HCA 240 (Health & Diseases: Understanding the Pathos of Pathology) Week 1 – 9 Complete Class All Individual and Team Assignments, DQs – A+ Graded Course Material

Week 1 Introduction to Human Health and Disease

Top 10 Causes of Death Across Populations

Resource: The Healthy People 2020 website

 

Visit the Healthy People 2020 website (http://www.healthypeople.gov/). Select a race or ethnicity in the Closer Look: Health Disparities box. Click the Get Your Results button.

 

Choose a health risk and explore resources and interventions for it.

 

Write a 200- to 250-word paper.  Consider the factors contributing to the health risk you selected:

 

  • Environmental factors
  • Changing demographics
  • Describe health consequences when nutrition requirements are not met in Part B.

 

Week 2 Immunity, Infectious Diseases, and Cancer

Individual Cancer Patient Information

For this assignment, choose from the following options:

 

  • Option 1: Families With Children
  • Option 2: Teenagers and Young Adults
  • Option 3: Middle-Aged Adults
  • Option 4: Older Adults

 

Read the instructions in Appendix B located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

Individual Infectious Disease

Choose one of the following diseases for your paper:

 

  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Influenza (bird flu, swine flu, or general viral strain)
  • Chickenpox or shingles
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus

 

Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper exploring aspects of the disease. Include the following information:

 

  • Explain the inflammatory response.
  • Describe the disease, how it is transmitted, and the environmental factors that may make someone vulnerable to it.
  • Identify standard and alternative treatments.
  • Describe the methods used to control the spread of the disease and the consequences of not controlling it.
  • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies to help prevent the disease.

 

Include at least two sources other than the text.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Post your paper as an attachment.

Week 3 Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

Individual Cardiovascular Disease Information

Resources: “Can Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented?” video and “What is Congestive Heart Failure?” video

 

Watch the “Can Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented?” video and the “What is Congestive Heart Failure?” video located with this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

Write a 300- to 350-word paper on the causes, symptoms, management, and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Week 4 Diseases of the Blood and the musculoskeletal System

Individual Radio Ad

For this assignment, choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Written Script
  • Option 2: Podcast

Read the instructions in Appendix C located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

Individual Blood Disorders

Resources: Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach and the Health Central Website

 

Use the text and the Health Central Website to research blood disorders for this assignment.

 

Read each of the following three scenarios:

 

  • Lily, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has she been complaining of being tired all the time. She is pale and is a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget to feed a large family. Lily eats only pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and she drinks only artificial fruit punch. Lily has iron deficiency anemia.
  • Davon is a 5-year-old African American male who has just moved to Chicago, and he is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mother tells the nurse that she carries the sickle cell trait and wants Davon screened for it. Davon may have the sickle cell trait.
  • Spencer has noted over the past several weeks that he is having more bruises, or ecchymosis, all over his body. After coughing this morning, he noticed tiny red marks all around his eyes. Spencer has thrombocytopenia.

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that provides details about the condition afflicting each child:

  • Explain the purpose of plasma, red blood cells, and platelets.
  • Describe the cause of each disorder.
  • Compare each patient’s symptoms with the symptoms used in diagnosis.
  • Explain how each patient can prevent the disease in the future, if possible. If the disease cannot be prevented, explain why.

 

Include at least two sources other than the text.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 5 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System

Individual Lifestyle or Medication?

Resource: Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach

 

Select a gastrointestinal disease mentioned in Ch. 9 of Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach that can be prevented or controlled by changes in lifestyle.

 

Write a 300- to 350-word paper describing the chosen disease and include the following:

 

  • Describe the lifestyle changes individuals can implement to prevent or control the disease.
  • Explain the factors that might make the lifestyle changes difficult to accomplish.
  • Propose strategies to overcome those factors.
  • Explain why you would choose lifestyle change or prescription medication if the choices were available for a condition you were diagnosed with.

 

Include at least two sources other than Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Post your paper as an attachment

Week 6 Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive System

Individual Kidney Failure Worksheet

Resources: Appendix D

Complete Appendix D.

Individual High School Presentation

Resource: Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach

 

Select a reproductive system disease from Ch. 11 of Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach.

 

Create a 7- to 10- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about a reproductive system disease. Your audience includes high school students and their parents. Include the following:

 

  • Describe the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive tracts.
  • Describe causes, symptoms, and treatment of the chosen disease.
  • Explain the short- and long-term effects of the disease on reproductive organs.

 

Include at least two sources other than Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach.

 

Format your sources consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 7 Diseases of the Endocrine System

Individual Type I and Type II Diabetes Worksheet

Resources: Appendix E

Complete Appendix E.

Week 8 Mental Illness and Diseases of the Nervous System

Individual Nervous System Diseases Worksheet

Resources: Appendix F

Complete Appendix F

Individual Mental Illness Paper

Resource: Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach

Review Table 14-1 in Ch. 14 of Human Diseases: A Systemic ApproachSelect a form of mental illness from the following list:

 

  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety disorder; select one of the following:
  • Panic disorder
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Any phobic disorder
  • Obsessive–compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Autism
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

 

Write a 1,300- to 1,650-word paper including the following:

  • Explain the history or background of the illness, including myths, misconceptions, and past treatments.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of the selected mental illness.
  • Identify the neurotransmitters associated with the illness and discuss how they are related to the signs and symptoms.
  • Describe how the illness is diagnosed, including the tests and type of professionals involved.
  • Describe the treatments and how the patient’s environment can promote or detract from successful treatment.
  • Describe how diagnosis and treatment of the illness today compares to diagnosis and treatment of the past.

Include at least two sources other than the text.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Post your paper as an attachment.

Week 9 Wrap-up of Human Diseases

Final Project Disease Trends and the Delivery of Health Care Services

Resource: Appendix A

 

Employees in the health care system manage a wide variety of health issues and diseases. This course has provided you the opportunity to take a broad look at many of these health issues. The next step is for you to look at how disease trends will influence the delivery of health care in the future.

 

Write a 1,700- to 2,100-word paper explaining how demographics and disease trends are likely to influence health care delivery services in the future. Include the following sections:

  • Aging
  • Describe the current age composition of the U.S. population and how it is expected to change in the next 10 to 20 years.
  • Identify the factors that support this trend.
  • Environmental factors
  • Changing demographics
  • Explain how the aging trend is likely to increase or decrease the health issues covered in this course. Include examples of at least two relevant diseases.
  • Explain what can be done to reduce health complications related to aging. Include at least two examples.
  • Obesity
  • Describe the current rate of obesity in the United States and how it is expected to change in the next 10 to 20 years.
  • Identify the factors that support this trend.
  • Environmental factors
  • Changing demographics
  • Explain how this obesity trend is likely to increase or decrease the health issues covered in this course. Include examples of at least two relevant diseases.
  • Explain what can be done to reduce health complications related to obesity. Include at least two examples.
  • The Future
  • Explain how health care delivery will adapt in the future to provide care for age-related health issues.
  • Explain how health care delivery will adapt in the future to provide care for obesity-related health issues.

Include at least four sources other than Human Diseases: A Systemic ApproachFormat your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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