The purpose of this assignment is for learners to:
– Improve their
knowledge base and understanding of
disease processes in neurology.
– Have the
opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout all core
courses in the FNP track and previous clinical courses.
the ability to analyze the literature be able to perform an evidenced-based
review of disease presentation, diagnosis and treatment.
professional communication and leadership, while advancing the education of
This assignment enables the student to meet the following
CO 1- Interpret subjective and objective data to develop
appropriate diagnoses and evidence based management plans for patients and
families with complex or multiple diagnoses across the lifespan.
CO 4 -Develop management plans based on current scientific
evidence and national guidelines.
For Week 1 of the course there is no case study given to you
by the faculty. Instead you will be assigned to diseases to compare and
contrast based on the first letter of your last name. This information will be
posted in the course announcements under Week 1 Welcome as well as the
“Assignment” portion of the Week 1 module.
A comparison and contrast assignment’s focus is to identify
and explore similarities and differences between two similar topics. The goal
of this exploration is to bring about a better understanding of both topics.
Week 1- Part 1: Due Wednesday by 11:59 p.m. MT
You will research the two areas of content assigned to you
and compare and contrast them in discussion post in a discussion post. NOTE: A
comparison and contrast assignment is not about listing the info regarding each
disease separately but rather looking at each disease side by side and
discussing the similarities and differences given the categories in the
categories below. Evaluation of mastery is focused on the student’s ability to
demonstrate specific understanding of how to diagnoses differ and relate to one
Address the following topics below:
Throughout the Week: Participate in interactive dialogue
with faculty and students responding to their Part 1 post moving the discussion