of the diseases affecting the adults and the children. Fundamental concepts of the disease
process and its outcome will be discussed. The discussions will include topics such as Trauma, Stress,
Genetic, Infectious, Neoplastic, Immunological, Neurological, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Digestive
and the Urinary diseases.
- Study the pathological mechanisms underlying diseased states with respect to the body’s various systems.
- Describe the manifestations of the diseases in response to these mechanisms.
- Interpret the response of the cells, the tissues, organs and the whole body as a result of the onset of the disease conditions.
- Contrast similarities and differences of the body in response to specific diseases.
- Utilize the knowledge of the course contents when formulating the nursing diagnoses and writing the plans of care for the sick.
- The course is intended for Nursing. Premedical and Paramedical students.
- Attendance is required.
- There will be 2 or 3 examinations of multiple choice type.
- You will be required to take 4 essay type quizzes of 15 minutes duration in which you will be required to detail your plan of action to a real acute or chronic disease situation. Points will be deducted for spelling and grammatical errors.
- You are encouraged to ask questions during and after the class. For additional help please see the instructor during the office hours. Office hours are listed at the end of the syllabus.
- Tutorial services as well as computer facilities are available. Please contact the instructor or Biology Department Chair for the help.
||First hourly exam. Multiple Choice Type, 40% of the grade
||Second hourly Exam. Multiple Choice Type
||2-hour exam. Multiple Choice Type, 40% of the grade.
If you miss the Final Exam, you will receive an “ABS” grade:
Quizzes will be given unannounced. Short essay types answers required. 15 minutes allowed for the
answers. Four quizzes will be given during the semester. They will make up 20% of the grade.
1, 2, 4,
|Trauma: Tissue damage, Inflammation and Healing. Shock, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome.
|Genetic Diseases: Genes & Inheritance
Genetic Diseases cont’d: Common genetic diseases and genetic counseling.
|Neoplasm: Biology of cancer. Genetic and Environmental factors
Neoplastic Diseases: Tumor invasion and metastasis.
Cancer in children
|Infectious Diseases: Microorganisms & Humans. Chapter Viral, Bacterial, Fungal and Protozoan diseases. Diseases caused by multicellular organisms. Role of Vectors in infectious diseases
|lmmunological Disorders: Immunity & Inflammation
Diseases of the Immune System
|Nervous System: Structures and Function of the Central Nervous System
Diseases of the neurologic System
|The Endocrine System: Hormones and hormonal regulations
Diseases of the Endocrine System
||MID TERM EXAM: Multiple Choice type
7, 8, 10
|Cardiovascular System: Structure and Function of the Heart, Arteries, Veins, Capillaries.
Structure of Blood
Diseases of the Blood
Diseases of the Heart and the Blood Vessels
|Respiratory/Pulmonary System: Structure & Function.
Diseases of the Respiratory System
|The Digestive System: Structure and Function including the Accessory Glands.
Liver & Pancreas
Diseases of the Digestive System including the Liver & Pancreas
|The Urinary/Renal System: Structure and Function.
Diseases of the Urinary System
||FINAL EXAM: Multiple choice type
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