An understanding of cells and cell behavior is a critically important component of disease diagnosis and treatment
NURS6501 Advanced Pathophysiology
Week 2 Assignment
Case Study Analysis
An understanding of cells and cell behavior is a critically important component of disease diagnosis and treatment. But some diseases can be complex in nature, with a variety of factors and circumstances impacting their emergence and severity.
Effective disease analysis often requires an understanding that goes beyond isolated cell behavior. Genes, the environments in which cell processes operate, the impact of patient characteristics, and racial and ethnic variables all can have an important impact.
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An understanding of the signals and symptoms of alterations in cellular processes is a critical step in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. For APRNs, this understanding can also help educate patients and guide them through their treatment plans.
In this Assignment, you examine a case study and analyze the symptoms presented. You identify cell, gene, and/or process elements that may be factors in the diagnosis, and you explain the implications to patient health.
By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific case study for this Case Study Assignment. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.
The Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)
Develop a 1- to 2-page case study analysis in which you:
Explain why you think the patient presented the symptoms described.
Identify the genes that may be associated with the development of the disease.
Explain the process of immunosuppression and the effect it has on body systems.
By Day 7 of Week 2
Submit your Case Study Analysis Assignment by Day 7 of Week 2.
Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The sample paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates). All papers submitted must use this formatting.
Submission and Grading Information
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Advanced Pathophysiology (NURS6501)
Assignment for Week 2
Analyzing Case Studies
Understanding cells and cell function is an essential component of illness diagnosis and treatment. However, some diseases are complicated in nature, with a number of causes and conditions influencing their emergence and severity.
Effective disease analysis frequently necessitates a comprehension that extends beyond isolated cell behavior. Genes, the settings in which cell processes occur, patient features, and racial and ethnic variables can all have a significant impact.
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Understanding the signals and symptoms of cellular process changes is an important step in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. This information can also assist APRNs educate patients and guide them through the process.