Pamphlet addressing non-scientific community and presentation
Addresses Learning Outcome:
- Recognize risk factors leading to disease and identify preventive measures and treatments.
This assignment is designed for you to demonstrate your ability to communicate your knowledge of a disease to the lay (non-scientific and non-medical) public.
The disease or disorder should not be a common disease that has already addressed in our course. Common diseases include coronary artery disease, Alzheimer disease, arthritis, diabetes, AIDS, hypo- and hyper-thyroidism, hypertension, psoriasis, sleep apnea, Lyme’s Disease, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, mononucleosis, asthma, urinary tract infections, many STDs (check with your instructor), irritable bowel disease, strep throat, MRSA, polio, tuberculosis, Lockjaw, anorexia nervosa, autism, Down syndrome, and many cancers (check with your instructor). For any additions to this list, check with your instructor.
In this assignment, you will develop good working knowledge of unique (uncommon) chronic disease or a unique preventable disease. Check with your instructor for approval of your topic selection.
- You will choose a unique chronic or preventable disease during the first two weeks of the course.
- Seek approval for your topic from your instructor.
- Create an informative pamphlet about the chosen chronic or preventable disease for a non-scientific community. Ideally, the pamphlet should be in the form of a six-page pamphlet.
- The pamphlet should contain the following:
- Content and language that targets a lay audience. All terms should be explained and diagrams and graphics should be provided to clarify concepts and ideas.
- A brief description of the disease, including its symptoms and signs
- Explanation of the effects of the disease on healthy body function including cellular, tissue, organ and organ system levels
- Risk factors contributing to the onset of the disease
- Description of preventive steps to avoid the disease (if avoidable)
- Available diagnostic and therapeutic tools
- Outcomes of the disease (such as prognosis or recovery potential)
- Information about how a person suffering from the disease can maintain a desirable quality of life, minimize or slow the progress of the disease
Format of the pamhlet
- All content written in your own words
- Reference citations included in APA format (not part of the tri-fold; should be provided on a separate page)