Week 9 Discussion 1: Question-Based Discussion—Team A (Sensory Disorders)

Value: 100 points

Due: To facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to at least two of your classmates, on two separate days, by Day 7.

Gradebook Category: Discussions

Initial Post

It is understood that thoughtful responses to your topic question(s) will take some time and thought. Please organize your thoughts before creating your initial post.

Based on your assigned team, create an initial post by answering all questions in your team’s case study, making sure to address all components of all questions.

By Day 3, post your initial response to your assigned part of the case study as a reply to the appropriate discussion thread. Please be sure to number the questions addressed and include all components of each question in your response. Each initial response must have a reference, including at least two scholarly references other than your textbook or course materials. Your post should comprehensively address the questions posed.

Team A

Week 9 Discussion Team A Worksheet (Word)

Sensory Disorders

  1. Infection and trauma can happen to both the cornea and the conjunctiva. Which is more serious? Using pathophysiology, explain why.
  2. Compare wide-angle and narrow-angle glaucoma, including the pathophysiology and signs of each.
  3. Describe the two types of macular degeneration and current treatments.
  4. Patients who have experienced a blow to the back of the head often report “seeing stars.” Using pathophysiology, explain why this happens.
  5. Otitis media is much more common in infants and young children. Thinking about the structure and function of the ear, explain why this is.
  6. Why does Ménière’s syndrome cause both hearing loss and vertigo?


Select posts from two peers that addressed a case study from a different team than you. For example, students from Team A reply to one post from Team B and one post from Team C. Each reply must use at least one scholarly reference other than your textbook.

Thinking about your population-specific NP track and anticipated practice area:

  • Describe a patient you might encounter where you could apply the information learned in your peer’s post.
  • What “signs” and “symptoms” would you expect this patient to exhibit? Identify at least four, describe the finding, and classify each as subjective or objective data.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.

Posting to the Discussion Forum

  1. Select Add a new discussion topic.
  2. Type your topic in the subject line.
  3. Create your post.
  4. Select Post to Forum.