Nursing Pathophysiology Spring 2007 - page 3

I am taking this as one of my pe-reqs to start NS in August. Is anyone else taking Nursing patho in the spring?... Read More

  1. by   rachelv
    Anyone taking an online Pathophysiology class?

    I'm taking it at University of Iowa. I like it a lot so far but I am not sure how to study for the midterm and final. There is so much info and the test will only have 50 multiple choice questions.

    There is only 310 points possible for the course so every point counts and I want to do well. (90 points give for 9 written assignments based on lesson question)

    So anyone take this course and could lead me in the right direction for the tests? Any study tips recommended or that helped you in other patho classes? I have heard about concept mapping and it sounds really great, but we are not using that, I've heard that's the best way to learn patho- too bad this teacher is not using it! The instructor stated that the test questions will come from Ch. outlines that were supplied. But that is a ton of information and I have also filled it in will a lot of info too!!! Any tips that helped you study patho would be greatly appreciated!- Thanks


    Yes, it is just as detailed as AandP for the previos poster! There is so much info!!! especially what is happening on a cellular level- who knew so much was involved! I do like it a lot though!

    I am taking this class as a pre- req online and find it a little difficult just because I it would be nice to have some clinical application and be actually seeing some of the stuff that is being talked about book knowledge vs actual experience!
  2. by   shoegalRN
    Quote from rachelv
    Anyone taking an online Pathophysiology class?

    I'm taking it at University of Iowa. I like it a lot so far but I am not sure how to study for the midterm and final. There is so much info and the test will only have 50 multiple choice questions.

    There is only 310 points possible for the course so every point counts and I want to do well. (90 points give for 9 written assignments based on lesson question)

    So anyone take this course and could lead me in the right direction for the tests? Any study tips recommended or that helped you in other patho classes? I have heard about concept mapping and it sounds really great, but we are not using that, I've heard that's the best way to learn patho- too bad this teacher is not using it! The instructor stated that the test questions will come from Ch. outlines that were supplied. But that is a ton of information and I have also filled it in will a lot of info too!!! Any tips that helped you study patho would be greatly appreciated!- Thanks


    Yes, it is just as detailed as AandP for the previos poster! There is so much info!!! especially what is happening on a cellular level- who knew so much was involved! I do like it a lot though!

    I am taking this class as a pre- req online and find it a little difficult just because I it would be nice to have some clinical application and be actually seeing some of the stuff that is being talked about book knowledge vs actual experience!
    I'm taking Patho now and I'm doing ok. I have a B average (just on test material alone, not including any quizzes). What's helped me ALOT was that I pay MAJOR attention to the manifestations of each disease. I also pay attention to the hemodynamics and why the manifestations are occuring for that particular disease at the cellular level. I also would highly recommend Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy by Lippincott. I also have the Pathophysiology Made Incredibily Easy. I would spend at least 1 day a week going over 2 of my study guides and then correlating them with the Made Incredibly Easy books for a laymen understanding. So far, it's worked for me.

    Good luck to you!
  3. by   rachelv
    Thanks for the great tip about the book, I went to Amazon.com and found a used one- it's on it's way to me! It also got lots of great reviews on Amazon. Another book I found that I bought (in prep for my summer accelerated course) A Pharm book: Lippincott's illustrated review. - also got great reviews. It was adviced over the incredibly easy series???

    I have gotten other study aids and it is nice for a review and to get the laymans version also and helps straighten things out after a complicated lecture or sometimes I have even used it as a pre- read of what to expect on the upcoming topic. So thanks I was trying to get by this time without getting additional books but for this subject- I think anything that helps is worth it!

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