Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-6-2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan and Dr. Butz


Cerebral Palsy, CP, Spasticity, Hypertonia, Neuromuscular disorder

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Cerebral Palsy (CP) as a heterogeneous condition with various types, causes, and patterns of neuropathology that all result in a disorder of posture and movement control. The most common etiologies of CP are usually congenital in nature meaning they begin in early pregnancy and happen before birth (MacLennan et. Al, 2015). However, there are still unknown causes of CP and it is now important to consider other etiologies that trigger different neuropathologies that contribute to varying symptoms of CP. Understanding the pathophysiology, causes, and signs and symptoms of CP can help facilitate appropriate treatment and therapies for improvement of function.

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Nursing Commons



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