pathological conditions of physiological systems
Purpose: The purpose of the project is to serve as an artifact, showing that students have demonstrated achieving the competency of scientific literacy.
This assignment specifically addresses 2. Communication. 3. Information Literacy. 4. Critical Thinking. 5. Scientific Literacy.
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.
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.
|1||Description of the pathology|
|2||Normal anatomy of major body system affected|
|3||Normal physiology of body system affected|
|4||Mechanism of pathophysiology|
A similar condition in adults is acromegaly, a disorder that results in the growth of bones in the face, hands, and feet in response to excessive levels of GH in individuals who have stopped growing.
Figure 17.10Hormonal Regulation of Growth Growth hormone (GH) directly accelerates the rate of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle and bones. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is activated by growth hormone and indirectly supports the formation of new proteins in muscle cells and bone.
Betts, J. G. (2013). Anatomy & Physiology. OpenStax College, Rice University The Endocrine System Chapter 17