Length – 4 pages – (not including a References and Cover Page)
Lines must be 1.5 spaced, size 12 font, margins 1” left, right, upper and lower.
Use the APA format for references, there are instructions in the College Library for your information.
Cite all borrowed language in quotations (not more than 10% of your paper)
Research must include AT LEAST 6 different REPUTED sources.
Bibliography / Reference Page should be on a separate page.
Before giving in your paper for grading on or before the due date; Submit your paper on Canvas for Plagiarism assessment on ‘Turnitin’ it should not be over 18% matching. If > 18% your paper will be returned as plagiarized WITH ZERO SCORE.
You are required to write a critical analysis of the disease of your choice.
Included in this analysis, you will need to explain how the disease you chose affects the various body systems where relevant.
The following relevant and concise information must (if pertinent) be included in your write up. Topic selection is within the systems being covered in the course
Name of disease
History of the disease / Demographic Data: Age, sex, race distribution in population.
Description of disease
Anatomy of the system(s) involved
Effects on other body systems
Cause of disease
Signs and symptoms
Diagnosis of the disease
Complications, if any
Treatment and side effects
Conclusion should include the following:
Brief mention of current or proposed research that may significantly impact the
Prevention strategies if any
Your insight / opinion
NOTE: you must focus on the anatomy & physiology of the disease/disorder. Cover the normal anatomy & physiology of the organ system affected and then state what the disease/disorder does to this organ system, and other organ systems. In other words, if you are picking meningitis, do not want you to go too much in detail about the bacteria that causes it but how the bacteria escapes our body’s defenses and what the bacteria does to other tissues. Also note this is NOT a clinical paper on the disease.
Suggested Topics for the Paper: (Obtain Instructor’s approval of your topic)
Below listed systems are covered in Bio 202, so topic selection MUST be within these systems.
- The Cell Membrane/physiology: Cystic Fibrosis and other membrane related disorders.
- Integumentary System / Skin: common diseases, disorders and pathologies of skin including color disorders
- Bone: common diseases, disorders and pathologies of bone
- Joints: common diseases and disorders e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Etc.
- Muscle Tissue:
• Skeletal – neuromuscular junction, action of blocking agents at NMJ
- Endocrine – System: common diseases, disorders and syndromes
- Nervous System: System: common diseases, disorders and syndromes
• Spinal Cord
• Autonomic Nervous System
- General Senses
- Special Senses:
• Eye: common refractive errors, diseases and disorders including causes of blindness
• Ear: common hearing disorders, including causes of deafness
- Any tropical disease related to the above systems
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Research Paper
Pages / words-4 / 1100
Number of sources-6
Academic level-Freshman (College 1st year)
Language style-US English