Discusses how blood pressure is measured and list the values used to define normal, pre-hypertension, and the two stages of hypertension. Lists the health problems associated with hypertension. Identifies the risks associated with isolated systolic hypertension and white coat hypertension. Lists the primary and secondary causes of hypertension. Describes the various risk factors related to hypertension. Identifies the options for treating hypertension with medications or lifestyle changes.
Recognizes the significance of the immune system in combating infection and disease. Distinguishes between innate and adaptive immune responses. Identifies the humoral and cellular components of the non-specific immune response. Differentiates between acute and chronic inflammation. Identifies the mechanisms of combating infection/disease. Outlines the components of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
Identifies the differences between functional gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel diseases. Explains the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and identifies appropriate treatment strategies. Discusses the pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative collitis and identify appropriate treatment strategies. Identifies psychosocial issues in chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Discusses new research on the causes of gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcer disease.
Lists causes and health hazards of falls. Outlines methods of preventing falls among the elderly. Lists the techniques for improving balance among the elderly. Describes procedures to prevent falls and reduce the risks of injury.
Describes the anatomical structure of the knee. Identifies the different types of knee injuries and their manifestations. Differentiates between major and minor injuries and the causes of knee pain. Explains strategies for preventing knee pain. Discusses the medical and surgical options now available to treat knee pain/injury.
Describes how leg and foot pathologies can impair functional ability. Describes the role of different disciplines in the diagnosis
and treatment of leg and foot pathologies. Outlines evidence-based interventions for each condition. Identifies risk factors for each leg/foot condition. Identifies how this course will impact his/her current practice and interaction with patients, clients, and families.
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Defines low back pain. Describes the prevalence of this condition within the U.S. Identifies the different causes of low back pain. Describes some of the treatment approaches employed. Discuss ways to prevent low back pain.