BIOS 2400 Human Physiology Project
What physiological condition/disease/illness do you want to know more about?
This BIOS 2400 Human Physiology Project is designed to give you the opportunity to deeply explore some aspects of HOW your body works and what happens when things do not work correctly. You will research a physiological topic that moves BEYOND what we covered in class. You will illustrate different organs and organ systems’ role in maintaining normal bodily function (homeostasis) and analyze how the disease processes affect normal physiological function. A vested personal interest will make this a meaningful project to help you understand normal and abnormal physiologies.
Project Description: You will write a research paper on a physiological disease/condition/illness that illustrates the way organ systems should work together in an integrated manner to maintain bodily homeostasis and what happens when they do not. Your paper will also address what happens when these normal functions fail. You need to have at least five high-quality resources cited in your project. Include a References Cited page in APA format that lists all references cited in your paper (it should not include any references you have not cited).
For your report, describe the following:
- The main cause(s) of the disease/illness/condition. What organ(s) and organ system(s) are primarily affected? How is this different from normal homeostatic conditions?
- Presenting symptoms and any other typical symptoms of the disease/illness/condition.
- Geographic location or demographic (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.) patterns associated with the disease/illness/condition. Who is most vulnerable?
- How does someone get this disease/illness/condition?
- How is the disease/illness/condition diagnosed? What lab techniques or tests would help with this? Include at least one of the lab experiments you’ve conducted this semester. Describe the results you would expect with someone with this disease/illness/condition.
- What is the life expectancy for someone with this disease/illness/condition? What is the expected quality of life? Is there a difference between the short-term and long-term quality of life?
- What happens if the disease/illness/condition is not treated?
Possible Ideas (you do not need to pick from this list)
- Lung cancer
- Gastric Ulcers
- Hepatitis B
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Pancreatic cancer
- Addison’s disease
Use complete sentences in your own words.
Double-check against the rubric to ensure you’ve completed all aspects.
Upload your work on e-Learning with the corresponding DropBox file. (no “.pages” files!)
Point Value: 220 points
Due Date: Thursday, April 27th, by 11:59 pm.