For this course is the creation of a PowerPoint presentation investigating one organ system. The overall task of this assignment is to identify and investigate the anatomy and physiology of one organ system in the body, to assess how this primary organ system interacts with a secondary organ system, and to investigate one specific disease that affects the primary organ system. It is hard to imagine that 11 intricate body systems are working together all at the same time to maintain homeostasis, i.e., keeping internal conditions within an optimal range. Anatomy is the study of the structures that comprise the body and physiology is the study of the functioning of how the anatomical structures work together to achieve a certain task.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Identify and explain the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the body
Illustrate the highly connected pathways of all systems of the body by participating in a class project that demonstrates these connections
Critically analyze current issues in human health and medicine, and demonstrate application of that knowledge to their own bodies and life experiences .
Students will use the knowledge gained in this class, the accompanying e-text, and MasteringA&P to achieve the following three specific goals: 1. To assess the anatomy and physiology of one chosen organ system. 2. To evaluate how this primary organ system interacts with a secondary organ system. 3. To describe and analyze one illness affecting this primary organ system.
Writing Resources: References and additional formatting should be done in APA 6th Edition format. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
1. Describe the anatomy of the primary organ system in 2–3 slides, ensuring that you: a. Provide a description of the organ system’s location as presented in the anatomical position within the human body. b. Describe the organs and structures contained in this organ system. c. Identify key cell or tissue types contained in this organ system. d. Provide a labeled diagram or image illustrating the organ system’s location relative to other organ systems.
2. Explain the physiology of the organ system in 2–3 slides, including: a. A description of the major physiological functions of the organ system. b. A labeled diagram or image illustrating one of the functions of the organ system.
3. Describe the relationship of the primary organ system to a secondary organ system in 2–3 slides, specifically: a. The interactions of the two systems, including physiological functions that require the two systems to perform together. b. The dependence of the human body on this specific relationship, i.e., its significance.
4. Discuss common medical issues and diseases affecting the primary organ system in 2–3 slides, describing for each: a. The nature of the condition or disease (e.g., who can have this and when it can occur). b. The implications of the condition or disease (i.e., the impaired function, the ultimate consequences). c. The cause(s) of the condition or disease. d. The prevalence of the condition or disease in the American population.
A minimum of 8–10 slides in length, incorporating at least two pictures, diagrams, graphs, or other visual information. You must include both a cover page and a reference page, not included in the 8–10 slide minimum. APA format citations for references and visual information should be used.