Assignment Instructions: To help you complete Assignment #3: Final Presentation, you will first submit an outline to organize your thoughts and main points. Your Outline should be formatted in the specified way and must contain the following elements described below.
Be sure to add your name and course number to your Outline.
The Outline Format: Your Outline must be formatted as described and demonstrated by the example linked above – an alphanumeric outline created with MS Word saved as a .doc or .docx file type only. Please note that this format will be assessed in your grade:
- Use an alphanumeric sequence
- Sections should be indented and aligned
- Follow the suggested order of the required topics/subtopics
- Use brief but detailed and descriptive phrases (e.g., pain and stiffness in joints, decreased range of motion, swelling, tenderness)
The Outline Content: Your Outline should contain the following topics/subtopics in this order. Also, remember that your Final Presentation (Assignment #3) should only be 10-15 slides, so you need to be concise and clear with your information.
I. Introduction Section – this section must contain the following:
A. Topic selection and reason for selecting
B. Thoroughly define the disease/condition
C. History of the disease/condition
D. Relevant image of the disease/condition
II. Content Sections – this section must contain the following four main topics (the subtopics are recommendations to use if appropriate to your disease/condition):
1. Statistical prevalence (e.g., overall, gender, age)
2. Types of determinants (e.g., risk factors)
1. Costs to the individual/family (e.g., mental, physical, emotional)
2. Possible costs to society (dollar figures)
3. Loss of productivity in the workforce
C. Anatomy & Physiology/Etiology
1. Which parts of the body are affected [e.g., tissue(s), organ(s), and/or organ system(s)]
2. Description of the normal structure and function of affected body parts
3. How the disease/condition changes the normal structure and function of affected body parts
4. Cause(s) of the disease/condition
1. How this disease/condition is diagnosed (e.g., history, exam, diagnostic imaging, labs)
2. How the disease/condition is treated (e.g., traditional medical treatments, alternative methods of treatment)
3. The prediction (prognosis) of this disease/condition’s outcome (e.g., life expectancy, if treated, vs. untreated)
III. Conclusion Slide – this section must contain four to six bulleted points that sum up all of the main topics/subtopics (statistics/epidemiology, costs, anatomy & physiology/etiology, diagnosis/treatments/prognosis) from the body of your presentation.
IV. Reference Section
- Include a final “References” list of a minimum of five (and no more than 10) academically and scientifically credible sources used for facts shared in your Outline. (Not including images or other media.)