Purpose: The purpose of the project is to serve as an artifact, showing that students have demonstrated
achieving the competency of scientific literacy.
**Your topic will be assigned by your instructor by the second week of the quarter. All students are required
to do their papers on the topic assigned. Failure to do so will result in a zero.**
This assignment specifically addresses the following Galen College of Nursing General Education
Competencies: 2. Communication. 3. Information Literacy. 4. Critical Thinking. 5. Scientific Literacy.
You will need to work on this assignment weekly throughout the quarter. Your completed assignment will be
due during week 9 of the quarter. Please do not wait until the last minute to work on this assignment. It is
your responsibility to submit the completed assignment before the DropBox closes. No hard copies or
emailed copies will be accepted once the DropBox is closed.
This project requires the ability to understand and apply scientific knowledge that you acquire both inside
and outside the anatomy and physiology classroom. You will be presented a pathology that is applicable to
the systems we have covered and will be assigned by your instructor. This is a pathology that you may
encounter in your nursing career.
As you progress through this course, you will acquire information in a sequential, topic-specific manner. topic will include information that is relevant to this assignment. For example, the knowledge you gain
from the lesson on cell morphology will be applied to later system-specific questions. Your explanations on
each sub-topic should include information from sources that go beyond the textbook or classroom. You are
expected to clearly understand the meaning of each topic before you construct your answers. For example,
you are expected to know the meaning of “homeostasis” and to understand the topics that are connected to
it. Don’t forget to read and understand the rubric before you start. Refer to it often – it will help guide you
through the process.
Criteria and what the paper should include
1. Description of the pathology
2. Normal anatomy of major body system affected
3. Normal physiology of body system affected
4. Mechanism of pathophysiology
Students will be assigned individual topics related to physiology and pathological conditions of
I The student will be required to complete criteria 1-7 in a written paper.
The paper will be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 pages long not including a title and reference
A minimum of three APA-style references must be included in the paper. There should be an APA-format
references page at the end of the presentation. Additionally, in-text citations should be included when
appropriate. Reputable resources include peer-reviewed journal articles, textbooks, interviews with
clinicians who deal with these pathologies on a daily basis, personal experiences, class lectures, and other
The student should use a font size of 12, Times New Roman, and double-spaced throughout. The paper
should be written with the text aligned to the left margin with 1” margins.
Students should review the information about plagiarism in the Student Catalog. Any copying of information
from another source without giving proper credit through a citation will be met with severe consequences.In line with this, however, the entire presentation should not be directly copied from other sources. The
student is expected to compose ideas in their own words, and only use text from other sources as a minor
The assignment should be submitted through the Dropbox in Canvas on or before the assigned due date.
Refer to the late policy for late submissions