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:
Coronary artery disease
Congenital heart disease
Congestive heart failure
Hypertensive heart disease
Diabetes type I
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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. (In the absence of virtual communication tools, Speaker Notes are acceptable)