Module 1 – Case
Introduction, Organization & Integumentary System
Case Assignment Overview
For this first case assignment,
1) Read the following scientific paper:
Cordain L, et al. 2002. Acne vulgaris: A disease of western civilization. Archives of Dermatology. 2002;138:1584-1590.
You can find it online as a free access article in Archives of Dermatology.
2) Use the paper by Cordain et al. (2002), the additional sources on your bookshelf, and your required reading to research aspects this disorder and write a 2-3 page paper that includes a discussion of the following:
- What is the normal anatomy and physiology of the skin. What are the functions, layers, skin appendages, and cells found in the skin?
- How is the normal anatomy and physiology of the skin altered in the diseased state, Ance vulgaris?
- What are symptoms associated with the selected disorder?
- How does the prevalence of this disorder in the US differ from its prevalence in the non-western population studied in Cordain et al (2002)? What factors do the authors attribute to this difference?
An additional excellent online resource is:
Atlas of Human Anatomy
Paper Expectations for this Course!
The biggest reason papers are rejected or receive a failing grade is plagiarism! Please be sure that you are taking notes from your sources, and compiling and synthesizing these notes into YOUR OWN WORDS! Papers containing copied text will be rejected and failed!
I want everyone to succeed in this course and am going to provide you with step-by-step instructions to help you achieve the highest possible grade on your paper.
One of the major issues that I have come across is receiving papers from students that donâ€™t meet the criteria for full points to be awarded. The major reason for this is failure to adequately address all of the stated objectives to the appropriate degree of a given assignment.
A great way to overcome this problem is to begin your paper by examining the â€œweightâ€ of each part of your paper. In each assignment, look to see how points are distributed AND what areas must be covered in your paper.
I require the use of headings and sub-headings for your paper to organize the content. This helps to determine if all the criteria have been addressed and demonstrates the flow and organization of the content.
For example: Let us assume that you are given instructions to write a 2 page paper. Imagine that there are 4 areas (or objectives or instructions), each worth 25% of your papers overall grade. You should make certain that your paper covers each topic equally. Here is an example:
Cover Page (cover pages are required for ALL written academic work)
Objective/instruction 1 (1/2 page)
Objective/instruction 2 (1/2 page)
Objective/instruction 3 (1/2 page)
Objective/instruction 4 (1/2 page)
Module 1 – SLP
Introduction, Organization & Integumentary System
The purpose of this assignment is to help you organize the information that you have learned and to enable you to articulate it in a logical, organized and succinct manner. Some degree of repetition will be involved in this assignment, but this is truly the way concepts of anatomy and physiology are committed to memory.
In this first SLP, you will prepare a presentation on histology, the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues. You must make at least 15 slides that provide your audience with information on the histology of two tissues, epithelium and connective tissue. Your slides should include the following sections:
- Discuss the importance of a cell and why it is considered the basic functional unit of life
- Define the function, general structure, and give examples of epithelial tissue: simple vs. stratified; squamous, cuboidal, columnar, and pseudostratified columnar
- Define the function, general structure, and give examples of connective tissue: CT proper, loose and dense; cartilage (three types); bone (two types); and blood (RBCs, WBCs, and platelets)
- Label images of histological slides of the skin, including the regions (epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis) and the epithelial and CT tissue types in each region.
NYU Virtual Microscope
Your SLPâ€™s for this course will be a series of PowerPoint presentations. Each presentation will include speaker notes. Please be mindful of formatting and scholarly content as outlined below:
The power point presentation should be attractive, balanced and flow logically.
The following site will help you with your PowerPoint presentation:
Since the presentation will include information that you are obtaining from other areas, you will need to include appropriate references. References used in the power point presentation should be cited using APA format, and a comprehensive reference list should appear on the final slide(s). PLEASE NOTE: Wikipedia is not considered scholarly.
What are speaker notes?
As you recall, the PowerPoint slides should only give your audience some â€œkeyâ€ points about the topic. You should not try to â€œcramâ€ your slides full of information as this makes your slides appear sloppy and too â€œbusyâ€. Speaker notes can help the presenter remember everything that he or she wants to say about a particular slide.
Keep in mind- speaker notes are REQUIRED—they serve as the written portion of your SLP. The slides are one part of your SLP, but the speaker notes show me how you have taken the wide range of materials presented in each module and organized them into a logical, sequential presentation.
How do I make speaker notes?
Follow these simple steps to add speaker notes to your PowerPoint presentation:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation
- Go to the â€œViewâ€ menu and select the â€œNotesâ€ page.
- The notes page will be small, so you will have to go to the â€œViewâ€ menu again and select â€œZoomâ€ in order to make them bigger. Select the percentage of zoom that you want (the higher the percentage, the larger the page will become).
- Click inside the notes page and begin typing your speaker notes.
- Continue doing this on each slide until your speaker notes are written.
Once you have finished writing your speaker notes, save your presentation & it is ready to be graded!
NOW that you know what your presentation should look like, let us turn our attention to what it should containâ€¦
THEME of your SLP: Teaching your first Anatomy & Physiology course!
For your SLP, you have been asked to teach an anatomy and physiology course for a local vocational nursing school. In order to do this, you are going to need to prepare a PowerPoint presentation that will be used in your lectures.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Number of Slides: 15
Content of Slides: Your presentation should address each of the areas listed above.
You will find some histology references on your bookshelf to help you accomplish this assignment.
Each slide will contain speaker notes sufficient to accomplish topics 1-4 listed above (what you would say to a live audience if you were presenting this information).