Human disease and drug phamacology

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Bryant & Stratton College

HCAS143 Human Diseases and Drug Pharmacology

Summative Assessment #3 – Part 2

Summative Assessment #3 is worth 10% of your overall course grade.This portion of this assessment will be worth 50% of the assessment’s total grade.

Outcome(s) Assessed:

  • Course Outcomes

oExplain the fundamental concepts and processes of diseases and/or conditions.

oRelate the causes and mechanisms of disease with the associated diagnosis, treatments, and medications typically prescribed.

Institutional Outcome

oThinking Abilities – Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.

Relevant Background Information:

This assessment will examine the pathologies, diagnostic testing, patient presentations, and treatments for conditions related to the endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems.The knowledge and skills learned will allow the student to understand common presentations of various disease processes, common medication use associated with various system related conditions, as well as the related lab/diagnostic tests for each condition. The knowledge and skills learned would allow the student to interpret basic medical information such as lab work, prescription orders and diagnoses that they would see within a patient’s medical chart.

Assessment Purpose:

To prepare the student to identify signs, symptoms, and lab/diagnostic results associated with various systems related pathologies/diseases.

Assessment Directions:

For this assessment, you will complete 4 short answer questions. Provide your answers in a well-developed paragraph of 100 – 150 words for each question. Type your responses into a Word document with your name, date, and the title of this assessment at the top of the page.Total word count for this assessment should not exceed 500 words.

Ms. T, age 28 years, has noticed urgency, frequency, and dysuria recently, as well as an unusual odor to the urine. Urinalysis indicated a heavy concentration of Escherichia coli in the urine, some pus, and WBCs. Ms. T was prescribed antibiotics, which she took for the first few days. This seemed to give her relief, but she then stopped taking the medication. Within a few days, the symptoms returned, but she decided to “just live with it.”

Discussion Questions

1.Explain how the disease process and development of cystitis resulted in the presentation and lab results of Ms. T.

2.Discuss the complications that might develop in Ms. T if this is left untreated.

3. Identify possible plan of care options that may include patient education, treatment options, necessary referral(s) and/or further diagnostic testing for Ms. T.

Reflection Discussion

1.Describe the approach you have taken in completing each of the assessments throughout this course thus far and how this has helped you to prepare for the final culminating summative assessment that you will complete in the final week of this course. What adjustments have you had to make throughout the course to ensure continual improvement?

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