|Course code module||SP-VPLVR017|
|Study load (hours)||140|
|Instructor(s)||Marie Madeleine Couttenye|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
The students have a bacholor in Nursery.
Bachelor's degree in nursing
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Knowledge of fundamental pathophysiological processes, necessary for the delivery of evidence based nursery and midwifery care. To be able to integrate clinical and scientific knowledge in view of the application, development and coordination of nursery and midwifery care programs. Coordination and organisation of patient care in a multidisciplinary environment, in view of an improved quality of care.
3. Course content
In FKV2 different aspects of the homeostasis of the human body are studied. Moreover, the impact of failing homeostatic mechanisms on the patient and the need for - mostly - multidisciplinary care that is generated are discussed. This part of FKV is focused on chronic illnesses and the need for care that ensues.
The following items are teached as lectures.
1. Water and sodium: homeostatic mechanisms and pathological features.
2. Acid-base and postassium: homeostatic mechanisms and pathological features.
3. Liver: physiology, pathophysiological mechanisms and illnesses.
4. Nutrition: general principles, diagnosis of malnutrition, principles of dietary advice.
5. Diabetes: pathophysiology, treatment of the 2 main types of diabetes.
6. Chronic renal failure: functional anatomy of the kidney, pathophysiological processes and their consequences for the patient.
7. Chronic illness: psychosocial aspects.
8. Dialysis: description of different techniques, their (contra-) indications pro's and con's, organisation.
9. Immunity and infections: basic principles.
10. Transplantation: renal transplantation as an example to illustrate basic knowledge of allo-immunity, organisatorical aspects, use of immunosupressants.
11. Basics of pharmacology: to endorse a rational use of drugs (kinetics, interactions).
In the practice sessions, these topics are illustrated with cases, exercises, interactive sessions with reference-nurses, study of relevant literature.
Finally, the students also have to work in group along the whole academic year on the development of a "clinical path".
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessions
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupCase studies - in groupSupervised self-studyPortfolioProject-based work - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookMultiple choice
6. Compulsory reading – study material
The powerpoint presentations will be available on blackboard. At the start of the lessons, handouts are distributed.
7. Recommended reading - study material
In each module of FKV suggestions are made for literature on specific topics. For specific tasks, the students are expected to explore national and international sources such as professional literature and internet.
As general reference books "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine" and "Human Physiology - An Integrated Approach (editor DU Silverthorn)" are advised.
During the development of the "clinical path", regular meetings with the supervisors are organised. Individual advice can be given after obtaining a personal appointment.