Advanced Pathophysiology

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    Can anyone give some advance tips on Advanced Pathophysiology? Are we talking cellular level class memorization or clinical application/differential diagnosis? I have no idea what to expect. I graduated with BSN >15 years ago.
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    Hi, I am finishing up an adv. patho class this week. Not sure if it is like this at other schools, but this course included lots of info at both the cellular level and the clinical level! I have to say, it was more "cellular" than I expected. Quizzes and exams were a mix of cellular and clinical, while the case studies were mostly clinical. It didn't involve a ton of memorizing because the professor allowed open-book exams so that we could research each answer and learn in the process. In the case studies, we were given a clinical situation, and we had to explain what disease the patient had, the reason for the signs/symptoms, how we would treat it, and anything unusual about the case. We didn't technically do any "differential diagnoses"- I am hoping there will be more of that in future classes that accompany the advanced practice clinicals.

    Good luck with your class!
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    thanks!!!!
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    my patho class delved into the cellular level as well - it really helped me look at everything with a more focused eye, that's for sure!
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    Quote from Christen, RN
    my patho class delved into the cellular level as well - it really helped me look at everything with a more focused eye, that's for sure!
    Anyone care to share notes? I start Adv Patho in 2 weeks.
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    My teacher provided us with powerpoints, but honestly I read the book. My book was really good! For once!
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    Quote from Christen, RN
    My teacher provided us with powerpoints, but honestly I read the book. My book was really good! For once!
    Honestly, I've heard my instructor will only lecture and test directly from her notes. Not the book at all. What is your most memorable moment in the class Christen?
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    I did it 2 terms ago, and it was mostly understanding the basis of disease. So how things should work, and what's going wrong. Mostly at a cellular level, then showing what clinical signs people would present with. Not a lot of case studies in my case.

    I have practice questions, outlines and PPTs if you want them.
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    Quote from ghillbert
    I did it 2 terms ago, and it was mostly understanding the basis of disease. So how things should work, and what's going wrong. Mostly at a cellular level, then showing what clinical signs people would present with. Not a lot of case studies in my case.

    I have practice questions, outlines and PPTs if you want them.
    GHillbert, yes I want all you got. Please contact me here so we can exchange info....

    Chelsea1992Edwards@yahoo/com
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    yes, can I contact you on a private email address to get a copy of your practice questions also??? I think I will also keeps such notes and outlines for future students looking for information also. I am trying to figure out how to study and the difference between Adv Patho and undergraduate patho.


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