Write a 2-3 page paper (excluding title and reference pages). Include the following information (also outlined in the grading rubric) about the selected disease process:
- Introduction of disease
- Etiology and risk factors
- Pathophysiological processes
- Clinical Manifestations & Complications e. Diagnostics 4) Provide a reference list in APA format. a. A minimum of two (2) scholarly, primary sources are required. b. Given the nature of the research, current literature is preferred (within 5 years)
Introduction of disease
10 20% Provide a brief description of the disease/disorder. This part of the paper should not be limited to the definition of the disease. Include epidemiology as appropriate.
10 20% Identify common causes and risk factors for the disease, to include age, gender, environmental, genetic, and lifestyle.
10 20% Describe how the disease begins by describing the cause and mechanisms of the disease that give rise to signs and symptoms. Remember pathophysiology should be on a cellular level. Include information on how the body attempts to overcome/correct the disease, if applicable.
Clinical Manifestations & Complications
10 20% Describe the physical signs and symptoms that are important in considering the presence of the disease.
5 10% Describe common laboratory and diagnostic tests used to determine the presence of the disease. Provide information on significant findings for these diagnostic studies associated with the disease.