Prepare a 2-3 page paper in which you:
- Provide a discussion of the normal anatomy of endochondral versus intramembranous bone growth
- Describe the pathological (disease) processes involved in achondroplasia, and answer this question: Why do individuals with achondroplasia have a normal sized head but abnormally proportioned limbs?
- Discuss how bone remodels throughout life and the healing process of a fracture.
NOTE: This assignment will require you to engage in independent research to learn about achondroplasia and bone growth and repair throughout life. I have provided some resources for you on the ebrary bookshelf to get you started. Begin your research by looking through the following books: Bones and Cartilage: Developemental Skeletal Biology, Growth Plate, and Human Growth and Development. Look up terms that you do not know, take notes, and assemble these notes INTO YOUR OWN WORDS. Copied text will receive a failing grade.
Remember that all of your work should be prepared using appropriate format. This link from your course syllabus page will help reinforce formatting expectations: http://www.trident.edu/files/Well-Written-Paper.pdf
Your SLP and your case assignments are considered scholarly works. Your final work should include a MINIMUM of 10 peer reviewed (scholarly) sources. This does not mean that you must place 10 peer reviewed sources in each module of your Case/SLP. I anticipate that the nature of the questions which must be answered in this project will result in the accumulation of more than 10 references, but 10 is the minimum number. This means by the end of module 5, I should be able to go back and count AT A MINIMUM a total of 10 scholarly-peer reviewed publications in all of your submitted papers. If you are uncertain what a peer reviewed (scholarly) source is, go to http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/scholarly.pdf .
Please keep in mind that you should not use sources such as “Answers.com” or “Wikipedia” or “Wikianswers”. None of these are scholarly sources and they can be “modified” by any registered user which makes it unreliable. It could very well be that those who modify subjects in Wikipedia have a very good knowledge of the subject, however, since we have no way of knowing their credentials or intentions, we cannot guarantee that the source is reliable. It is a good place to start, but should not be used as factual in graduate writing. For graduate study, be sure to stick to peer reviewed journals and scientific sources. If you are having trouble finding a place to begin, try the References, or Bibliography, section at the end of the chapters in your assigned readings or ebrary books. The books on your ebrary shelf are all scholarly references as well.
The following site will help: http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/scholarly.html
Appropriate Headings and Paper Flow
Remember that you are preparing a formal academic paper. Your paper should make use of appropriate headings and subheadings. You should not cut & paste the questions posed and answer them like a “Question and Answer” session. Your finished paper should read like an academic paper.