Disease Seminar Handbook W12

Then when we understand what changes lead to disease

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Unformatted text preview: ease and topic. When we study a disease, it is best to start by understanding the ‘normal’. That is – how does the body or system operate under non ­disease conditions? Only once we understand the normal function of the body can we start to uncover the changes that occur during the course/progression of a disease. Then, when we understand what changes lead to disease itself (i.e.: disease pathology) we can begin to ask – how can we prevent these changes? How significant do these changes need to be to cause clinical manifestation of disease? What can we do to manage, treat or reverse the changes? What impact do these changes have on an individual, their family, our society? These will be the main questions explored in the disease seminars. The information provided in this handbook will serve 2 main functions. 1. It will help you understand the basic underlying ‘normal’ physiology of the body systems relevant to your assigned disease so that you can start to build on it and uncover disease specific concerns. 2. It will serve as a reference guide with helpful tips and suggestions for completing your independent research, written assignment and oral presentation. 3 Overview of Assignment As part of the BIOL*1080 course, the large lectures are complemented with weekly, small group seminars. These seminars are a mandatory component of the course and will account for 25% of your final mark. In the weekly seminars, you will be working in small groups to research an assigned disease, and then present it orally in a short PowerPoint presentation. The selected diseases for the W’12 semester are: 1. Breast cancer 2. Depression 3. H. Pylori 4. Type 2 diabetes 5. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 6. Osteoarthritis Within each seminar section, students will be assigned to a research group of 5 and then each group will be assigned one of the 6 diseases. Using a 5 ­category research template (see below), each group member will be responsible for covering a distinct aspect of their assigned disease. These areas have been divided as follows: 1. anatomy, physiology and pathology – the natural course of the disease 2. individual well being, familial and societal impact 3. risk factors, causes and preventive interventions 4. diagnosis: clinical and sub ­clinical categorizations 5. therapeutic treatments and post ­treatment management Basic background information on each disease category is found in this manual as it applies to normal physiological function to help you get started. All additional information that you n...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2014 for the course BIOL 1080 taught by Professor Dyck during the Winter '11 term at University of Guelph.

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