Pathophysiology Paper

You will pick a disease for your pathophysiology paper. The disease must be for one of the organ systems covered this term listed in the syllabus. Select a disease from current events that is an emerging or reemerging concern to you or people in your area. Provide local epidemiological data for the disease.


The paper must be in APA format and 2-5 pages.

Your paper must include:

  • Introduction to the disease and the organ system (history, signs, symptoms, epidemiology etc.)
  • Discussion of the normal anatomy and physiology of the organ system involved (cell and tissue populations involved, organs, primary functions, connections to other body systems)
  • Discussion of the changes to the anatomy and physiology as a result of the disease (pathophysiology)
  • Discussion of treatment/prevention options
  • 3 primary and at least 2 secondary scholarly sources

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Choose any topic below to write about.

List of Possible Topics: 

  1. Cancer (select a specific type)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis
  4. Muscular dystrophy
  5. Fibromyalgia
  6. ALS
  7. Alzheimer’s Disease
  8. Multiple Sclerosis
  9. Spinal cord injuries
  10. Tourette syndrome
  11. Parkinson’s disease
  12. Cirrhosis
  13. Huntington’s disease
  14. Meningitis
  15. Sickle Cell disease
  16. Tuberculosis