HPRS 2301 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES
***Prior to beginning research on your paper, please email me your choice of disease for my approval before the topic due date. Once you get my acceptance of your topic, you may begin your research paper.*** If you do not send a topic to the Instructor by the due date a disease will be assigned to you.
STUDENTS MUST USE MICROSOFT WORD FOR THIS RESEARCH PAPER. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word you will find computers on North, South and Central Campus’ for your use. Local Libraries usually have computers for public use.
Watch the video regarding Plagiarism before starting your paper.
You may turn this paper in as early as you like. I will gladly look over any paper and make suggestions for improvements see Course Calendar for Deadlines.
The Due Date for this Research Paper is on the Course Calendar.
5 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR EACH DAY LATE.
This paper constitutes 10% of your grade for this course. Remember – the majority of the grade for this paper is based on your ability to follow instructions! If you have questions – Email me for assistance.
REMEMBER the goal of this Research Paper is for you to research a disease and write about your findings in your own words.
TOPIC SELECTION & PAPER STRUCTURE:
Refer to your Course Calendar for the deadline to submit your topic. If you miss the deadline date your Instructor will assign a topic to you. 2 points will be deducted for each day. You may choose a disease that interests you, a disease that might run in your family, or that may have occurred in a friend as long as it is relevant to this course. Parkinson’s disease is not an option since a paper with this title is provided for reference. Submit your topic early because topics are one to a course, no duplications. If you are unsure of your topic, e-mail your Instructor or go online to The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and you will find an alphabetical listing of hundreds of diseases.
Make sure your topic is a disease and not a syndrome or a condition. An example would be Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is a condition or Down’s Syndrome is a syndrome. If you are not sure e-mail your Instructor for clarification.
The paper should include the symptoms, etiology (cause), pathogenesis (course of the disease), risk factors, complications, prognosis, and general treatment for the disease process that you are writing about. The outcome of this paper is to determine that you have acquired a sufficient level of knowledge to communicate within the healthcare industry about things such as epidemiology, pathophysiology of a disease, and the course of a disease and its treatment.
You may submit your 1st draft of your paper to the Instructor to read and give suggestions.
ü Save your draft to your computer (don’t save on your phone, if your Instructor can’t open it can’t be reviewed or graded.)
ü Go into Blackboard, Course Content, Research Paper and the icon with the circular red arrow. DO NOT GO TO THE TURNITIN WEBSITE.
ü Put your Name, title of your paper and put draft next to the title. If draft is not next to the title it will be graded as a final product.
ü You will receive an online receipt for submission.
ü You will have access to the similarity report. Make sure all exact quotes are cited.
ü Very important! Email your Instructor to alert her that you have submitted a draft for review.
There is also a deadline for this, so again to your Course Calendar. If a paper is submitted after the draft deadline the Instructor will grade it as final.
WATCH THE VIDEO IN BLACKBOARD ON PLAGIARISM IN THE RESEARCH PAPER CONTENT.
Papers should be APA formatted
Use Microsoft Word to write your paper. When saving your paper, Name your file using the following format: Title of Paper_LastName_Course#
Example: Parkinson’s Disease_Doe_HPRS2301
Use Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri 12-font for the title page, the body and the reference page of your paper. Do not use a larger font or bold type on the title page, body or reference page. Set margins at 1” top, bottom and sides.
The body of the paper MUST be 3-5 FULL pages in length. The title page and bibliography do not count; they are in addition to the 3-5 pages in the body. Points will be deducted for papers that are not at least 3 full pages.
5. The paper should be free of spelling and grammatical error. This is a college level paper so there are high expectations.
The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author’s name, and the Course Number. Include the page running header (portion of the title) with the page number flush right at the top of the page. Please note that on the title page, your page header should look like this:
(header) Title 1
Space down to the center of the page:
Title of Paper
Your paper should be 1.5 spaced with paragraphs indented. Do not hit enter twice between paragraphs! At the end of a paragraph hit Enter (1 time) and then hit Tab (1 time) to begin a new paragraph.
Use 1 inch margins all around (see example)
Do NOT use pictures, tables or grafts in your paper.
Do NOT use listing in the body of your paper! This will result in a loss of points.
Example: (1, 2, 3) (A, B, C) (I, II, III) or bullets as shown below
You will need to use at least 3 references, one of which must be an internet source. You must cite each reference source within the body of the paper as well as at the end of the paper on a designated “References” page according to APA format requirements.
12. I expect you to research your topic and be familiar enough to paraphrase the information. You may only use 3 direct quotes in this paper. The quotes must be no more than 3 sentences in length.
13. You may NOT list the same website twice on your reference page if they pertain to the same subject.
1. Web M.D. (2012, August 13). The Stages of parkinson’s Disease. Retrieved January 8, 2014, from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/guide/parkinsons-stages
2. WebMD. (2010, December 03). Parkinson’s Disease-Treatment Overview. Retrieved January 8, 2014, from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/tc/parkinsons-disease-treatment-overview
***You may NOT use Wikipedia as a source for your paper***
***You may NOT use your Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Text.
Turnitin will detect any Wikipedia entries.
To submit your final paper look in Blackboard under Course Content, Research Paper and you will see an icon that is a sheet of paper with a circular red arrow. Click on the icon and a page will appear with blocks that you need to complete then click upload and after that you will click on submit. DO NOT GO TO THE TURNITIN WEBSITE TO SUBMIT YOUR PAPER.