weigh and make health-related decisions based on an understanding of the value and limits of scientific knowledge and the scientific method
Choose and research a topic related to human biology. Imagine that you are creating a small booklet that will become available at a local health clinic. The booklet should be educational and understandable by the general public. You may select one topic that relates to either homeostatic mechanisms or to a disease that may interest you because of your own health or family history. You will find a list of suggested topics below, or you may come up with your own. If you select a topic that is not listed below, discuss your topic with your instructor before beginning work.
Homeostasis: Hydration and exercise, adaptation of the human body to pregnancy, adaptation to cold or hot weather, adaptation to starvation and its consequences, sleep and health, or nutrition and health in children.
The sections of your booklet should include a title; an introduction that defines/describes your topic and what current/ongoing research has discovered about this topic; backgroundinformation on what healthy organ system(s) is/are affected by the topic; the mechanism of action (e.g., how does the topic disrupt homeostasis? how does a disease spread and infect a person?); its symptoms and how it is diagnosed; current treatment options; and your references. You may include additional sections as necessary to cover your particular topic.
Please keep in mind that the audience for your informational booklet is the general public. Your explanations and uses of evidence, illustrations, or other definitive details should be appropriate for the reader; your language should aid the reader's understanding of the subject (including definitions where appropriate); you should use information logically, and provide conflicting evidence and research where appropriate.
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