(Answered) NR507 Week 2 Assignment:Disease Process Presentation

The purpose of the Week 2 Disease Process Assignment Part 1 is for learners to:

  • Develop professional presentation/communication skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the risk factors for disease development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the progression of a disease from the initial injury to the defect in the tissue, organ and system functioning.
  • Describe the role of the health care provider in the prevention of the disease.

Due Date:  Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 2

Course Outcomes

  1. Analyze pathophysiological mechanisms associated with select disease states.
  2. Relate research findings to the management of patients with complex pathophysiologic dysfunction.

Total Points Possible: 100 points


Description of the Assignment

In Week 7, students will present an audio/video PowerPoint presentation using the Disease Process Presentation Guidelines and Rubric located under Course Resources. To ensure timely development of the Week 7 assignment and an opportunity to receive feedback from the course faculty, students will develop the Week 7 presentation in 2 parts.  Parts 1 and 2 will be submitted as a PowerPoint presentation that contains thorough speaker notes. After students have received faculty feedback on Parts 1 and 2, students will develop the final presentation that is audio and video recorded and uploaded to the Week 7 Discussion Board.

Criteria for Content

  1. Introduce the disease with a brief definition and description.
  2. Discuss the Risk Factorsand the connection to the Etiology of the initial injury to the cell/tissue/organ.
  3. Show the progression from the initial injury to the defect in the tissue, organ and system functioning.
  4. Discuss health care provider implications for prevention of the disease.
  5. Provide a summary slide that highlights main points presented.
  6. Reference slide and in-text citations depict references correctly cited according to APA.


As defined by Flack, Calhoun, and Schiffrin (2017), hypertension (high blood pressure) is a systolic blood pressure (SBP) greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg, or under antihypertensive medication. According to Flack et al. (2017), the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) classifies BP for adults aged 18 years and above as follows:

Normal: SBP lower than 120 mm Hg, DBP lower than 80 mm Hg

Prehypertension: SBP 120-139 mm Hg, DBP 80-89 mm Hg

Stage 1: SBP 140-159 mm Hg, DBP 90-99 mm Hg

Stage 2: SBP greater than or equal to 160 mm Hg, DBP greater than or equal to 100 mm Hg

On the other hand, Flack et al. (2017) state that the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines classify prehypertension into two categories of:

Elevated blood pressure: SBP between 120 and 129 mm Hg and DBP lower than 80 mm Hg

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