College of the Canyons Lung Cancer Report

College of the Canyons Lung Cancer Report

College of the Canyons HLHSCI 249 Medical Terminology Spring 2021 Health Condition Report The purpose of the Health Condition Report is to use reputable healthcare resources when researching a medical condition. Also to recognize medical terms and be able to define them. Directions: 1) Choose a health condition from one of those listed below. You may choose another condition that was presented in your text that wasn’t covered in class (chapters 2-7) but you must have instructor approval ahead of time if you choose something not on this list. Psoriasis Cystic Fibrosis Tuberculosis Lung Cancer Lymphoma Irritable Bowel Syndrome Crohn’s disease Rheumatic Heart Disease Varicose Veins AIDS Congestive Heart Failure Coronavirus 2) Research the condition and write a paragraph for each heading listed below. When writing the paragraph under each heading, use medical terms in the sentences. There may be some words you haven’t learned yet and it is ok to use these. Do not just list the words under the headings; use complete sentences and form a paragraph. Copying or using copy/paste is not acceptable! The information must be in your own words. This paper will go through Turn In It to screen for plagiarism. I will follow COC policies on plagiarism should this occur. Headings: Name and short description of the condition Signs and Symptoms Diagnostic Tests (lab tests, x-rays, etc.) Medical and/or Surgical Procedures (scoping, biopsies, surgery, etc.) Treatment, including medication category if appropriate 3) You may use information from your class text, a medical or nursing text, and/or the internet for researching your topic. A minimum of two resources must be used. One of the resources must be from a reliable internet source. For example, your condition might have website from an association that does research on the condition (American Lung Association, American Heart Association). The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland Clinic, and government sites are other examples of reliable sources. Wikipedia and WebMD are not acceptable! List your resources at the end of your paper (see instructions below for how to list resources). 4) Underline each medical term on your report. On a separate page, type the underlined word and define it. When appropriate, definitions must include each word part. Ex: hypoglycemia you would define hypo-, glyc/o, and –emia. The minimum number of medical terms is 15. (If you do the minimum, you will earn a ‘C’ for this paper, so list more!) Note: the name of the condition and name of anatomical parts are not counted as terms. You will also be graded on the variety of terms used. (Ex: if three of the end in –itis, only one will count.) 5) The paper must be typed; single spacing is fine. You do not need to cite resources within the body of the paper. You do not need a cover page. Most students complete this within 2-3 pages, not including the term definition list. 6) Submit this via Canvas. Due date is Sunday, April 18th, 2:00 pm. If submitted late, 3 points will be deducted for each day late. Grading: You will be graded on the following: 1. Variety of terms used throughout the paper. 2. Correct spelling and definitions. 3. College level writing and grammar. 4. Use of correct resources. This assignment is worth 20 points. Resources: No specific citation style is required. I must be able to locate the exact pages you used. Examples of how to list text and internet resources are listed below. Book resource example: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. Turley, S. M. (2017). Medical language: yourself. Boston: Pearson. Internet resource example: Title of web page. In italics put name of web site. List web address. Put the date you accessed it. Appendicitis. The Mayo Clinic. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/appendicitis. Accessed March 10, 2018. Spring 2021 Valenziano