a. Physiological basis for this disease: Talk about the healthy state of the body. For instance, if you are talking about cirrhosis of the liver explain how the liver works when it is healthy. If you are talking about tuberculosis then explain how the lungs function when they are healthy. Just because we already discussed this in lecture you are to assume no student has ever heard it before. This should include approximately 2 minutes of your presentation. Caution: Most students leave this part completely out of their report. I wouldn't do that if I were you.
b. Etiology (Epidemiology): What are the causes and origins of this disease? Is there any important historical significance to this disease? Where does this disease usually start? Is there a particular season for this disease? Is this disease communicable? How is the disease transmitted?
- Be descriptive and accurate
- Obtain information from medical journals
- Include works cited