Assignment 2: LASA 1: Case Studies Presentation
By Wednesday, August 12, 2015, create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to educate a group of medical students participating in their grand rounds. There should be at least ten slides in your Microsoft PowerPoint as well as a title slide and a slide listing all your sources for creating this slideshow. You should also create speaker notes for each slide of your presentation, which include the main talking points for the topic addressed on the slide. Save the presentation as AU_PSY350_M3_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.ppt. Submit your assignment to the M3 Assignment 2 LASA 1 Dropbox.
Case Study 1: Isaac is a fifty-nine-year-old man. Several months ago, he noticed a slight tremor in his hands. He assumed this to be a normal consequence of aging. The tremor, however, gradually worsened, along with some muscular stiffness and slowness in initiating movement. The tremor was more pronounced when he was not voluntarily moving. Isaac was referred to a neurologist, who diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. After visiting the neurologist, Isaac and his family ask you to further explain this disorder. Isaac also asks about L-dopa as a treatment—the neurologist had mentioned L-dopa as an effective medication but had instead prescribed selegiline:
Case Study 2: Sabrina is a twenty-seven-year-old woman who recently underwent a corpus callosotomy. Initially after surgery, when given a verbal command, Sabrina demonstrated marked apraxia of the left hand. However, the extent of this issue diminished over time. Answer the following questions about this client:
Click here to follow tips on creating a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. For this assignment and all Dropbox assignments, you are required to cite, at a minimum, the online course and the textbook for the course. Additional sources are welcome. Scholarly sources are preferred and can be found in the Argosy University online library. For reputable web sources, look for .gov or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Do not use Wikipedia.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria|
|Described the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Discussed what parts of the brain this disease affects.|
|Discussed hereditary and environmental factors thought to contribute to Parkinson’s disease.|
|Analyzed the reasons why selegiline was prescribed instead of L-dopa.|
|Discussed the disorder being treated by the corpus callosotomy and how the surgery is performed. Explained how the surgery will help Sabrina.|
|Analyzed the risks and benefits of the surgery and an alternative treatment and explained your recommendation.|
|Explained the cause of the apraxia.|
|Analyzed what the reduction in apraxia symptoms reveals about hemispheric specialization.|
|Used standard presentation components.|