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Assignment 2: LASA 1: Case Studies Presentation

By Wednesday, December 11, 2013 create a PowerPoint presentation to educate a group of medical students participating in their grand rounds. There should be at least ten slides in your PowerPoint as well as a title slide and a slide listing all your sources for creating this slideshow. You should also create speaker notes for each slide of your presentation, which include the main talking points for the topic addressed in the slide. Submit your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropboxhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png.

In order to create your slideshow, review the two case studies and then answer the following questions:

Case Study 1: Isaac is a 59-year-old man. Several months ago, he noticed a slight tremor in his hands. He assumed this to be a normal consequence of aging. The tremor, however, gradually worsened along with some muscular stiffness and slowness in initiating movement. The tremor was more pronounced when he was not voluntarily moving. Isaac was referred to a neurologist who diagnosed him with Parkinson’s diseasehttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png. After visiting the neurologist, Isaac and his family ask you to further explain this disorder. Isaac also asks about L-dopa as a treatment—the neurologist had mentioned L-dopa as an effective medication but instead prescribed selegiline.

·         What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

·         What are the possible causes? Be sure to discuss both hereditary and environmental factors thought to contribute to the cause of this disease.

·         What parts of the brain does this disease affect?

·         Why do you think the neurologist prescribed selegiline instead of L-dopa?

Case Study 2: Sabrina is a 27-year-old woman who recently underwent a corpus callosotomy. Initially after surgery, when given a verbal command, Sabrina demonstrated marked apraxia of the left hand. However, the extent of this issue diminished over time. Please answer the following questions about this client:

·         What disorder was most likely being treated by this operation, and how is the surgery performed?

·         In what way is the surgery expected to help Sabrina?

·         Analyze the risks and benefits of the surgery, and compare these to the risks and benefits of an alternative treatment. If the decision were yours, which would you recommend? Explain your reasoning.

·         What was the cause of the apraxia?

·         What does the reduction in apraxia symptoms tell us about hemispheric specialization?

Follow the “PowerPoint Presentations-Tips” (available in Doc Sharing). For this assignment and all Dropboxhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png assignments, you are required to cite, at a minimum, the online course and the textbook for the course. Additional sources are welcome. Scholarly sources are preferred and can be found through AUO’s Library. Additional, non-scholarly sources from reputable Web and print sources are also acceptable. For reputable Web sources, look for .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Please do not use Wikipedia.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Described the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Discussed what parts of the brain this disease affects.

24

Discussed hereditary and environmental factors thought to contribute to the cause of Parkinson’s disease.

24

Analyzed the reasons why selegiline was prescribed instead of L-dopa.

28

Discussed the disorder being treated by the corpus callosotomy and how the surgery is performed. Explained how the surgery will help Sabrina.

20

Analyzed the risks and benefits of the surgery and an alternative treatment, and explained your recommendation.

24

Explained the cause of the apraxia.

16

Analyzed what the reduction in apraxia symptoms reveals about hemispheric specialization.

20

Standard presentation components (20%).

44

Total:

200

 

 

 

Assignment 2: Evaluation of a Weight Losshttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.pngProgram

Many Americans believe that they are overweight, from a few pounds to a few hundred pounds. Because of this, weight losshttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png systems are big business. For this assignment you are to select weight loss systemhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png and evaluate it in terms of the information about the physiology of ingestive behavior covered this week.

·         Find a Web site/brochure/popular article/advertising about weight control that proposes a mechanism for loss of excess weight.

·         Document the key proposals in terms of the main claims for success  for the program (for example: restriction of fat, small portions).

·         Describe the reasons provided for the effectiveness of the program (for example: A full stomach reduces hunger, etc.).

·         Discuss the physiological components involved in the weight loss program. Clearly express an understanding of the physiology of the process of hunger, satiation, eating, and drinking as relevant for the weight loss method being described (for example: Long periods between meals would be likely to reduce blood sugar levelshttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png).

·         Present a critique of the materials based on the module information on eating and weight regulation.

·         Evaluate the proposal and suggest whether you would try this weight loss systemhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png or recommend it to someone else. Explain why or why not.

For this assignment you are required to cite, at a minimum, the online course and the text book for the course. Additional sources are welcome. Scholarly sources are preferred and can be found through AUO’s Library.  Please see the Library and Tutoring Services section under Course Home to use AUO’s Library.  Additional, non-scholarly sources from reputable Web and print sources are also acceptable. For reputable Web sources, look for .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Please do not use Wikipedia.

Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors.  It should include a title page and a reference page. The body of the paper should be between 3-4 pages. Submit your response to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropboxhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png by Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Documented the key proposals in terms of the main claims for success of the program

12

Discussed reasons provided for the effectiveness of the program

12

Discussed the physiological components involved in the weight loss program

20

Presented a critique of the materials based on information on eating and weight regulation.

20

Evaluated the proposal and provided reasons as to whether you would try this weight loss systemhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png or recommend it to someone else.

16

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship inhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

100

 

 

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Effects of Stress

Provide a one-page description of a stressful event currently occurring in your life. Then referring to information you learned throughout this course, address the following:

1. Describe the physiological changes in the brain that occur due to the stress response.

2. What emotional and cognitive effects might occur due to this stressful situation?

3. Would the above changes (physiological, cognitive, or emotional) be any different if the same stress were being experienced by a person of the opposite sex, or someone much older or younger than you?

4.If the situation continues, how might your physical health be affected?

5.Describe 3 behavioral strategies that you could implement to reduce the effects of this stressor. Explain how each behavior could cause changes in brain physiology (for example, exercise can raise serotonin levels).

6. Would there be any ethical considerations you would have to keep in mind as you seek to implement these behavioral strategies to reduce the effects of this stressor? How would you ensure your strategies do not negatively impact other aspects of your life or those in your life?

In addition to citing the online coursehttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png and the text, you are also required to cite a minimum of two scholarly sources.  Please see the Library and Tutoring Services section under Course Home to use AUO’s Library to find appropriate scholarly sources. Additional non-scholarly sources from reputable Web and print sources are also acceptable. For reputable Web sources, look for .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Please do not use Wikipedia.

Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors.  It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. The body of the paper should be at least 6 pages in length.

Submit your response to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropboxhttp://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png by Saturday, December 21, 2013.

 

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Described a stressful event.

20

Explained the physiological changes in the brain that occur due to the stress response.

36

Explained the emotional and cognitive effects that may occur due to this stressful situation

32

Analyzed potential differences in physiological, cognitive, and emotional responses in someone of a different age or sex.

32

Discussed the physical health risks.

28

Provided 3 behavioral strategies to reduce the effects of the stressor and explain how each could cause changes in brain physiology.

40

Analyzed ethical considerations in implementing behavioral strategies and offered suggestions for addressing these.

40

Integrated at least 2 scholarly references to support ideas.

8

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion.
Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice.
Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
APA Elements (24 points): In-text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style.

64

Total:

300







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