Description

The assignment should include each of the categories listed below.

Disease Introduction
Etiology & Risk Factors
Pathophysiologic Processes
Clinical Manifestations: Subjective and Objective Findings
Clinical Manifestations: Complications
Diagnostics & Pharmacological Recommendations

ASSIGNMENT CONTENT

Category

Points

%

Description

Introduction of disease

15

10

The introduction statement should:

1. Be one paragraph (approximately 200 words)

2. Include the disease description

3. Include the disease epidemiology

4. Includes information that is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook, as evidenced by in text citations

(4 required elements)

Etiology and Risk factors

15

10

The student includes:

1. Common causes of the disease or condition

2.Risk factors for the disease or condition

3. Impact of age on disease or condition

4. Prevalence of disease based on gender

5. Genetic basis of disease

6. Lifestyle influences on disease

7. Information that is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook, as evidenced by in text citations

8. If a listed factor is not a component of the disease the student must state so in this section

(8 required elements)

Pathophysiological processes

30

20

The student:

1. Describes changes occurring at the cellular, tissue, and/or organ level that contribute to the disease process

2. Describes adaptation of the cells and body in response to the disease

3. Relates disease processes to manifested signs and symptoms

4. Includes information that is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook, as evidenced by in text citations

(4 Required Elements)

Clinical manifestations: subjective and objective findings

23

15.4

The student:

1. Identifies subjective complaints that contribute to diagnosis of the condition

2. Identifies the body systems affected by the condition

3. Identifies physical assessment findings that contribute to diagnosis of the condition

4. Identifies pertinent laboratory tests necessary for diagnosis of condition

5. Includes information that is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook, as evidenced by in text citations

(5 Required Elements)

Complications & Diagnostics

22

14.6

The student:

1. Identifies a minimum of two (2) complications of the disease

2, Discusses the implications for the patient when complications are left untreated

3. All information is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook as evidenced by in text citations

4. Explains the purpose of each listed laboratory and diagnostic test listed within the clinical manifestations section

5. Discusses the significance of test findings in relation to the disease process

6. Includes information that is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook, as evidenced by in-text citations

(6 required elements)

Pharmacologic recommendations-(20%)

30

20

The student:

1. Lists each medication individually with rationale included

2. Includes dosage, route, dosage frequency and length of treatment for each medication

3. Includes the drug classification for each medication

4. Includes the side effects of each medication

5. Includes the potential drug interactions to consider when prescribing (medications to avoid)

6. Includes information that is supported by current scholarly literature or course textbook, as evidenced by in-text citations

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