Advanced Pathophysiology

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  Winnie04 profile page
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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!!!!
  5. Visit  Christen, ANP profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  YellowBoneRN profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  Christen, ANP profile page
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    My teacher provided us with powerpoints, but honestly I read the book. My book was really good! For once!
  8. Visit  YellowBoneRN profile page
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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?
  9. Visit  ghillbert profile page
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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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  10. Visit  YellowBoneRN profile page
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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
  11. Visit  psychVARN profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  ladyarwen3 profile page
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    hey y'all
    I am taking advanced Patho online .... its BRUTAL ...
    I ordered the studyguide to accompany Porth .... but so far it is not helping me with the quizzes...
    does anyone else have any recommendations?
  13. Visit  psychVARN profile page
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    Hi! any new developments with your class? I bought this book called Patho Made Ridiculously Easy (amazon.com)and it really breaks down the information in an easy to understand manner. I wonder if you might find it helpful for your quizzes! good luck! I start online Patho in the Fall.

    Are you taking patho online or traditional classroom?
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  14. Visit  Christen, ANP profile page
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    LOL - my most memorable moment was passing the class!

    Most of the classes we take as APNs tend to be (IMO) "building classes" - i.e., we've already got a lot of this knowledge, we've seen some (or many) of these disease processes in our practice, but now we're building on the knowledge we already have. Having a better, more thourough understanding of the disease processes really helps you understand what exactly is going on with that patient, and what you, the APN, are going to do about it.

    My book came with a workbook which broke down each chapter to, like, four pages, so I was able to breeze through the things I was very familiar with and suppliment with the text those areas I didn't really know.


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