For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com According to the ADA Web site, 7% of the U.S. population has diabetes, and 30% of those with diabetes do not even know they have the disease. Maintaining proper levels of insulin is HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 24 critical for diabetes patients. The means by which insulin can be regulated depends upon which type of diabetes a patient has. • Resources: Appendix F, Ch. 13 of Human Diseases, and the American Diabetics Association Web site at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics.jsp • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Read the “Save Your Sight: Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes” article listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page. • Watch the How Diabetes Gets on Your Nerves and Understanding the Link Betw
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Appendix B, the My Pyramid Plan calculator Web site at http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx, and the U.S Department of Agriculture: Dietary Supplements Web site • Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] • Use Appendix B to identify patterns in nutrition essentials from birth through old age in Part A. Describe health consequences when nutrition requirements are not met in Part B. • Post Appendix B as an attachment.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: Appendix G • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Read the case studies in Appendix G. • Identify the nervous system disease the patients in each case are suffering from. • Outline the causes, effects, and treatment of the diseases by answering the questions in Appendix G. • Post Appendix G as an attachment
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: Ch. 11 of Human Diseases • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Answer questions 1-8 below. In each scenario, the patient is experiencing renal failure. Scenario A: Acute renal failure. Ms. Jones, a 68-year-old female, underwent openheart surgery to replace several blocked vessels in her heart. On her first day postoperatively, it was noted that she had very little urine output. 1. What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed symptom?
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Appendix D, and the What is Congestive Heart Failure? and Can Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented? videos • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Watch the What is Congestive Heart Failure? and Can Cardiovascular Disease be Prevented? videos listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button. • Complete Appendix D. • Post Appendix D as an attachment
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Post your response to the following: Write a 150- to 200-word script for a radio ad that promotes a healthy musculoskeletal system in old age. Address the risk factors for arthritis, osteoporosis, and injuries from falls. Incorporate prevention strategies such as proper nutrition (calcium, diet).
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: American Cancer Society (ACS) Web site at http://www.cancer.org and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Web site at http://www.cancer.gov • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Create a patient information sheet for a type of cancer of your choice, using either Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint®. Refer to the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute Web sites for information on your selected form of cancer. • Present the information in 250 to 300 words. Your goal is to educate a wide range of individuals who vary in age, reading level, and socioeconomic status. Be mindful of unique characteristics associated with the affected population. Because you have a limited word count, be brief and choose your words carefully. Be creative in your layout while maintaining a professional appearance. • Organize the information into five sections: o Causes and risk factors o Prevention, detection, and diagnosis techniques o How the cancer affects the body
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Appendix C and the Inflammatory Response multimedia activity located on aXcess at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca240/nail_in_foot.html • Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum • Open both Appendix C and the Inflammatory Response multimedia activity at the same time. • Complete the Inflammatory Response activity first; do not close the activity. You are required to enter information from the completed activity into Appendix C. • Use Appendix C and the completed Inflammatory Response multimedia activity to describe events in an inflammatory response. You will also be required to describe an immune response triggered by allergens. • Post Appendix C as an attachment.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Diseases and the glossary located on the text companion Web site at http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_mulvihill_humandisease_6 • Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum • Refer to Ch. 8 of the text and navigate to the glossary on the text companion Web site by selecting any chapter, then selecting Audio Glossary on the left side of the page. Use both resources to research your answer. • Post your response to the following: You are the supervisor for the Axia College Blood Bank. One day during a blood drive, a student donating blood asks “What exactly is in whole blood?” Answer the student’s question in 150 to 200 words by explaining the purpose of the following blood products: plasma, red blood cells, and platelets. Make sure your explanation can be easily understood by the blood donor, who has not taken any science classes
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resource: WebMD® Web site at http://www.webmd.com • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Navigate to the WebMD® Web site. • Select a digestive disorder discussed in the Main forum for this week’s Discussion Question 2. Choose a discussion in which you did not participate. HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 20 • Post your 250- to 300-word response to the following: o Describe the medical equipment and procedures involved in diagnosing and treating the condition. o If the disease has been diagnosed, do you agree with the doctor? Why or why not? o If you don’t agree with the doctor, or the disease has not yet been diagnosed, offer a diagnosis and treatment plan.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Imagine the changes a head nurse that has worked at the same hospital over the last 45 years has seen. From advances in organ transplants to the HIV/AIDS crisis, the health care delivery industry must continually re-invent itself in order to provide effective service to patients. • Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: How do disease trends impact the delivery of health care services, such as treatment options and resources available to the public?
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com • Resources: University Library and Table 15-3 on p. 325 of Human Diseases • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Select a form of mental illness from the following list: o ADHD o Anxiety disorder (select only one): panic disorder, general anxiety disorder (GAD), any phobic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) o Autism o Anorexia nervosa o Bipolar disorder o Bulimia nervosa o Depression o Schizophrenia • Compose a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in APA format that addresses the following: o Use at least three sources from the University Library. o Discuss the history or background of the illness, including myths, misconceptions, and treatments of the past. o What are the signs and symptoms of the selected mental illness? o Identify the neurotransmitters associated with the illness, and discuss how they
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 14 Fourteen percent of the population in Nairobi, Kenya is infected with the HIV virus. The rate is even higher in the Kenyan military at 20%. (Mulvihill et al., 2006) • Resource: Ch. 2 of Human Diseases • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Compose a 1,300- to 1,450-word paper in APA format that provides an overview of HIV/AIDS. Address the following: o Explain the difference between HIV and AIDS. o Describe various ways HIV can be transmitted. o Identify and discuss what has changed in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient. o Explain why the body’s innate immunity fails in an AIDS patient. o Describe treatments available for HIV/AIDS patients. o Discuss precautions to prevent the spread of HIV. o Describe at least one global awareness campaign to fight the spread of HIV. • Use at least three sources other than your text. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment. Reference Mulvihill, M. L., Zelman, M., Holdaway, P., Tompary, E., & Raymond, J. (2006) Instructor’s resource manual: Human diseases: A systemic approach (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Please Add Own Images Teenagers and young adults ages 15-24 account for 48% of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed (Mulvihill et al., 2006). Education is one of the weapons that can be used to combat the spread of STDs. • Resource: Appendix E • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Use a minimum of three sources other than the text. • Refer to Appendix E for directions and tips on building a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. • Create a PowerPoint® presentation about an STD that you could present to a group of high school students and their parents. Your presentation must include detailed speaker notes. Include the following: HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 22 o Title, introductory, concluding, and reference slides plus 10-12 slides in the body of the presentation o A definition of the term ‘STD’ o Select one STD to use as an example (you may not use HIV/AIDS as your example) throughout your discussion of the following: • Signs and symptoms o What are they? o Where are they? o How do signs and symptoms differ based upon gender? • Contrast normal with abnormal structure and function of affected parts of the body. • Identify short-term and long-term effects of the STD on affected organs • Explain how the STD is transmitted. • Describe treatment options.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Diseases, the WebMD® Web site at http://www.webmd.com, and the drkoop® Web site at http://www.drkoop.com • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Read each of the following three scenarios: o Amy, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has been complaining of being tired all the time. She is pale and a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget to feed a large family. Amy only eats pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and drinks only artificial fruit punch. o Marcus is a 5-year-old African-American male who has just moved to New York City, and is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mom tells the nurse that she carries the “trait” and wants Marcus screened for it. o Richard 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. HCA 240 Health and Diseases Course Syllabus Page 18 • Use Ch. 8 of the text to identify the blood disorder each of the three patients are at risk for. Base your identifications upon symptoms, lifestyle, or family history.
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com HCA 240 Assignment: Blood Disorders HCA 240 Exercise: Name That Pathogen HCA 240 CheckPoint: Nervous System Diseases HCA 240 CheckPoint: Nutrition and the Food Pyramid HCA 240 CheckPoint 2: Radio Ad HCA 240 WEEK 1 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 1 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 WEEK 3 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 3 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 WEEK 5 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 5 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 WEEK 7 Discussion Question 1 HCA 240 WEEK 7 Discussion Question 2 HCA 240 CheckPoint: Diagnosis and Treatment HCA 240 CheckPoint: Kidney Failure HCA 240 Assignment: HIV/AIDS: An Overview HCA 240 Assignment: Mental Illness Paper HCA 240 Final Project: Public Awareness and Human Diseases HCA 240 CheckPoint: Cardiovascular Disease Interview HCA 240 CheckPoint 1: Functions of Immunity HCA 240 CheckPoint: Type I and Type II Diabetes HCA 240 CheckPoint 1: Blood Bank Supervisor HCA 240 CheckPoint 2: Cancer Patient Information Sheet HCA 240 Assignment: High School STD Presentation HCA 240 Capstone Discussion Question