RUA Patho


1) Select a disease process that interests you.Write on Rhematoid Athrihtis
3) Write a 2-3 page paper (excluding title and reference pages).
4) Include the following sections about the selected disease process (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading


  1. Introduction of disease - 20 points/20%
    • One paragraph (approximately 200 words) • Includes disease description
    • Includes epidemiology of disease
  2. Etiology and risk factors - 20 points/20%
    • Common causes of the disease or condition
    • Risk factors for the disease or condition
    • Impact of age
    • Prevalence based on gender,
    • Influence of environment
    • Genetic basis of disease
    • Lifestyle influences
    • All information supported by current literature
  3. Pathophysiological processes - 20 points/20%
    • Describes changes occurring at the cellular, tissue, and/or organ level that contribute to the disease
    • Describes adaptation of the cells and body in response to the disease.
    • Relates disease processes to manifested signs and symptoms.
  4. Clinical manifestations and complications - 20 points/20%
    • Describes the physical signs and symptoms that are important in considering the presence of the disease. • Identifies signs that contribute to diagnosis of the condition
    • Identifies symptoms that contribute to diagnosis of the condition.
    • Identifies complications of the disease.
    • Discusses the implications to the patient when complications are left untreated.
  5. Diagnostics - 10 points/10%

• Includes list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests used to determine the presence of the disease.

• Discusses the significance of test findings in relation to the disease process. f. APA Style and Organization - 10 points/10%

• References are submitted with assignment.
• Uses appropriate APA format (6th ed.) and is free of errors.
• Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
• Paper is 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages
• At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided

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