Disease/Disorder Assignment

Choose a disease or disorder to research and complete a Written Report on a word document. The disease or disorder can be associated with one of the chapters covered in this course. Example topics: Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Hemophilia, Cardiovascular disease, Celiac Disease, Crohn ‘s Disease, Lung Cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin’s Disease, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Glomerular Disease, Cirrhosis of the liver, Diabetes (Type 1 & 2), ALS, Leprosy, AIDs, Fibromylagia, Muscular dystrophy, etc.
Use the following questions below as a template and address all questions within your written assignment. A minimum of Two (2) references are required in proper APA format. References can come from a refereed peer reviewed journal article, course textbook, and or an Internet source. The following below should be included in your assignment:
.The assignment should be typed on a Word Document, font size 12 font, font names that should be used are times new roman or Calabria (not both), normal margins (no more than 1 inch), double spaced.

Include the following in your written paper:

Title Page:

Title of your disease or disorder
Include full name, date, course
2. General detailed overview of the disease or disorder


What part of the body does it affect?
How does the disease or disorder affect the body?
Include pathological information: How does this disease effect the body system? How would the body system function normally?)
Forms or other types of the disease or disorder
3. Explain the Causes

What causes the disease or disorder?

How is the disease or disorder transmitted?
4. Explain the Incidence

How many people does this disease or disorder affect?

Does it affect a certain age group?
Does it affect a certain ethnic group?
What is the Mortality Rate?
5. Explain the Signs and Symptoms of the disease or disorder

6. Explain the Diagnosis

What tests do the doctors run to determine whether a person has the disease or disorder?

7. Explain the Treatment

What are the treatment options?
Is there a cure? If not If not, how can one maintain a level of health?
8. Explain Prevention

Are there any ways to prevent this disease/disorder?
9. Conclusion

Discuss relevant information? (First aid, current research, Foundations, etc.) related to your disease/disorder.
Discuss the reason why you chose this particular disease/disorder (a case you read or experienced/story of someone living with this disease).
10. Reference Page:

Must include at minimum of TWO references (APA format). Your references can be from refereed journal articles, textbooks, and or credible Internet sources.        

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