HCA/240 Final Project Overview and Timeline

Associate Level Material

Appendix A

 

Final Project Overview and Timeline

 

Final Project Overview

 

In this assignment you look at trends in the United States that will influence health care in the future: aging of the population and rising incidence of obesity in the population. You explain what these demographic changes mean in terms of disease trends and what can be done to reduce the related health complications. You also discuss how health care delivery will adapt to provide the care necessary to accommodate these trends.

 

Final Project Timeline

 

You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, some assignments in the course are designed to help you in create your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to successfully complete your project.

 

¨  Suggested in Week One: Review the project description in Week Nine. Make notes on the growing rate of obesity and aging of the United States population. Consider how the environment relates to health issues.

 

¨  Suggested in Week Two: Make notes on the disease trends in immunity, infectious diseases, and cancer that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Suggested in Week Three: Make notes on the disease trends in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Suggested in Week Four: Make notes on the disease trends in the blood and musculoskeletal systems that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Due in Week Five: Make notes on the disease trends in the gastrointestinal system that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Due in Week Six: Make notes on the disease trends in the urinary and reproductive systems that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Due in Week Seven: Make notes on the disease trends in the endocrine system that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Due in Week Eight: Make notes on the disease trends in mental illness and the nervous system that may result from obesity and aging. Consider how environmental changes relate to health issues.

 

¨  Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.

 

Resources

 

·         Older Adults webpage at HealthyPeople.com

 

 

·         Nutrition and Weight Status webpage at HealthyPeople.com

 

 

·         “Why Weight Matters” video located on the Week One Electronic Reserve Readings page.

 

·         “Trends in Aging—United States and Worldwide” located in the Week One Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

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