• Field: Science

Part 1

Consider the following scenario:

Due to an increase in cardiovascular disease and cancer death in the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have formed a joint task force and has tasked you with developing an educational presentation on one of these topics to share with your community. Due to the public’s lack of knowledge on these topics, it is your job to create a presentation that is informative and educational regarding your chosen topic.

Research your topic using online sources such as the FDA, CDC, NCI, and local sources for content on your topic for this presentation.

Choose ONE of the following topics:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Diabetes type I
  • Asthma Chronic
  • Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Lung cancer
    • Melanoma
  • Additional topic choices as approved by faculty

Create a 15- to 18-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with appropriate images to be presented to your community.

Include the following points:

  • Provide a brief background on your chosen disease.
  • Identify how this disease develops or how individuals contract the disease.
  • Identify ways of preventing this disease.
  • How could a fitness or exercise program, if any, help prevent this disease?
  • Explain how to treat this disease using conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), otherwise known as holistic medicine.
  • Identify the nutritional needs of the individual with this disease, as well as what their diet should be to meet the nutritional needs.
  • Make recommendations for where your audience might search for more information regarding this disease.
  • Include credible sources for the information (e.g. not Wikipedia). This will be in addition to the 15-18 slides.
  • For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft®PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, the virtual presentation can be created as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with audio files connected to each slide, podcast, webcast, teleconference, or any other virtual communication tool.

Part 2

Choose an infectious disease that is currently a human health risk. 

Research your topic using online sources such as the NIH, CDC, and WHO.

Write a 350- to 525-word blog entry on the disease.  You are getting the word out to your chosen audience.  Answer the following questions:

  1. Describe the cause and symptoms of the disease.
  2. Which populations are most susceptible to infection? How is the disease transmitted?
  3. Is there a vaccine or treatment available for the disease?
  4. Is the disease new or has it occurred in the past?
  5. Does the disease present a significant problem for the human population globally, or is it localized?

Format the reference consistent with APA guidelines.

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