Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 2015

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo


Metabolic Diseases, Women's Health

Subject Categories

Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Medical Pathology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


The main goal of this project was to educate peers on the pathophysiology of a disease or disorder of choice. The topic to be discussed is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This topic was chosen based on personal interest in women’s health issues. PCOS is a metabolic disease affecting 5-10 percent of women of childbearing age (Morgan, 2013). Characteristics of PCOS include enlarged ovaries consisting of multiple small cysts surrounding the outer ovary, with unknown cause (Morgan, 2013). Leading to the ovaries producing an increased amount of androgen (male hormones) (Morgan, 2013).



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