This pathophysiology course has taught me a great deal, particularly when it comes to my knowledge of the medical field and has improved my assessment skills. Pathophysiology was a fairly foreign concept to me prior to my enrolling in this course, but as it is a requirement for all medical professionals, I knew that one day I would have to take pathophysiology. Although the information was new to me, it was intriguing and engaging.
I have already taken numerous courses observing how a disease manifests in a patient, pathophysiology taught me about how the body responds to the and what changes occur in the body as a result of the specific illness. This was great knowledge because it helped me learn how to treat and reverse illnesses in future patients of mine.
In the example where Delilah just discovered that she has polycystic ovary syndrome, yet she and her husband want to have a baby, this pathophysiology course has trained me to educate Delilah about the risks involved with trying to have a child after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as discuss with her various fertility treatments that have been shown to be successfully when it comes to helping women with PCOS come to full-term.
After this course, I have walked away with a broader knowledge of the medical field, a better way of approaching patients, improved assessment skills and more. Although both pathology and physiology were both areas that intrigued me prior to taking pathophysiology, I still was able to take away a great deal of knowledge that I will be able to apply in my field of practice.